Owls second in golf triangular match

Friday, March 21, 2008
Senior Cody Dusenberry has medalled in each of the Owls' first two matches. (Chris Allen/Democrat-News)

WARRENSBURG -- The Marshall boys' golf team turned in a respectable score during Thursday's triangular match at Warrensburg.

Unfortunately, the Tigers (2-0) were better -- a whole lot better, posting a 161. Warrensburg's junior varsity even shot a stroke lower than the Owls, whose 175 was good enough for second place ahead of the 192 turned in by Sacred Heart.

"For our first competition on a new track, I really was pretty pleased without effort," noted MHS coach Erek Dusenberry. "This is the first time any of our kids have played this particular course, and we did fine."

Senior Cody Dusenberry tied Warrensburg's No. 1 -- junior Ryan Marks, one of two brothers on the squad who moved in from Michigan -- for medalist honors with a two-over-par 38. However, the rest of the Tigers' scorers shot lower than the next-best from Marshall, which was the 45 turned in by senior Austin Lamparter.

Senior Brandon Thiel and sophomore Brandon Hall each carded a 46, while junior David Findlay's 48 didn't count toward the team total. Thiel and Hall were going good, until the par-five No. 5 hole -- where Thiel took a nine and Hall a 10.

"Both got into trouble off the tee and compounded their mistake by trying to be a little too aggressive with their next shot," Dusenberry explained. "Course management and experience will held with these decisions."

The Gremlins (1-2) were led by senior Jason Lucchesi with a 39.

Warrensburg claimed the JV match, 174-242. The Owls' best round was a 54 posted by freshman Austin Thiel.

The Owls will join Helias next Thursday for a trimeet hosted by Smith-Cotton.

"We have a little time to work due to spring break," Dusenberry said. "We will get back out and hit hard trying to get ready."

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