Platte County won its first dual of the season Monday, March 21 at Shiloh Springs Golf Course in a rare chance to play a full 18 holes.
The Pirates posted a 357 behind senior Matt Madill, who took medalist honors with an 8-over 79 on his home course. Kearney totaled a 375 to finish 18 shots back in a matchup of Suburban Conference Blue Division rivals.
Jack Laderoute carded an 84 while Gary Hennessey and Bradley Poos shot matching 97s to round out the counting four scores for Platte County.
“We have a few things that we need to focus on as we move forward with our season and it looks like there will be plenty of competition between the players to fight for the five varsity positions,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “This is a great problem to have on a team. It will make the gentlemen put pressure on each other to be better and to perform at their highest level.”
Park Hill South senior Tanner Owen took home the individual title with a 1-over 73, and the Panthers finished sixth in the team standings with a 344 on Monday, March 21 at Drumm Farm Golf Course in Independence, Mo. Behind their returning state medalist, the Panthers finished four strokes behind Liberty for fifth place and 18 strokes behind St. Joseph Central for a spot in the top three.
Lee’s Summit West won the team title with a 303.
Park Hill finished 11th with a 387, but the Trojans were without three of their top five varsity golfers, including returning state qualifier Kris Snodgrass, due to spring break. Davin Dorrell, a sophomore, wound up in a tie for 10th with a 7-over 79.
No other local golfers earned medalist honors but Park Hill South senior Zach Bischler came in 16th with a 10-over 82 to miss a medal by one stroke.