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Wildcat golf takes third at Ottawa

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone

Louisburg senior Anders Vance watches his tee shot during a tournament earlier this season. Vance and the Wildcats finished third in the team standings Monday at the Ottawa Invitational. 

OTTAWA – It was going to be hard for the Louisburg High School boys golf team to duplicate its success from a week after winning its home tournament.

The Wildcats competed in the Ottawa Invitational on Monday at the Ottawa Golf Course and did so against one of the top teams in Class 4A and an Ottawa team playing on its home course.

Despite that, Louisburg responded with a nice round as the Wildcats had four scores in the 80s and shot a 333 to finish third in the team standings. Piper won the 8-team tournament with a 303 and Ottawa was second with a 321.

“We had a tough time getting started in the cold weather and not having a range to warm up, but they started putting things together,” Louisburg coach Brian Burns said. “I was pleased with getting third going against Piper and Ottawa at their home course. We had four scores in the 80s which I am always pleased with.”

Louisburg had three golfers who finished just outside of medal contention.

Seniors Hogan Welch and T.J. Svoboda were one stroke away from a medal as they both shot an 81 to lead the Wildcats. Welch came in 11th overall and Svoboda was 12th.

Junior Ty Martin was right behind them with an 82 and came in 13th out of 41 golfers. Senior Anders Vance was 19th with an 89 to round out the Wildcat top four scores.

Nick Welch shot a 90 to finish in the top 20, while Parker Perentis shot a 98.

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday when they travel to the Anderson County Invitational at the Garnett Golf Course. Tee time is set for 1 p.m.


JV medals at Osawatomie

The Louisburg junior varsity golf team recently brought home some hardware from Wednesday’s Osawatomie Invitational at the Osawatomie Golf Course.

Louisburg's (from left) Michael Huffman, Jake Hill and Parker Parentis earned medals at Wednesday's junior varsity tournament in Osawatomie.

Louisburg’s (from left) Michael Huffman, Jake Hill and Parker Perentis earned medals at Wednesday’s junior varsity tournament in Osawatomie.

Jake Hill medaled fourth overall to lead the Wildcat team. Parker Perentis was fifth and Michael Huffman came in eighth to round out the Louisburg medalists.

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