Jays third, Helias fifth in golf tourney

Helias senior Brandon Tomlinson watches the flight of his drive during the Helias Invitational on Monday at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Helias senior Brandon Tomlinson watches the flight of his drive during the Helias Invitational on Monday at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club. Photo by Julie Smith.

NEW BLOOMFIELD — No one was going to catch Rock Bridge on Monday.

The Bruins shot a 299 and ran away with the large-school title of the Helias Invitational at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

The Bruins had all five golfers finish 80 or better as Jake Knoesel won the individual title with a 71. Jefferson City was second with a 329 while Helias was fifth, shooting a 336.

Grant Hansen led the Jays with an 82. Gabe Trowbridge was second with an 83.

Helias was led by Austin Smith’s 79 and Andrew Schaumburg’s 83.

It was a similar story on the small-school side as Sullivan outdistanced Southern Boone with a 311 to take home the title.

The Eagles shot a 322 and were led by Walker Kesterson with a 75. Kesterson tied for medalist honors. Blake Lammers shot a 76.

Linn took fifth after shooting a 375. Zach Kucsik led the way with a 77. Fatima was right behind Linn with a 378. Connor Muenks shot a 78 to lead the Comets.

Russellville’s Chandler Wolf led the Indians to an seventh-place finish. He shot a 79 as the team finished with a 379. New Bloomfield finished eighth as Dustin Gillispie shot an 88.

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