Titan golfers take City Championship

April 9, 2014 

Lee’s Summit West golf coach Richard Myers doesn’t expect his Titans to burn up the course every time they play. As long as they’re consistent, he’s fine.

One thing the Titans are doing consistently lately is winning tournaments, which they did April 7 in taking the City Championships on the Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview. The Titans 334 team total was 11 strokes better than second-place Lee’s Summit North.

“Although we did not play particularly well, it was enough to win the match,” Myers said. We’ll take it.”

West was coming off an impressive victory April 3 in the Park Hill Tournament, totaling a 303 to win the 18-team event at Tiffany Greens. The Titans’ J.T. Tranchilla took medalist honors with a 1-under par 71 there, and Kerry Maguire was fourth overall at 75.

But on a chilly and sometimes rainy afternoon at Longview, the scores were a little higher. Nelson Searcy’s 9-over 81 was West’s best score and also made him the medalist. Maguire had an 83 while Tranchilla and Blake Kobel checked in at 85.

“We played the very best we can play last Thursday in winning the Park Hill tournament,” Myers said. “I knew we probably would not play as well today.

“Golf is a game of peaks and valleys. The key to being a good team is consistency. This is what we are trying to achieve.”

Lee’s Summit North, which finished second to West in the Park Hill tourney, was led by Keaton Black’s 84. Ian Mathewson shot an 85 for the Broncos while Brett Scott and Trey DeRousse both finished at 88.

Lee’s Summit placed third with a 365 team score. Sean Gann’s 90 was the Tigers’ best round. Mason Grounds and Andrew Roth both shot 91s and Casey Snow had a 93.

Tim Cook, Summit Christian’s lone entry in the tournament, finished with an 83, which tied him with Maguire for the second-best score.

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