Wednesday, April 11, 2012
TEKOA - The calmest weather of the spring greeted prep golfers from Pomeroy, St. John-Endicott and host Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia here Tuesday for an 18-hole match at the Tekoa Golf Club.
And the Pirates responded with a 438 boys team score to win handily over T-O-R, which finished second at 496, and SJ-E's third-place score of 500.
"It was absolutely beautiful," Pomeroy coach Jim Greene said. "It's the first time I can remember coming up here when we didn't have snow and wind and rain and hail. All of the coaches were saying how unbelievable it was."
The day was calm and temperature ranged into the 70s, Greene said, and the course "is beginning to round into shape."
"It was still a little soupy in some of the lower places," the coach said. "We were finding all sorts of golf balls and were plugged."
Joel Meyers led the Pirates and claimed medalist honors with a 5-over-par 75. Riley Bott of the Pirates was two shots back in second place with a 77 while St. John-Endicott's Cole McCanna finished third with an 86. Cory Brown led the host team with a 95 that was good for seventh place in the field of 18.
Tyson Feider carded a 91 for Pomeroy to finish fifth, Mitch Ruchert was eighth at 97 and Tanner Feider ninth with a 98. Wyatt Hyer shot a non-counting 106 and finished 14th.
Although team scores were not tabulated, nine girls also competed.
Michal Schuester of SJ-E led the way with an 86. Teresa Meyers was Pomeroy's only entry and finished second with a 98. Lisa Harper led T-O-R with a 129.
"We were just coming off spring break and I thought a couple of our kids played really well," Greene said. "We didn't have any mandatory practices, but two of the kids (Meyers and Bott) played quite a bit over the break and it showed."