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Van-Far golf getting scores lower

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Brandon Otis gets ready to strike his putt.

Brandon Otis gets ready to strike his putt.

The Van-Far golf team continued to improve their scores last week after competing in three events.
In the Paris triangular, the Indians shot a 239. Paris won with a 203 while Glasgow only had two golfers.
The Indians were led by Brandon Otis, who shot the second best overall score with a 52. He was six shots back from a medalist from Paris.
Trenton DeTienne shot a 57 while both Nick Crow and Jayda Borgmeyer shot a 65.
“The scores for the most part went down so we’re continuing to get better and get things worked out for these invitationals,” said Van-Far head golf coach Joe Basinger.
In the Indians home event with Elsberry and Bowling Green on Wednesday, Van-Far shot a 226.
Elsberry won with a 181 while Bowling Green shot a 196.
Otis led Van-Far with a 53 while DeTienne improved again with a 55. Crow shot a 63 and Borgmeyer had a 65.
“Realistically I want to get everybody into the 50’s or lower,” Basinger said. “Jayda shot the best score she shot all year. I was proud of her. For being a girl golfer and teeing off at the men’s tee, to see her get around the course, it’s pretty nice to see.”
On Thursday, the Indians had one golfer disqualified so they didn’t have enough golfers for a team score.
Otis shot a 49, DeTienne added a 52 and Borgmeyer shot a 65.
“Trenton is going through some swing changes and some new clubs so he’s trying to get use to those,” Basinger said. “…I look to see him improve throughout the year.”