Osage wins home quadrangular and Versailles finishes second in home quadrangular
Osage wins home quadrangular
It was another good outing on the links for School of the Osage.
The Indians hosted Linn, Fulton and California at Osage National Golf Club and took care of business posting a team score of 168 and 15 strokes better than any other team.
The good times also continued in particular for Osage's Ethan Kline who carded the best round of the day in his fifth straight event, which also includes two tournament championships. Kline finished his night with a round of 35 after nine holes while Zach Krantz turned in a 41, Andrew Reahr earned a 44, Noah Hampton finished at 48 and Trevor Ralston turned in a 50.
"It was a good night for us. We started this season off a little slow with regards to our scoring and we've finally played enough golf that our scores are bck down to where I was hoping they would be," Osage coach L.J. Weeks stated. "Ethan continues to be on a roll and Zach also continues to move in the right direction in his quest for a trip to the state tournament. He just missed that trip last year so he has high hopes to make it this season."
The conditions were not exactly ideal, but Osage managed and got just enough things right.
"We were just starting to get used to warm weather and yesterday afternoon ended up being chilly and windy. Golf is one of those sports that the weather has a really big impact on things go," Weeks noted. "The wind has a big effect on the ball with regards to compression and distance and when it is chilly, the ball does not compress as much and thus does not travel as far. So, that often changes the club you use from warmer weather.
"If a player has a high ball flight then the wind has a pretty big impact with regards to how you aim and also if you are playing into or with the wind (club selection). It's often a series of calculated guesses and you only hope that you guess right."
Osage returns to action on Monday with a tournament at Waynesville scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
Versailles finishes second in home quadrangular
Versailles was back on its home links Thursday night at Rolling Hills Golf Club for a quadrangular with Missouri Military Academy, South Callaway and Eugene and the Tigers finished second overall.
Versailles finished the day with a team score of 188, trailing only Missouri Military Academy (165), and Ori Bartlett had the best round for the Tigers with a score of 42 after nine holes. Garrett Boatright turned in a 44, Kyle Bartlett was at 49 and both Joel Faron and Caleb Sousley earned a 53.
"I think this was a decent showing. We have a couple of guys who are a little banged up with various injuries," Versailles coach Kyle Nolawski remarked. "I think the weekend will be a good time to recuperate and get a bit healthier. The junior varsity played exceptionally well and showed a lot of growth and just how much they are improving. Special mention to Zach Broderson, who played in his first solo match today.
"I think we are seeing a lot of talent start to surface and if we can hone it in during the offseason, the future looks bright."
Versailles will be back on the course for tournament action Monday at Sacred Heart. First tees are slated for 10 a.m.