Even missing one of its top golfers, the Truman boys golf team managed to stay unbeaten in matches Thursday.
With Zach Davenport out, Tanner Beuttgenbach led the charge by firing a 3-over-par 39 to earn medalist honors and lead the Patriots to the win the three-team match at The Quarry course at Country Creek Golf Club.
Truman totaled 171 as a team to beat Raymore-Peculiar (181) and Belton (188).
“Road wins are always fun, but this was a great surprise,” Truman coach Joey Penner said. “Not having Zach Davenport in the lineup was a source of uncertainty, but our senior leadership picked up right where he left off. I'm really proud of this group of guys.”
Carter Wiley shot 43 and Braden Thomas (44), Blake Jones (45) and Josh Evans (47) completed Truman’s scorecard.
Ray-Pec (198) edged Truman (201) and Belton (225) in the junior varsity match. Damon Freers shot 44 to lead Truman’s JV.
INDIANS TAKE SECOND: Sam Morgan fired a 42 as Fort Osage took second in a three-team match Thursday at WinterStone Golf Course.
The Indians totaled 205 as a team to finish behind North Kansas City (185) and ahead of Grandview (211).
“It was a good round for Sam,” Indians coach Roger Hunt said.
Ethan Carson shot 53 and Dalton Archer and Coby Berg each posted 55 to complete Fort Osage’s scoring.
LAKER INVITATIONAL: Lee’s Summit North led the area charge as Blue Springs, Blue Springs South and the Broncos golf teams competed in the Laker Invitational at the Club at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton Wednesday.
North was 12th out of 27 teams with a team score of 333. South was 15th with a 343 and Blue Springs was 21st with a 359.
Marquette won the tournament with a 315 and Columbia Rock Bridge was second with a 316.
For North, Bryant Hunt led the way with a 78, Michael Worth shot an 81, Gavin McDonald had an 83, Nathan Shull had a 91 and Michael Foster shot a 99.
Ethan Wegner led the way for South with an 80, Carter Messner shot an 85, Jacob Krahenbuhl had an 86, and Miles Buttress and Kevin Schlenger each had a 92.
For Blue Springs, Jackson Koenig was the top-man with an 83, Steven Shaw had an 88, Taylor Muller had a 91, Alex Schiering had a 97 and Tim Berg a 106.
“We didn’t have our best day shooting a 359, but Jackson Koenig battled back from a rough start to card an 83 when he could have gotten his head down and cashed it in,” Wildcats coach Doug Gillispie said. “Alex Schuering also had two birdies on the day as well.”