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Wind hampers Warrensburg golf

The Daily Star-Journal — Randy Speer The Daily Star-Journal, Warrensburg, Mo.

April 20--WARRENSBURG -- A stiff breeze blowing across Hidden Pines Country Club limited the scoring opportunities for Warrensburg Wednesday. The Tigers took third in the quad with Smith-Cotton, O'Hara and Center.

Smith-Cotton won the event shooting 188, O'Hara took second with a team score of 192 and Warresburg shot 202.

"We had some guys start off and the wind beat them up early, but they held it together, which is something that maybe these guys didn't quite do last year," Warrensburg coach David Liebnitz said. "If they'd have hit a rough stretch, they'd let it multiply."

Ty Carter carded the low round for the Tigers, shooting 46.

"It was a little windy today an that didn't help," Carter said. "We've come off playing all week long, but it's just hard to keep it together when you are playing four days a week."

Carter finished with three pars on a day when bogey was the mean score on most holes. No. 8, a 392-yard uphill par four, stood out as the toughest test for the junior.

"He has managed his game a lot better," Liebnitz said. "He hasn't let things multiple on him and that's why he is starting to consistently put up more competitive numbers."

Carter has become the consistent No. 1 for the Tigers impart to an improvement in his putting.

"I've definitely improved my putting from the beginning of the season," Carter said. "I've turned it around and have been making a few more putts."

Nolan Chapman shot the second lowest round for the Tigers, turning in a 50. Andrew Bailey and Russell Wilkins finished with an identical 53.

Kade Mackey carded a 60.

Warrensburg heads to the Richmond Invitational Friday before going to the Capital City Classic on Monday.

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