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Blair Oaks' Closser finishes top 10 in Class 2 boys golf

Blair Oaks' Closser finishes top 10 in Class 2 boys golf

May 15th, 2019 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jake Closser of Blair Oaks posted one of the low rounds Tuesday to receive all-state honors in the Class 2 state championships at Rivercut Golf Course.

Closser, a sophomore, shot a 4-over 76 in his second round, finishing in a tie for seventh out of 91 golfers with a two-round total of 162. Only three other golfers bested Closser's round Tuesday.

Closser started the day in a tie for 23rd place after shooting an 86 in the first round.

Two other area golfers also received all-state honors. Ori Bartlett of Versailles tied for 10th place with a 166, while California's Jordon Geiser tied for 12th with a 167.

Eldon came away with a team trophy, finishing in fourth place with a 705 after posting a 344 in Tuesday's round.

Leading the way for the Mustangs was Austin Kostelnik, who tied for 17th place with a 169 and missed all-state honors by one stroke. Aidan Wells tied for 21st with a 170 for Eldon.

Also finishing in the top 50 among area golfers were: Linn's Alek Peters, who tied for 24th place out of 91 golfers with a 171; Eldon's Logan Schultz, who finished 36th with a 176; Fatima's Cole Lehmen, who tied for 41st with a 180; Linn's Kole Peters, who was 47th with a 183; and California's Jordan Bondurant, who placed 50th with a 185.

California finished in seventh place in the team standings with a 735.

St. Pius X: Kansas City won the Class 2 team title with a two-round total of 678, scoring a 337 as a team Tuesday. Whitfield was second with a 686, followed by Father Tolton in third with a 697.

St. Pius X: Kansas City also boasted the Class 2 individual champion. Cole Elling won with a 2-over 146, following his opening-round 70 with a 76 on Tuesday. Father Tolton's Christian Rischer was second with a 148.