South wins district; PC qualifies 4

The Park Hill South boys golf team won a district crown Monday afternoon, while the Platte County boys squad did the next best thing. South won the Class 4 District 8 tournament at Staley Farms with a team score of 322, five strokes better than second-place Liberty, and qualified its team for the state-qualifying sectional tournament May 12 at Winterstone Golf Course in Independence. The Panthers were led by Nick Sobba, who shot 75 over 18 holes, good for third place overall. Tanner Owen shot 78, fourth; Luke Becker shot 83, eighth; Trey Brown shot 86, 14th; and Greg Francis posted an 89, 21st. Platte County finished third at the Class 3 District 8 tourney at Excelsior Springs Golf Course and missed out on qualifying its entire team for the sectional tourney May 12 at Paradise Pointe in Smithville. But the Pirates’ top four golfers all finished in the top 15, non-team qualifiers group and earned spots in the sectional. Matt Madill shot 88, good for 14th overall; Chase Beamer shot 89, 15th; Adam Muehlebach shot 89, 15th; and Nick Bartelli shot 91, 21st. “We had a good day today,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said Monday. “The team all played well on the same day and it finally paid off. We qualified four players for sectionals, which will allow us to post a team score. I was very proud of the way the team came together and practiced and played hard.” Park Hill finished fifth at the Class 4 district and qualified two golfers for the sectional — Logan Lashbrook, who shot a 10th place score of 84 and Jordan Lashbrook, who shot 93, good for 25th.