Competition brought out the best in Washington senior golfer Brad Carpenter Wednesday at the Bulldog Battle at WingHaven.

Carpenter led the 88-golfer field by shooting 70, two strokes below par and four ahead of Lindbergh’s Chris Ferris.

“Brad and the Lindbergh boy played together, so Brad had to play better to beat him,” Washington Head Coach Tim Buschmann said. “Both of them were two under after three holes.”

Carpenter continues to be a strength for the Blue Jays in meets both big and small.

“Brad is just awesome,” Buschmann said. “He showed wonderful control with his approach shots. He’s usually 8-10 feet away from the pin when he reaches the green in regulation.”

As a team, the Blue Jays finished 11th with a team score of 354.

Matt Hoemann tied for 40th with a round of 88. Hunter Mahon tied for 49th with a round of 90. Eric Hasenjaeger tied for 81st at 106.

“As a team, we didn’t do so well,” Buschmann said.

Saint Louis University High won the team title at 316, 10 strokes ahead of De Smet and Parkway South.

Lindbergh placed fourth at 338 and Lafayette rounded out the top five at 340.

Sixth went to Vianney at 342 with Marquette (343), CBC (349), Ft. Zumwalt West (350) and Chaminade (352) rounding out the top 10.

A total of 21 schools recorded team scores. Two others didn’t have enough golfers for a team total.

“This was a real good meet,” Buschmann said. “There was real good competition there. Rockhurst, Francis Howell and Timberland have a lot of good golfers. It probably was the best meet for quality golfers we’ve run into so far this season.”