Herald Staff Report
KEWANEE, Ill. —
Things didn’t go as well as hoped for Clinton at the Mississippi Athletic Conference boys golf tournament.
The River Kings shot 364 totals both Friday and Saturday to finish 10th with a 728 total at Kewanee Dunes Country Club.
“We were not very happy with our finish this year in the MAC tourney,” Clinton coach Paul Niedermeyer said. “We did not put up four scores together either day.”
Ryan Rursch led Clinton, tying for 26th place overall, with an 87-84—171. Rursch made three birdies Friday and one Saturday, and he also parred 14 holes combined. He also led Clinton with the fewest putts, 30.
“On Friday, Ryan and Justin (Tomona) had decent scores, and then Saturday, Ryan and Paolo (Marilim) were OK, but neither day were we able to put another score with them,” Niedermeyer said.
Tomona, who had three birdies Friday, tied for 42nd place (86-94—180), while Marilim tied for 44th (95-86—181). Clinton’s Tony Hurlburt finished 56th with a 96-100—196.
“Our lack of team depth really hurt us,” Niedermeyer said.
“On a positive note, we were the only team in the MAC that did not shoot worse on Day 2 from Day 1, due to the windy, cold, weather. So I credit the kids for not giving up and continuing to compete when they could have just as easily given up and folded the tents.”
Pleasant Valley won the team title with a 631 total, led by individual medalist Jack Kennedy (78-75—153). Bobby Wolfe of North Scott tied Spencer Payne of Pleasant Valley for second with a 155.
MISSISSIPPI ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
1. Pleasant Valley 631; 2. Muscatine 640; 3. North Scott 645; 4. Bettendorf 646; 5. Burlington 674; 6. Davenport Assumption 679; 7. Davenport North 690; 8. Davenport Central 700; 9. Davenport West 715; 10. Clinton 728.
1. Jack Kennedy (PV) 78-75—153; 2. (tie) Bobby Wolfe (NS) 76-79—155, Spencer Payne (PV) 75-80—155; 4. (tie) Jack Wolfe (NS) 81-76—157, Alex Snyder (M) 75-82—157; 6. Alex Pohlman (Bet) 76-82—158; 7. (tie) Rayce Miller (M) 81-79—160, Nate Burgess (DN) 77-83—160, Adam Hutton (M) 77-83—160; 10. (tie) Brett Gaydos (Bet) 81-81—162, Mitch Elkin (Bet) 80-82-162; 12. Zach Swink (Bur) 79-84—163; 13. (tie) Alex Beals (Bet) 82-82—164, Kellen Bohn (PV) 78-86—164; Marshal Lamb (PV) 77-87—164; 16. Elliott Duax (DA) 78-87—165; 17. Ryan Solt (Mus) 84-82—166; 18. Jaden Carey (Mus) 87-80—167. (Note — Top six earned first-team all-conference honors, Nos. 7-12 second-team honors and Nos. 13-18 third-team honors.)
CLINTON — Ryan Rursch 87-84—171; Justin Tomona 86-94—180; Paolo Marilim 95-86—181; Tony Hurlburt 96-100—96; David Orte 98-108—206.
; Koby Cleary 101-dnc; Aaron Henry dnc-inj.