Archive for Friday, April 27, 2012

Chieftain golf rolls at Atchison Invitational

THS breaks school record with 305

April 27, 2012

As the 2012 season draws on, the Tonganoxie High golf team is seemingly hitting its stride.

The Chieftains broke a school record for the second time in as many weeks, winning the Atchison Invitational Thursday with a team score of 305 at the Bellevue Golf and Country Club. They bested the previous low of 310, which they carded April 20 at the Wichita Collegiate Invitational.

"We had another pretty good day," coach Jared Jackson said. "For one, we had good weather, and two, it is a course that you can score well. The distance isn't bad, but even with those things, you've still got to go out and play."

The Chieftains defeated second-place finisher De Soto by just two strokes. The next best team was Kansas City Christian, which posted a 333.

Senior Colby Yates brought home his third straight individual championship with a 73. He was one of four Chieftains to finish under 80, marking the first time THS has accomplished that feat this season.

Junior Aaron Williams took fifth with a 76, while senior Tanner Hale and junior Tyler Hall each scored 78 to finish eighth and ninth, respectively. Hall set a new career low, finishing under 80 for the first time.

"That's really what we strive for and that's what a good team will have," Jackson said of the team-wide success. "Tyler was one that really stepped up. For him sitting in the six spot, to shoot a 78, that's really good."

Sophomore Drew Sandburg and senior Kody Campbell were also in action, shooting scores of 82 and 83, respectively.

THS will have a week off before playing in the Junction City Invitational on May 3. Tournament action will begin at 3 p.m. at Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

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