GOLF ROUNDUP: Platte County players tightly bunched again in another tourney victory

Platte County collected its second title of the season, topping the field at the Grain Valley Invitational on Monday, April 6. All five golfers for the Pirates finished in the top 12 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo. Adam Muehlebach (8-over 80, fourth), Matt Madill (9-over 81, fifth) and Chase Beamer (14-over 86, 10th) all won medals for Platte County, which recorded a team total of 334. Nick Bartelli shot an 87, and Payton Boekhout followed closely behind with an 88 to just miss the top 10.

“The team came away with a nice victory today,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “They had to put some inventive shots together today to pull it off and it worked out for us.”

Platte County continues to show off its balance with its next tournament scheduled for Monday, April 13 — the Oak Park Invitational.

Platte County 178, Kearney 182

The Pirates squeaked out a win, enduring windy conditions Wednesday, April 1 on the The Posse Course at Paradise Point Golf Club in Smithville, Mo.

Pierce Moling took medalist honors for Kearney with a 6-over 42, but Platte County bunched its four scores together. Chase Beamer led the Pirates with a 43 with Matt Madill (44), Payton Boekhout (45) and Adam Muehlebach (46) right behind.

Nick Bartelli shot a 47 as the No. 5 for Platte County, now 2-0 in duals this season.

“The players had to play smart and know when to take risk in order to score well with the conditions that we had today,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “We are still playing pretty good , but we have the potential to play even better.”

Raymore-Peculiar Invitational

Kris Snodgrass tied for the final medalist spot in an 88-golfer field Monday, April 6 at Country Creek Golf Club in Pleasant Hill, Mo. He shot an 8-over 80 to tie for ninth with Rockhurst’s Jake Propeck.

Rockhurst topped the 17-team field with a 314 to edge Liberty by four strokes.

Park Hill came in seventh with a 361, just three strokes back of small-class power Pembroke Hill. Tim Cation (92, tied for 40th) and Davin Dorrell (93, tied for 44th) were the next best finishers for the Trojans.