Archive for Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Golfers stumble at league

May 14, 2003

A team that has been inching up from the bottom of the standings faltered somewhat at Monday's Kaw Valley League Tournament at Eagle Bend in Lawrence.

Tonganoxie, which has broken its previous team marks in its last few meets did the same at KVL, but the Chieftains still finished in 10th place with a 361. Piper won its second consecutive league title with a 327, narrowly defeating league newcomer Bonner Springs (328) and Lansing (329).

"We're still about 20 strokes out from really competing," THS coach Darren Neas said. "But you know, 20 strokes between four guys is five strokes a guy. We're getting closer."

Cody Owsley (87), Adam Reetz (91) and Mat Overbaugh (92) all hit personal bests for the year. Luke Brown shot a 92 for the final team points. John Bretthauer and Cody Sims also competed, but their scores did not count toward the top-four team score.

Tonganoxie will travel Monday to Ottawa for a Class 4A regional golf meet. Other teams at the meet will be Anderson County, Baldwin, Burlington, Council Grove, Hayden (Topeka), Ottawa, Perry-Lecompton and Santa Fe Trail.

The Chieftains' regional team will be Luke Brown, Cody Sims, Mat Overbaugh, Cody Owsley, Adam Reetz, Chase Nowak and alternate John Bretthauer.

The meet begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ottawa Country Club.

State golf is scheduled for May 27 at the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City.

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