GOLF ROUNDUP: Platte County opens busy tournament season with win

Platte County opened a busy tournament schedule with a win in the Winnetonka Invitational on Wednesday, March 25. All five golfers for the Pirates placed in the top 15, including four medalists. They totaled a 331 to top the 11-team field at Hodge Park Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo.

Matt Madill and Nick Bartelli tied for second with 10-over 81s, while Chase Beamer (84) and Payton Boekhout (85) finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh, respectively. Jordan Morris, whose scored didn’t count toward the team total, tied for 14th in the 53-player field.

Platte County recorded nine total birdies.

“The team struggled a bit on their first few holes but hit their stride with the rest,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “This is the type of course understanding and player adjustment that will help us finish well toward the end of the season tournaments.”

Platte County is next in action on Wednesday, April 1 in a dual match with Highway 92 rival Kearney.

Platte County 171, North Kansas City 211

Beamer recorded a 2-over 38 to win medalist honors and help the Pirates open dual play with a victory Thursday, March 26 at Tiffany Greens Golf Course in Kansas City. Madill followed with a 39, while Morris turned in Platte County’s third-best score with a 44.

Klint Andrews Invitational

Tanner Owen recorded a top-10 finish and helped Park Hill South finish seventh in the 19-team tournament held Monday, March 30 at Longview Lake Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo.

A two-time Class 4 Missouri State Golf Championships qualifier and University of Nebraska commit, Owen finished sixth with a 4-over 76. Battle’s Noah Anderson shot even-par to win, ahead of a quartet of golfers tied for second with 74s that included Rockhurst’s Rob Enright and Aaron Lang. The duo led the Hawklets to victory with a total of 302. Park Hill South shot 344, including an 84 from Jake Carpenter and 87 from Noah Pennell.

Park Hill came in 10th with a total of 351, four shots back of Lee’s Summit North and three behind Battle. Jordan Lashbrook led the way with an 84, and the Trojans had four golfers that shot 90 or better.

Park Hill South 175, Raymore-Peculiar 184, Truman 199, North Kansas City 207

The Panthers took a break from tournament play and won a quad played Wednesday, March 25 at The Deuce at The National Golf Course in Parkville, Mo.

Owen shot a 38 to win medalist honors by one stroke over North Kansas City’s Cole Gage. Park Hill South’s Zack Bischler shot a 46 from his No. 5 spot to post the Panthers’ third-best score, which tied for the fifth-best score out of 20 golfers.

Park Hill South next faces Liberty on Wednesday, April 1.

Park Hill 172, Kearney 186

Kris Snodgrass and Tim Cation shot 41s to lead the Trojans to a win on Thursday, March 26. They improved to 1-1 on the season in head-to-head matchups.