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California places fourth in Class 2 state golf tournament

California places fourth in Class 2 state golf tournament

May 16th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports Prep

Ori Bartlett of Versailles hits a drive down the fairway on hole No. 6 during Tuesday's second round of the Class 2 state golf championships at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Photo by Stephanie Sidoti /News Tribune.

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — The California Pintos came away with a fourth-place finish Tuesday in the Class 2 state championships at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

California had a team score of 352 on Day 2 to finish with a 700. Bishop LeBlond won the state title with a 599, which was 66 strokes better than runner-up O'Fallon Christian. Palmyra took third with a 696.

Matt Hurt had the low two-day total for the Pintos. He followed up his opening-round 80 with an 85 on Tuesday, totaling a 165 to finish in 17th place. He missed all-state honors by two strokes.

Jordon Geiser tied for 19th place with a 167 after finishing with an 82 in his second round. Jordan Bondurant shot a 90 on Tuesday to card a 175, tying for 37th place.

Liam Glenn was alone in 73rd place with a 193 after posting a 95 in his second round, while Chris Cassil rounded out the Pintos' performance with a 215 to finish in 85th place, shooting a 107 on Tuesday.

Blair Oaks was led by Jake Closser, who tied for 33rd place. He matched his first round total with an 87 on Tuesday to shoot a 174.

Jarod Steinbeck tied for 63rd for the Falcons. He shot a 95 on Tuesday to finish with a 188.

Ori Bartlett of Versailles received all-state honors by taking 12th place out of 90 state qualifiers with a two-day total of 161. Bartlett shot an 82 on Tuesday to follow up his opening round 79.

Garrett Boatright, the Tigers' other state qualifier, shot a 93 in his second round to tie for 75th with a 195.

Bishop LeBlond claimed the top-three individual finishers at the tournament. Brooks Jungbluth shot a 6-under 66 on Tuesday to finish with a 7-under 137 to win the state title. Hank Lierz was second with a 140, followed by Jeffrey Johnston in third with a 148.

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