Sacred Heart hosts Lincoln, Father Tolton in season’s first golf match


By Alex Agueros - [email protected]



Gremlins golfer Teagan Trammell chips out of a sand trap at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a match with Lincoln and Father Tolton on Monday, March 20.


Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Tyler Kroenke, of Lincoln, putts Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a tri-match with Sacred Heart and Lincoln.


Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Bo Kroenke watches a drive Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia in a tri-match with Father Tolton and Sacred Heart.


Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Ty Wissman follows a drive Monday at Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia. He and Jack Luchessi are the lone returners on the Sacred Heart boy’s golf varsity team.


Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Sacred Heart boy’s golf hosted Father Tolton and Lincoln — top teams in its respective classes — for its first match of the season on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia.

Golfers teed off to warm temperatures and a cool breeze. Gremlins head coach Steve Goodwin said he was pleased with team results against state powers on a day of firsts.

Teagan Trammell fired a 53 in his first high school match, while freshman Jude Rollings finished a 9-hole round at 43.

“We’ll get better from here,” Goodwin said. “It’s a hard game, but, we’ll get there.”

Jack Lucchesi, the lone Gremlin returner among three 2016 Class 1 State qualifiers, said he’s about 4-5 strokes away from his big-picture goal. He fired a 43, despite landing in the water on the No. 3 dogleg.

“That’s a lot better than I was at the beginning of last year,” Lucchesi said.

Father Tolton, who brought Class 2 state champion Jack Parker to play, captured the match with a team score of 162 — four strokes ahead of Lincoln.

Parker sank a 40-plus foot putt on No. 9 to tie Boone Kroenke for medalist, shooting a 37.

Sacred Heart had a team score of 213.

The Cardinals, Missouri Class 1 fifth-place finishers three years straight, added another Kroenke to the lineup after losing Cody Gregory to graduation.

Bo Kroenke, freshman, joins Tyler, Trevor and his older brother, Boone, to help surmount the No. 5 threshold at State.

“That’s been gut-wrenching,” Morrison said of Lincoln’s all-too-consistent finishes. “Now I have four Kroenke’s on my team. (Bo) is a freshman, and we’re expecting big things from him. Hopefully he’ll fit in well with what we’ve got going.”

Lincoln competes with Smithton and Stover on Wednesday, March 22 at the Smithton Golf Tournament at the Bear Creek Valley Golf Club in Osage Beach.

Sacred Heart tee off Thursday at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall for a quad with the Owls, Warrensburg and Slater.

Gremlins golfer Teagan Trammell chips out of a sand trap at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a match with Lincoln and Father Tolton on Monday, March 20.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_5171.jpgGremlins golfer Teagan Trammell chips out of a sand trap at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a match with Lincoln and Father Tolton on Monday, March 20. Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Tyler Kroenke, of Lincoln, putts Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a tri-match with Sacred Heart and Lincoln.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_5179.jpgTyler Kroenke, of Lincoln, putts Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia during a tri-match with Sacred Heart and Lincoln. Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Bo Kroenke watches a drive Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia in a tri-match with Father Tolton and Sacred Heart.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_5117.jpgBo Kroenke watches a drive Monday, March 20, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia in a tri-match with Father Tolton and Sacred Heart. Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

Ty Wissman follows a drive Monday at Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia. He and Jack Luchessi are the lone returners on the Sacred Heart boy’s golf varsity team.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_5128.jpgTy Wissman follows a drive Monday at Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia. He and Jack Luchessi are the lone returners on the Sacred Heart boy’s golf varsity team. Photos by Alex Agueros | Democrat

By Alex Agueros

[email protected]

Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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