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Tourney hosts struggle at Richmond Invitational

The Richmond Spartans will not be heading into today’s Class 2, District 8 golf tournament with a lot of momentum following Friday’s outing at the Richmond Invitational.
The Spartans struggled to a 375 to place near the bottom of the 22-team field Friday at Shirkey Golf Course. Park Hill South shot 313 and edged Pembroke Hill by 3 shots for the team title, with Liberty taking third with a 325. Blue Springs South finished fourth with 331, while Park Hill carded 332 to round out the top 5 teams.
Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit North each shot 336, followed by Raytown South with 341, and Lee’s Summit with 344. Lawson and Rockhurst tied for 10th place with 344.
The remainder of the team scores: Cameron shot 346 for 12th; St. Joseph Central, 347 for 13th; Harrisonville, 348 for 14th; Warrensburg, 352 for 15th; Trenton, 353 for 16th; Sedalia Smith-Cotton, 354 for 17th; Maryville, 366 for 18th; Chillicothe and Excelsior Springs, 370 to tie for 19th; and Oak Grove, 397 for 22nd.
Blaine Broderick ended the afternoon with a 78 on the par-71 Shirkey Course to finish in a three-way tie for 10th with Hunter Lewis of Lawson and Benny Molle of Park Hill. There was a three-way tie for medalist between Devin Montague of Liberty, David Brunker of Park Hill South and Pembroke Hill’s Grant Rogers. All three carded a 3-over par 74 to edge Ryan Buerk of Blue Springs and Chris Reinert of Park Hill South by one stroke.
Jake Burkholder of Smith-Cotton finished 6th with 76. Chase Adams of Excelsior Springs, Brandon Bowman of Park Hill South and Layton Moore of Warrensburg each shot 77 to tie for 7th spot.
Ty Tweedie ended the day with a 93 for the Spartans, with Kane Southwick carding a 99. Adam Hellman shot a 105 for Richmond with Zach Mathis shooting 108.
The district tournament began this morning at 9 a.m. The top team, and the top 10 individuals not on the district championship squad will qualify for the state tournament. The Class 2 tournament will be held in Sedalia.

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