At the 11-team Centralia boys varsity golf Invitational on Monday, the Panthers were fifth with a score of 347.
Taking first was Palmyra at 304 followed by California with 336, Van-Far shot a 338 and the Missouri Military Academy was fourth after carding a 344. Taking fifth was Louisiana with 381, Paris had a 385 and South Callaway came in at 399. That just left Harrisburg at 404 and South Shelby with 485. Monroe City only had thee golfers and could not post a team score.
"The Centralia Invitational saw many good scores around the low 40's per 9 holes. Powerhouse Palmyra took first, but many teams battled for spots that followed," said Centralia coach Ethan Shackleford. "A big thank you too everyone at the Centralia Golf Course who helped put on this all day event. It was yet another success."
Pacing Centralia with a score of 80 was Tanner Brandow after shooting a 41 on the first nine holes and a 39 on the back nine, Nathan Pace charted an 83 by shooting a 39 and a 44 and Nic Brooks added a 43 and a 47 for a 90. Carson Flick also clocked a pair of 47's to end up with a 94 and Wesley Redington had a 96 by carding a 49 and a 47.
As for the fourth-place Colonels, Cesar Garza set the standard with scores of 38 and 41 for a 79, Connor Sims had an 83 after coming in at 43 and 40 and Lucus Prager was good for a 46 and a 43 to end up with 89. Elian Harants was also in action for MMA and had a 44 and a 49 for a 93 and Jose Balanza shot a 102 after checking in at 53 and 49.
Van-Far, on the other hand, took its cues from Rylee Hanson with a 37 and a 40 for 77 and Brayden Christian had a 78 after carding a 38 and a 40. Next up for the Indians was Jayson Orr with an 89, Zane Allen laid down a 94 and Trevor Lower put up a 124, as well.
As a team Paris managed scores of 198 on the first nine and 183 on the back nine as Ben Ebbesmeyer was the low scorer with an 89, Adam Forest, who also pulls double duty on the baseball diamond for the Coyotes, had a 91 and earning a 92 was Konner Heitmeyer. Ryan Ragsdale and Blake Turner charted a 113 and a 114, respectively, as well.