Dixon finishes third in the Invitational, Rolla wins the whole shebang.
FORT LEONARD WOOD — After rain forced the Waynesville Tigers golf team to cancel their Waynesville Invitational on Monday, Mother Nature smiled on the golfers and the Piney Valley Course on Fort Leonard Wood on Tuesday.
In beautiful, sunny weather the eight schools played a six-man format tournament in which each team fielded two stroke play players and two two-man scramble teams. All four scores counted for the team total.
Rolla took first place in the Invitational with a score of 318, Lebanon took second with 322 team strokes, Dixon was third with a 334 and Cuba came in fourth and posted a 343.
Waynesville's A-team had a score of 371 and the B-team finished with a 457.
Mark Martin of Rolla was the stroke play medalist as he shot a 75.
Aaron Shoemaker and Garret Brown of Lebanon were the scramble medalists. They shot a 69 collectively.
Waynesville's coach Rube Dowell said it was valuable experience for his team.
“Most of the young Tigers got their first taste of playing in an 18-hole match and now realize how draining the competition can be,” Dowell said.
Wade Howser and Jacob Morriss both shot 84 for Waynesville. Dowell said that is the lowest score Morriss has shot on an 18-hole course this season.
The team of Fred Boone and Dylan Reynolds carded a 100, while Collin Ronje and Austin Adams shot a 103.
For the B-team Isaac Brook's posted a 118, which excited Dowell.
“That's the lowest score any of the freshmen have shot this season in their very first 18-hole match,” Dowell said. “I have been very pleased with his patience and hard work to improve his swing throughout the season.”
The team of Kevin Barrett and Raymond Owens shot a 104 and Kevin Holbrook and Woo Song shot a 107.
For Dixon, Jeff Norman placed third in individual scores with a card of 81. Josh Parker finished just outside the top scorers with an 83.
The team of Stormy Donaldson and Korey Burrow shot an 83 while Travis Snowden and Walter McKee had a 87.
Dixon has two more matches before districts — a home match on Thursday and then the Bulldogs will play at Richland in a tournament on Monday.
Waynesville will take off for Rolla on Thursday before the Ozark Conference Tournament on Monday.