Archive for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chieftain golfers fire season-low score

Yates picks up 2nd individual crown of 2010

May 4, 2010

The Tonganoxie High golf team posted its lowest score of 2010 on Monday at the Ottawa Invitational and it was only good enough for fourth place, but Colby Yates won his second individual title of the season.

Yates finished with 77 strokes to win the tournament and bring home his first championship since the season opener.

The Chieftains’ composite score of 322 was seven strokes behind champion Anderson County, five behind host Ottawa and just one behind Kaw Valley League foe Piper.

Despite the season-best team score, THS actually had its worst team placing of the season. Before Monday, the squad had finished second at three straight events, finished third at another and won the season-opening Sunflower Classic.

Chieftains coach Jared Jackson said the golfers were a little disappointed since it was the first time this season the squad didn’t earn a team medal.

“Individually they all knew their scores could have been lower,” Jackson said. “It was a perfect day to go real low, but no one had that career day.”

Ultimately, though, the coach said it won’t have a negative effect.

“As a team we need to continue to play one shot at a time and not get too concerned with the final score,” Jackson said.

Tonganoxie wraps up its regular season on Thursday at the Lake Perry Country Club.

Team scores: 1. Anderson County, 315; 2. Ottawa, 317; 3. Piper, 321; 4. Tonganoxie, 322.

THS individuals: 1. Colby Yates, 77; Mitch DeHoff, 81; Justin Jacobs, 82; Tanner Hale, 82; Preston Putthoff, 86; Kody Campbell, 89.

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