Tonganoxie’s Sandburg registers career-best 70 at Junction City golf tourney
Throughout the 2014 season, Tonganoxie High's Drew Sandburg has been a fixture in the top five at golf tournaments. The Chieftain senior continued that trend Thursday, but he set a personal record in the process.
Sandburg shot a career-low 70, good for second place individually at the Junction City Invitational. He led THS to a 10th-place team finish at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Isaac Jones and Nathaniel Laundy tied for second on the team with identical scores of 92. They were followed by Matt Scharff (102), Heath Martin (117) and Ben Lanza (121).
Washburn Rural's Beckler beat out Sandburg for the individual title with a 69. The Junior Blues also won the team title with a 292, beating out runners-up Hayden and Seamen by 13 strokes.
The Chieftains were also in action last week at Atchison and Spring Hill. They took eighth on May 1 at the Atchison Invitational, finishing with a score of 367 at Bellevue Country Club. Sandburg led the way, finishing third with a 76. Piper's Eric Pahls (74) and Alec Wuellner (76) occupied the top two individual spots, headlining the Pirates' first-place team score of 324.
One day later, THS traveled to Sycamore Ridge Golf Course for a makeup of the Spring Hill Invitational. The Chieftains took nine strokes off their team score at Atchison, coming in sixth with a 367. Sandburg placed third yet again with a 75. Pahls won the individual title with a 71 and Mill Valley took home the team title with a 310.
THS will be back on the course Monday at the Kaw Valley League tournament at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. They placed third at last year's league tournament.
Junction City results
- Drew Sandburg, 70; T2. Isaac Jones, 92; T2. Nathaniel Laundy, 92; 4. Matt Scharff, 102; 5. Heath Martin, 117; 6. Ben Lanza, 121.
Spring Hill results
- Drew Sandburg, 75; T2. Nathaniel Laundy, 90; T2. Matt Scharff, 90; 4. Isaac Jones, 102; 5. Heath Martin, 108; 6. Ben Lanza, 109.
- Drew Sandburg, 76; 2. Nathaniel Laundy, 92; 3. Matt Scharff, 97; 4. Heath Martin, 102; 5. Noah Arthaud, 106; 6. Isaac Jones, 108.