Orioles edge SPLHS on links
The young golf season has been a mixed bag so far for the Concordia Orioles.
On March 19 at Tri-City Country Club in Emma, the Orioles squeaked by Saint Paul, 226-227.
Two days later, Austin Meyer led the Orrick Bearcats to a win in a triangular match with the Orioles and Green Ridge.
The Bearcats shot a team-best 187, 22 shots better than CHS. Green Ridge carded a 216 at Tri-City Country Club.
Two best-ball teams and an individual player finished out of the top spots at the Orrick Invitational Tournament at Shirkey's in Richmond on March 22.
CHS 226, Saint Paul 227
The Orioles were led to the victory by the medalist round of 46 on the par-36 circuit by Logan Foster.
Other scores that counted for the Orioles were a 57 by Trent Summers, a 59 by Zack Toole and a 64 by Evan Collner. Hannah Janik's 68 was tossed out.
The Saints were paced by a 52 shot by Matt Krater. The other scores counting were a 55 by John Bredehoeft, a 59 by Grant Umbach and a 61 by Nathan Gerdts. Ted Mehl's 66 was discarded.
Saint Paul had a full junior-varsity contingent, which shot a 217.
Leading the Saints' JVers was Matthias Paul with a 45, including a birdie on the par-3 fourth hole.
Alex Craig had a 54, Kunsheng Ye (Tim) a 57 and Vincent Engle a 61.
The Orioles had only Jeremy Phillips, and he shot a 72.
at Concordia 209,
Green Ridge 216
Meyer was medalist with a 38. His teammate, Mason Karnes, was runner-up medalist with a 46.
The Bearcats also had rounds of 49 by Tanner Werle and 54 by Jake Jennings that counted. Kendall Kelley's 58 was thrown out.
Low scorer for the Orioles was Treat with a 48. Other scores that counted were a 51 from Foster, a 53 from Summers and a 57 from Clint Collier. Toole's 63 was discarded.
Wyatt Chamberlain and John Olejniczak each shot a 53 for the Tigers. Josh Tylar carded a 54 and Peyton Needy a 56. Spencer Needy's 57 was discarded.
Christian Ainsworth had a 48 for the CHS JVers. Layne Baldwin shot a 58, Janik a 65 and Collner a 68. Phillips shot a 70.
at Orrick Invitational
The best-ball part of the tournament was won by a pair a linksters from Penney of Hamilton with a 73 on the 18-hole, par-71 course. The Hornets also won the team crown with a 240.
Leading the Orioles was the team of Collier and Summers with a 90. Foster and Treat shot a 95. Collner carded a 117.
There were golfers from 10 schools competing.