Through one day of the MSHSAA Class 3 State Golf Championship at the Sedalia Country Club, the Borgia golf Knights hold a two-stroke lead at the top of the team standings.
Borgia, unbeaten throughout the season in dual meets or tournaments, holds a two-stroke lead over Priory, the team it tied for the sectional title, 303-305.
Four schools were within six strokes of the lead heading into the second day. Nevada shot 307 Monday while Logan-Rogersville was fourth at 309. With four schools in close contention, that’s going to make every stroke count in Tuesday’s action.
Also in the team standings, Pembroke Hill shot 320, Helias carded 322, John Burroughs ended at 329 and Cape Notre Dame checked in at 338.
In the individual standings, Southern Boone’s Brayden Watts was the Day 1 leader, shooting 69 (one under par). He was one stroke in front of Osage’s Jacob Krantz and three up on Cassville’s Dylan Garner and Priory’s Peter Weaver.
Tommy Alferman led the Knights on the opening day, shooting 74 to tie for fifth.
Overall, three Knights were in the medal spots after one day. Will Schroeder shot 75 to tie for 10th and Austin Hoserstkamp was in a seven-way tie for 15th at 76.
Borgia’s fourth golfer, Zach Unnerstall, shot 78 on the opening day to tie for 28th.
Mark Maguire, Borgia’s final golfer, shot 88 in the first round to tie for 78th overall.
Three other area golfers also were in the meet.
Sullivan’s Bennett Tiefenbrunn was tied for 10th along with Schroeder and three others at 75.
Owensville’s Logan Moritz shot 79 on the opening day to tie for 35th.
Pacific’s Cameron VanLeer checked in at 83 to tie for 56 at the tournament’s midpoint.
The final round took place Tuesday while The Missourian was being produced. Day 2 state golf coverage will be in the Weekend Missourian.