It was a busy tournament-filled week for Pratt High School boys golf this past week. They competed in three tournaments on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
The team participated in the Nickerson Invitational at the Crazy Horse Golf Club where they earned 3rd as a team to kick off the season. Freshman Zach Vandervoort tied for first with a score of 80, but lost the chip off to earn the medal. David Mathes, a senior, also medaled at the tournament with a score of 95 for 12th.
On Tuesday, April 2, the boys traveled to Anthony for the Chaparral Invitational where all the golfers improved their scores from the previous tournament. Vandervoort posted a 72 to take 1st place again, while Mathes shot a 91 to earn 3rd. Casey Hoeme also placed this tournament with a score of 96 to land at 13th.
Lastly, the boys rounded off their first week of tournaments with the South Central Invitational in Coldwater. The course is unique in that it has 10 holes and it’s a 20-hole tournament and is a par-78.
The boys finished 1st as a team and continued to improve from the past tournaments. Vandervoort led the team again, shooting 1 under par 77 to medal 1st. Mathes followed close behind with a score of 88 for 2nd place. Beau Meyers found his footing in this tournament and shot a 102 to earn 10th. Hoeme was right behind him with a score of 105.
“I think we are about where I thought we would be,” said head coach Steve Landry. “We have some short game inconsistencies that we need to shore up during practice next week. So at this point into the season I'm pleased where we are at.”
The team travels to Larned on April 16th to compete in their next tournament.