Chieftain golfers capture dual win at Panted Hills Golf Course
Tonganoxie golfers hope their scores last Wednesday at Painted Hills will be similar to their marks at the Kansas City, Kan., course next month.
Painted Hills is the site for this year's Kaw Valley League golf meet May 9.
In a dual against KC-Washington, Tonganoxie defeated the Wildcats, 170-245.
"I thought what they shot was more what I expected them to shoot rather than what they shot at Sunflower Hills on Saturday," THS coach Steve Harrell said, comparing the dual to the Sunflower Hills Classic on April 2. The Chieftains finished last out of seven teams at the 18-hole meet.
At the 9-hole dual, however, Tonganoxie had better performances.
Cody Sims again led the team. He shot a 36 through nine holes.
Zach Pistora and Adam Reetz weren't far behind with 41 and 45 strokes respectively.
"It's an older course and it's not as long as some courses," Harrell said.
Harrell noted that his team usually performs better on shorter courses, which will be a good thing when the team returns for the KVL meet.
"The kids are really positive coming out of it because our league tournament is there," Harrell said. "To have a good round of golf there kind of gets their mind thinking 'we can be more competitive.'"
Rain shortened Monday's Lansing Invitational at the Leavenworth Country Club. Because some golfers couldn't finish, the top three scores from each team were used to determine team results.
Tonganoxie finished seventh out of 10 teams with a 286. Adam Reetz (91), Zach Pistora (93), Chris Smith (102) and Garrett Kelly (105) all finished their 18 holes at the meet.
Tonganoxie's No. 1 golfer, Cody Sims, did not finish because of the rain, nor did Jake Poterbin. They were two of about 25 golfers who couldn't get 18 holes in before the rains came.
The Chieftains' next competition will be a junior varsity meet Thursday at De Soto. The meet is set to begin at 3 p.m.
Dual Results (top four scores taken)
Tonganoxie 170, Washington 245
Matthew Hall 40
James Seay 62
Jamel Jackson 71
Bryan Miller 72
Cody Sims 36
Zach Pistora 41
Adam Reetz 45
Jacob Poterbin 48
Chris Smith 49
Garrett Kelly 52