Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Gusty winds ruffle golfers in Louisburg

May 1, 2002

Tonganoxie's two golf meets in two days didn't seem to cause as many problems as the weather conditions on the second day.

The Chieftains played in Atchison on Tuesday and then headed to a meet in windy Louisburg on Wednesday that THS had trouble handling.

"It was a little setback," THS coach Darren Neas said. "That wind was gusting up to 40 miles per hour. We struggled dealing with the wind."

At Louisburg, Tonganoxie took 12th out of 13 teams, scoring 447.

Anderson County won the tournament with a 332, while Ottawa and De Soto tied for second with 334.

Tonganoxie fared slightly better at Bellevue Country Club in Atchison.

The Chieftains finished ninth out of 12 teams, shooting 411.

Bryan Gurss was the Chieftains' low scorer, shooting 101.

Thomas Gilner and Matt Overbaugh both shot 103s.

Neas was happy to play on a course his club will see in two weeks. Bellevue will also be the venue for Tonganoxie's regional.

"It was a pretty nice little course actually," Neas said. "I think it's a course our kids could play.

"It's not extremely narrow but not wide-open. I think it's a good place for regionals."

The Chieftains will be in action again Thursday in the Perry-Lecompton Tournament at Lake Perry Country Club. About 14 teams are expected for the tournament.

THS will then play in its first Kaw Valley League Tournament next Monday at Eagle Bend in Lawrence. The tournament begins at 4 p.m.

Neas said he hopes his team can stay consistent.

"Golf is a sport you can shoot 85 one day and 105 the next day," Neas said.

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