Winds pestered players at River Cut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri during the Ozark Conference golf Tournament

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Strong winds pestered players all day at the Ozark Conference golf tournament in Springfield at River Cut Golf Course as the Waynesville golf team finished ninth out of the nine qualifying teams on Monday.

Glendale won the tournament with a score of 319. The Tigers shot a 408.

Waynesville coach Rube Dowell explained the effect of the wind on his golfers after the tournament.

“The experience of heavy winds and a tough golf course will leave you scratching your head and wondering, 'How did I just manage to make a double bogey on a par four?,'” Dowell started. “Well, it is simple. In the high winds, a ball slightly off target can leave a difficult approach or a very tough putt. This was a routine happening today as my kids just couldn't get the ball in good scoring positions. We have faced winds, but not a course with so many obstacles and hazards that River Cut presents.”

Wade Howser was the low scorer for the Tigers with a 95. Jacob Morriss came in with a 97, Fred Boone a 122, Dylan Reynolds a 105 and James Richardson a 111.

“I am continuing to like the progress Dylan has shown over the course of the season,” Dowell said. “He was out early with a medical issue and was my number 14 golfer out of 14 before the season began. He has now climbed his way all the way to number three with his solid play over the last two weeks.”

The Tigers will travel to Rolla Wednesday, Willard on Thursda, and a practice round at Old Kinderhook on Saturday in preparation for Monday's Class 4 District 5 tournament.