Bischler struggles for South golf, Snodgrass returns for Park Hill

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — While facing the wind at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, Park Hill South wound up with a disappointing fourth-place finish and four honorable mention All-Suburban Conference Red Division finishers.

NICK INGRAM/Citizen photo Park Hill South’s Zach Bischler hits a tee shot during the  Suburban Conference Red Division Championships held Monday, April 24 at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville, Mo.

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Park Hill South’s Zach Bischler hits a tee shot during the  Suburban Conference Red Division Championships held Monday, April 24 at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville, Mo.

The Red Division Championships were played on a gusty Monday, April 24 in Smithville, Mo. The Panthers’ top four scores were all in the 80s and bunched together just outside of the top 10. They totaled a 342 and were 17 strokes back of Liberty North in the final team standings.

“I know some of our guys aren’t pleased with what they shot, but under the conditions, it’s not anything they should be ashamed of for sure,” Park Hill South coach Tracy Mangels said.

Zach Bischler tied for 11th with a 12-over 84 to lead Park Hill South, while Chris Walker was one stroke back with an 85 followed by Joe Leluga (86) and Jay Threadgill (87), who tied for 15th to grab an honorable mention spot. When play began in the morning, the winds were calm, but they ramped up over the hours and became an increasing factor.

Suburban Conference Gold Division Championships

Park Hill picked up a pair of all-conference finishers in a stacked field Monday, April 24 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo.

Ryan Graves shot a 79 and finished tied for fifth out of 35 players in the field to lead the Trojans, who shot a 350 and placed fifth. The top four teams were separated by just 12 strokes with Lee’s Summit North edging Lee’s Summit West 323 to 325 for the title.

Kris Snodgrass, recently back from injury, played at No. 1 for Park Hill and ended up with an 82. He finished tied for 11th and was honorable mention, just one stroke away from joining Graves in the top 10.

St. Joseph Central quad

Park Hill South struggled in an 18-hole meet Wednesday, April 19 at Moila Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo.

Bischler finished second as an individual with a 6-over 78, but Threadgill’s 88 from the No. 4 spot was the next best score for the Panthers, who totaled a 369. Liberty and Liberty North tied for first with matching 341s, while Central shot 353.