FARMINGTON — The Blair Oaks Falcons are in third place in the team standings following Monday's first-round action in the Class 3 boys golf state championships at Crown Pointe Golf Club.
Blair Oaks recorded a team score of 344 on Day 1 of the two-day event. Bishop LeBlond is atop the team standings with a 314, while Westminster Christian is second with a 338 and Cape Girardeau: Notre Dame is fourth with a 378.
Dylan Bryan led the Falcons with an 11-over 83 in his first round, tying him for 19th place out of 71 golfers. Bryan birdied the par-5 fifth hole and added eight pars and eight bogeys in his round.
Jake Closser was next for Blair Oaks with a 12-over 84, putting him in a six-way tie for 22nd place. Closser birdied the par-4 sixth hole and also had eight pars and five bogeys in his round.
Todd Bisges was one of 11 golfers to shoot a 13-over 85 in the first round to tie for 28th place. Bisges posted eight pars and seven bogeys in his round.
JJ Quehl rounded out the Blair Oaks team score with a 20-over 92, putting him in a tie for 58th place. Quehl had four pars and 10 bogeys in his round.
Eldon's Aidan Wells and School of the Osage's Zach Krantz joined Bryan in a three-way tie for 19th place in the standings with an 83.
Wells birdied the par-4 third hole as well as the fifth, adding six pars and seven bogeys to his round. Krantz recorded eight pars and nine bogeys in his round.
Eldon's other state qualifier, Teagen Hull, joined Bisges in a tie for 28th place with an 85. Hull had seven pars and nine bogeys in his round.
Osage's other state qualifier, Andrew Bryant, is tied for 46th after shooting a 17-over 89 on Monday. Bryant finished with eight pars and five bogeys in his round.
A total of 13 golfers shot better than 80 in the opening round of the state tournament, but Father Tolton's Christian Rischer was the only one to finish in the red. Rischer is atop the leaderboard with a 1-under 71, holding a five-shot lead against Nevada's Owen Swearingen heading into today's final round.
Seven of the eight area golfers will begin play in today's round on hole No. 10. Quehl tees off first at 8:27 a.m., followed by Bisges (8:54 a.m.), Hull (9:03 a.m.), Krantz and Closser (9:30 am.) and Wells and Bryan (9:39 a.m.).
Bryant begins his round on hole No. 1 at 8:18 a.m.