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The Spartan golfers struggled a bit Tuesday afternoon, but still managed a split of a triangular meet with Grain Valley and Lexington at the Adams Pointe Golf Course in Blue Springs. Richmond ended the day with 190, but was 3 shots off the pace of the Eagles’ total of 187. Lexington shot 197.
The split gives the Spartans an 8-2 record overall, but keeps their MRVC East mark clean at 8-0.
Spartan Coach Murray Dennis said it wasn’t one of his team’s better days on the course.
“We have been having trouble staying away from the three-putts which we’re going to have to correct if we want our scores to be lower,” he said. “Our decision-making off the tee is also getting some of us in trouble which added to the already tough Adams Pointe Golf course.”
Dennis added his team will have to get refocused and work a little bit more on their course management as the season heads down the home stretch.
“Each and every golfer needs to understand their strengths and weaknesses and play each hole accordingly – right now we’re not doing that,” he said. “We’ll try to get that part straightened out and I know we’ll see our scores go lower.”
Once again, Blaine Broderick was the medalist for the match with a 41 on the par-36 course. Grain Valley’s Corey Heath and Jake Farrell tied for the runner-up honors as each Eagle carded a 45.
Kane Southwick shot a 48 for the Spartans, followed by Ty Tweedie with 50, Adam Hellman with 51, and Zach Mathis with 52. Tyler Giorza had the low Lexington round with 47, followed by Josh Nordsieck with 49.
The Spartan junior varsity edged Grain Valley 224-227 to remain unbeaten.
Andrew Sherman and James Stanton each shot a 52 for the low Richmond JV rounds. Dylan Wyse shot a 57, followed by Morgan Richey with 63 and Brandon Rittmiller with 81. Mitch Jacobson had the low JV round as he shot a 50, with Chris Johnson just a shot back.
Lexington had just two JV golfers.