In the last week or so, the Centralia Panther golf team has played five significant matches: Palmyra, Southern Boone, Monroe City, Hannibal and Mexico. Palmyra and Monroe City were junior varsity meets.
At Palmyra, Panther Golf Coach John Finlay took two teams. “The two teams finished third and sixth out of 11 teams,” Finlay said. “We were led by Cameron Logsdon with a 100, Landon Adkisson shot a 102 and Clayton Thomas and Max Enlow both shot 103.”
At Monroe City, Finlay used the same format, 10 players, two teams. “the two teams finished second and foutth out of seven teams. Several players played well at Monroe City. We were led by Cameron Logsdon with a 98, Ethan Jones and Jackson Bruce shot 101s and Landon Adkisson shot a 105.”
April 10, they competed against 15 teams in the Southern Boone Invitational at the Eagle Knoll golf course. “The course was challenging enough,” Finlay said. “But add the high winds and scoring low was hard to come by. As a team, the guys shot a 375. Good enough for third out of 15, behind only Osage – 364 and California – 365. Tanner Brandow led the way with an 87, followed by Carson Flick -95, Noah Brooks – 97, Wes Redington – 96, and Nic Brooks -104.
April 11 saw the golfers at the Norwood Golf Course in Hannibal, playing against Hannibal and Highland. The Panthers had lost to Hannibal twice this season. April 11 was not a three-peat. “The team came out and played really well,” Finlay said. “We kept the mistakes to a minimum, dodged a few raindrops and came out on top. Results were Centralia 171, Hannibal 175, and Highland 197. Tanner Brandow was the medalist with a 38, Carson Flick shot a 42, Noah Brooks shot a 44, and Wes Redington and Nic Brooks both shot 47s.”
Monday, April 15, the Panthers hosted the Centralia Invitational at Mexico’s Arthur Hills.
The Panthers took third in their nine-team invitational. Centralia’s 355 put them behind Palmyra’s 330 and California’s 333. One bright spot was Brandow leading the field to win medalist honors by shooting a 77. He was backed up by Redington – 90, Noah Brooks and Flick – 94 each and Nic Brooks with 96.