Tuesday, April 11 at Crestwood Country Club Pittsburg High hosted the Pittsburg Varsity Invitational for 59 high school golfers from 13 schools. This competition was also an SEK League tournament and the team and individual results will count in the final league results.
Pittsburg golfers continued to improve at today’s competition, dropping their team score to a season low 357 by dropping 13 strokes from last weeks competition in Independence. Pittsburg’s Ely Parks shot an 82 to take home 8th medalist and with the team score of 257 it moved PHS into second place team standings for the dragons.
The day was filled with great golf on a chilly, but beautiful spring day. Chanutes Austin Liudahl shot a 73 for first place, Ryan Sellman from Humbolt placed second with a 75, Parsons Drew Fuentez also shot a 75 for 3rd place. Chanutes Clete Carlson’s 77 and Cole Wheeler’s 78 took 4th and 5th, Lamar’s Kip Roland also shot a 78 for 6th. Coffeyville’s Cameron Becker took 7th with a 81. Pittsburg’s Ely Parks took 8th place and Lamar’s Nathan McArthur took 9th with a 82. Tenth place was awrded to Corbin Hugo with an 83.
Other Dragon Golfers were Freshmen Steve Maceli with a 90, senior Corbin Russellshot a 91, and Keenan Bishop shot a 94 to round out the team score. Junior Mat thompson shot a 98 and Logan Wiske, freshmen shot a 104.
I am very proud of the dragons, they have started to make those fundamentals we have been working on pay off on the course during competition. They boys were also proud of themselves and how they played. Dropping our team score by thirteen strokes was a great achievement today. Ely Parks shot a career low competition score. Great day to be a dragon!