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Fort Scott golfers take Parsons Invitational

Saturday, April 14, 2012

PARSONS, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's golf team claimed the title at the Parsons Invitational Thursday as four Tigers finished in the top 10 at the KATY Course.

"The golfers had a good outing," Fort Scott head coach Ken Klassen said, "not scoring much better than they did Tuesday, but playing fairly well on the KATY's narrow, tree-lined fairways."

Tucker Horn and Conner Antonetti finished with the same score, as they did in Tuesday's tournament at Pittsburg, but finished higher. Horn won the scorecard playoff with Antonetti and Pittsburg's Andrew Joy and Johnny Randall after all tied with scores of 83. Horn (43 front nine, 40 back) was placed second, followed by Antonetti (45-38), Joy (40-43) and Randall (42-41).

"Conner had a very good back nine after a rough front nine," Klassen said. "His dealing well with some frustration shows he's maturing in his mental discipline.

"Tucker has picked up his game and seems ready to compete with the best in the SEK. It's great to see his success."

Parsons' Gilvon Davis was the individual champion at 41-38--79.

Jonathan Allen finished seventh at 43-44--87 while Baker Weilert placed 10th at 49-41--90. This was the first medal of the season for each.

"Jonathan (had) an up and down round that he said reminded him of a roller coaster ride," Klassen said. "The next tournament, we'll simply keep the peaks at the same height, but reduce the valleys -- easier said than done. But he played considerably better than Tuesday, struck the ball well, and now needs to concentrate on his short game to drop his score back into the low 80's.

"Baker showed continued improvement. His medal is something to be proud of on a challenging course."

Out of the medals were Dane Ramsey at 47-47--94, which put him in 14th position, and Anthony Sercer, playing in just his second varsity tournament, at 58-57--115.

Fort Scott's four-man score was 343, which gave the Tigers their first since winning their home tournament last season. That tournament was held in Nevada due to the closure of what was then the private country club.

Parsons finished a distant second at 357 followed by Pittsburg at 366.

The Tigers will have nearly two weeks off as they are not scheduled to play again until April 26. They will return to Parsons that day but play at the Parsons Country Club in a Southeast Kansas League designated tournament hosted by Columbus.

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