The sunshine at Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview Lake got a little boost from the smiles on the faces of Lee’s Summit North coach Kevin Harrison and members of his Broncos boys golf team Monday.

The sunshine at Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview Lake got a little boost from the smiles on the faces of Lee’s Summit North coach Kevin Harrison and members of his Broncos boys golf team Monday.

The Broncos ended a lengthy drought to claim the team championship of the 13th annual Klint Andrews Memorial Golf Tournament.

The Broncos fired a 303 Monday afternoon to top Blue Springs South’s 311 for the team title in the tournament that is named after the former North golfer who lost his life in an automobile accident.

“A lot of smiling faces today,” Harrison said as Chris Fryatt’s second-place 72 and 75s from Tyler Tobias and Jake Loveland paved the way for the decisive victory.

“Other than conference and district, this is the one tournament we want to win every year. And gosh, I can’t remember the last time we won it. What a day. The sun is shining, we win the tournament – it doesn’t get much better than this.”

Fryatt, who beat Blue Springs South’s J.P. Derksen in a scorecard playoff for second place behind the 69 by Staley’s Austin Lowe, said the day was special for many reasons.

“This is the first time we’ve won this tournament since I’ve played golf at North,” the senior standout said. “And 303 is the best team score we’ve had since I’ve been here. I had two doubles (bogeys) – and a triple on the last hole – and six birdies. That triple bogey on the last hole still bothers me, but I’m happy with the birdies and my final score.”

Harrison said he believes this will be a special year for Fryatt and his teammates.

“The kids feed off Chris – on the course and at practice,” Harrison said. “He’s just a great team leader. I think everyone expects us to have a pretty good year, so it will be interesting to see how we play with a target on our back.”

Derksen, who was playing in his first tournament this year because he was out of town last week for spring break, was pleased with his overall performance.

“It was an up and down day,” Derksen said. “Six birdies, four bogeys and a double. I was all over the place, but I didn’t let the bad holes affect the way I played. I tried to forget them and just concentrated on the next hole.”

Blake Windsor, Derksen’s teammate, had a consistent afternoon with 15 pars and three bogeys.

“Boring,” Windsor said, smiling, “but in golf, boring can be good. If I can get my putter working, this could be a pretty good year.”

South coach Mike McGown was pleased with his team’s overall success.

“J.P. did a great job for the first time out,” McGown said, “and Blake was really consistent. It was a great day to play golf the kids really responded.”

Blue Springs (364) finished 13th, while Truman (366) tied for 14th and Fort Osage (372) was 16th. Josh Whitt’s 87 and Christian Balmer’s 88 paced Blue Springs. Austin Boatright’s 84 and Spencer Jones’ 89 led Truman. Adam Turner and Tyler Rodewald each shot 92 to lead Fort Osage. William Chrisman, which fielded an incomplete team, was led by Ben Frost’s 100.