The Van-Far golf team finished just eight strokes away from winning the EMO Conference title last week at Norwood Golf Course in Hannibal after shooting a 358 for second place overall. Montgomery County won the title with a 351.
Though the Indians didn’t get the title, all five golfers earned all-conference honors with their scores. Jayson Orr was third overall with an 83 and Rylee Hanson was fourth with an 84 as both golfers earned first-team all-conference honors.
Brayden Christian had a 92 for ninth place, Zane Allen shot a 99 for 12th, and Ethan Winders added a 102 for 13th. All three golfers earned second-team all-conference honors.
“We are very pleased with the results at the conference tournament, said Van-Far head coach Melissa Orr. “The boys were disappointed that they weren’t able to knock Mont. County out of the championship spot, however, they were happy with the 40 strokes improvement from last year. Each one of them fought through to the end during the day and we couldn’t be any more proud of that fact! All of the boys are making improvements to their game and working hard to achieve our team goal. This outcome was most impressive due to the fact that weather and scheduling have only allowed for three actual competitions before today.”
Before conference, the Indians lost by just four strokes in a quad match at Montgomery County. They finished second with a 180 as Hanson was the medalist with a 39. Jayson Orr shot a 46 and both Ashton Garnett and Christian added a 47.
Trevor Winders and Allen shot a 48 while Ethan Winders shot a 52.
“Great day, finally sunshine and light winds,” Coach Melissa Orr said. “Rylee is striking the ball and putting well. Everyone else is making a few adjustments to improve our overall team scores.”