Golfers brace for busy week
The course was shorter Thursday as the Tonganoxie High School golf team competed in the Shawnee Mission Northwest quadrangular.
Teams played nine holes, not the usual 18. The Chieftains took fourth and shot a 208 as a team, eight strokes lower than their previous low mark.
"I'm pretty happy to continue to see some improvement," said Darren Neas, Chieftain golf coach.
Chad Turner had the team's best round, shooting a 47.
In a junior varsity tournament at The Oaks, Basehor-Linwood took the team title, scoring 178 points. Tonganoxie shot a 228 and Cody Owsley was the team's low scorer with a 51.
Up next for the Chieftains will be the Osawatomie Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The junior varsity also had a meet Tuesday at The Oaks with Immaculata as the host. Results from that tournament will be in next week's edition of The Mirror.
Osawatomie will have 21 teams, with a shotgun format in which players will start at different courses and rotate.
Neas said it would be better than the Sunflower Classic on April 6 when golfers all started at hole no. 1.
The Osawatomie tournament kicks off a busy schedule next week.
The Chieftains are also at Louisburg on Monday, and then travel to Atchison on Tuesday.