Blue Springs High School graduate and current Missouri Southern golfer Ryan Buerk and Raytown resident Steve Groom won their first match play rounds Thursday at the Missouri Amateur Championship at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis.

Buerk needed 22 holes to beat Peverly's Buddy Allen, while Groom scored a 1-up win over Ballwin's Sam Midgal.

Blue Springs South graduate Blake Windsor and Lee's Summit resident Ryan Argotsinger lost their matches. The four Eastern Jackson County golfers had finished among the top 64 through two previous rounds of stroke play.