Archive for Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Golfers improve team score, finish 16th in Osawatomie

April 24, 2002

The greens were harder to find Saturday, but Tonganoxie golfers still managed to lower their team score in Osawatomie.

"Their greens are the smallest greens I've ever seen," THS coach Darren Neas said.

That made chip shots more common for the Chieftains, who set a new team low with a 402. Tonganoxie finished 16th out of 20 teams.

Ottawa won the meet with a 312, while Hayden, led by last year's 4A state champion, John Newcomer, took second. The Wildcats also won the team state title last year.

Neas said the talented field in Osawatomie would prepare THS for later tournaments.

"There were some pretty decent kids out there," Neas said.

Bryan Gurss led Tonganoxie with a 94, while Chase Nowak shot a 97.

The Chieftains conclude their busiest week today in the Louisburg Invitational at the Club in the Country, Louisburg.

The tournament was originally scheduled for Monday, but was moved because of course problems.

After Saturday's tournament in Osawatomie, Tonganoxie competed in the Atchison Tournament at Bellevue Country Club on Tuesday. Results from the Atchison invitation will accompany today's action in next week's edition of The Mirror.

Neas said the Louisburg tournament should have about 12 teams, the same number as were in the Atchison tournament.

Tee-time for today's invitational is set for 1 p.m. Tonganoxie will be off until the Perry-Lecompton Invitational on May 2 at the Lake Perry Country Club.

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