Van-Far golf battles through poor conditions
The Van-Far golf team was one of the few teams in any sport last week to compete in two invitational tournaments.
Though the Indians competed, the weather still made playing the two courses very challenging.
On Tuesday in Elsberry, Van-Far shot a 563.
Brandon Otis led the Indians with a 101. Trenton DeTienne shot a 127, Nick Crow had a 166, and Dalton Buie shot a 169.
“The conditions were unbearable,” said Van-Far head golf coach Dane Brooks. “Not even the pros have to play in that kind of weather. Cold heavy air, off and on downpours and soggy grounds made for very little travel on the ball. High scores were very common.”
Van-Far finished the week by competiting in Palmyra and weather forced teams to only count scores on the front nine. The weather front that moved in forced the match to be canceled with about three holes left.
Otis led Van-Far with a 45 while DeTienne shot a 54. Cody Buie shot a 64, Dalton Buie added a 66, and Crow shot a 74 to help the Indians finish with a 229.
“Weather was more favorable until about that last three holes when the front moved in causing us to call the match with about three holes left,” Brooks said. “Everybody had completed the front nine so those are the scores that counted. It’s a shame it was called early because we were putting up very good scores.”