Platte County loses dual by 1 stroke

Platte County dropped a heartbreaker on Wednesday, April 4 at the Posse Course at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville, Mo.

The Pirates lost 179-180 in a dual with Smithville on the Warriors’ home course. The team was in their first dual of the season thanks to early year weather woes.

“It was a tough day for the golf team today,” Pirates coach Trevor Short said. “We did not play very well as a whole and the results did not turn out as we had hoped.  This was our first regular season match and we had bit of a rough time.  We did gain some experience on a course that we will see again on Monday for the Oak Park Invitational and when we return for the Sectional Tournament later in the season.” 

 Contributed photo Platte County’s Bradley Poos watches a tee shot during the Pirates 179-180 loss at the Posse Course at Paradise Pointe Golf complex in Smithville, Mo. on Wednesday, April 4. Poos shot a team-best 43 and the Pirates fell one stroke short against future Suburban Conference Blue Division foe smithville on the Warriors’ home course. 

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Platte County’s Bradley Poos watches a tee shot during the Pirates 179-180 loss at the Posse Course at Paradise Pointe Golf complex in Smithville, Mo. on Wednesday, April 4. Poos shot a team-best 43 and the Pirates fell one stroke short against future Suburban Conference Blue Division foe smithville on the Warriors’ home course. 

Bradley Poos led the Pirates with a 7-over 43 in the nine-hole round. Logan Hessemyer (45), Jack Laderoute (46) and Matt Blaha (46) rounded out the counting five scores for Platte County.

“The team did find some areas of our game that we need to focus on and will do so as we have a few days of practice before our next event,” Short said.

The Pirates were scheduled to golf in the Oak Park Invitational but was rescheduled due to weather. Belton and Winnetonka will come to Shiloh Springs for a triangular match on Wednesday, April 11.