The William Chrisman boys golf team warmed up for Monday’s conference tournament with a win Wednesday.
Alec McFarland tied for medalist honors with Truman’s Carter Wiley, shooting 47 to lead the Bears to the win. Chrisman totaled 199 at par-36 Moila Country Club in St. Joseph to top host St. Joseph Central (201), Truman (211) and Winnetonka (250).
Davion Lopez fired a 49, Eli Martin shot 51, Ethan Freiley 52 and Seth Curtis 59 for the Bears.
“I was proud of the perseverance the boys showed in very windy conditions today,” Chrisman coach John Beaman said. “They played a course that they were unfamiliar with, that had deep and thick rough. The winds made it difficult to keep the shots in the fairway and the boys were a little down when they finished with scores being higher than they would like. Their spirits were lifted when we added up the totals and came out on top. I think it is good for the boys to experience some adversity and still see they can win.”
In addition to Wiley’s 47, Damon Freers shot 49, Logan Freers 57 and Ethan Bradshaw 58 for Truman.
“I was pleased with the way our guys kept it close today with the very windy conditions,” Patriots coach Joey Penner said.
On Tuesday, Chrisman took second in a three-team match Tuesday at Drumm Farm Golf Club.
Rockhurst was first with a team score of 171, Chrisman shot a 185 (a school record) and Grandview 230.
McFarland of Chrisman was a co-medalist with Rockhurst’s Ryan Jenkins with a 40.
Chrisman finished third in Platte County Invitational Monday at Shiloh Springs Golf Club.
Chrisman shot a 388. Eli Martin led the team with a 90, which qualified him for 10th overall. Alec McFarland and Davion Lopez were 15th and 16th, shooting 98 and 99, respectively. Seth Curtis was 18th with a 101 and Ethan Freiley was 21st with a 106.
JAGUARS WIN: Three local teams competed in a three-team meet Tuesday with Blue Springs South taking the win with a team score of 342. Blue Springs was second with a 391 and Truman was third with 413 Tuesday at Adams Pointe Golf Club.
Ethan Wegner earned medalist honors for South by shooting an 80. Rounding out the scoring for the Jaguars were Dylan Boyer (84), Cameron Haas (86), Ryan Dykhouse (92), Grant Wall (93) and Jacob Krahenbuhl (94).
Caden Jackley and Tim Berg each shot 97 to pace Blue Springs. Ben Podjenski had a 98, Liam Hammett had a 99, Blake Whitestone 102 and mason Hammett 103.
For Truman, Carter Wiley led the team with an 89, Logan Freers shot a 104, Damon Freers shot a 107 and Ethan Bradshaw shot 121.