The five members of the Blue Springs South High School boys golf team huddled around the scorer’s table, tracking each score that came in from Wednesday’s Class 4 District 7 golf tournament at the Fred Arbanas Golf Club at Longview Lake.

The five members of the Blue Springs South High School boys golf team huddled around the scorer’s table, tracking each score that came in from Wednesday’s Class 4 District 7 golf tournament at the Fred Arbanas Golf Club at Longview Lake.

J.P. Derksen, who shot a 79, and Blake Windsor, who followed with an 81, were locks to advance to next week’s sectional tournament at Creekmoor Golf Course in Raymore, Mo.

But the high winds and wet conditions resulted in many high scores, and South’s Zach Kurth, Blair Sanders and Joseph Hanes were sweating out the final individual results.

“I think you guys are in,” said Derksen. In the end, he was right.

The cutoff score to advance to sectionals was 88, and Kurth shot an 84, Sanders an 86 and Hanes an 88.

The two top teams – Rockhurst (310) and Lee’s Summit West (321) advance to sectionals, along with the lowest individual scores from the next 15 golfers who are not on those two teams.

In a rarity, all five Jaguars will advance even though they aren’t on the first- or second-place team.

“That is very rare, very rare indeed,” South coach Mike McGown said. “And I think it’s great. The kids had to golf in miserable conditions today and none of them shot what they had hoped for. But they hung in there and finished with low enough scores to live to golf another day.”

Rockhurst’s Tony Simons was the medalist, firing a 75.

“I’m really disappointed in our scores,” Lee’s Summit North coach Kevin Harrison said. “This is our home course, and the kids and I were all hoping for better results.”

Three Broncos will advance to sectional play. Chris Fryatt shot a 77, Brock Reinkemeyer shot 87, and Jack Loveland just made the cut with an 88.

Derksen got off to a hot start, with a par and birdie on the first two holes.

“Then I had two three-putts in a row for bogeys and pretty much just got by from then on,” Derksen said. “The most important thing is that all the guys on the team get to play next week. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that – unless you’re on the first- or second-place team. The guys were sweating it, and they made it. That’s pretty cool.”

Windsor said the high winds played havoc with his game.

“Gosh, it was so windy out there,” Windsor said. “I didn’t feel like I had any control over where my ball was going. Then, it was so wet you couldn’t get any roll. Just looking outside at the sun (now), you wouldn’t think it was that bad. But the wind and all the rain early in the week made the course play long.”

McGown said now is the time for his players to focus on sectionals.

“They all made it, and now, they have a strong chance to go to state,” McGown said. “I know each one of the guys had some problems out there. Joseph had a triple- and double-bogey on the last two holes, and it would have just killed him if he hadn’t gone on to sectionals because of that. But they all made it. They can all have some fun playing as a team, and hopefully the weather will be much nicer next week.”

No member of the Blue Springs golf team advanced to sectional play.

Josh Whitt shot 94 to lead the Wildcats.