team will tee off soon
The Platte County Pirate Boys Golf team will open
up its 2002 golf season in late March.
The team will look to improve on what it did last season,
and be able to compete for the 3A state title in golf.
Last season the team took fourth overall in the entire
Class 3A competition throughout the state of Missouri.
Although the starting roster for this year is not final
as of yet, they do have several returning varsity golfers
that include seniors Robbie Campbell and Ryan Schroeder;
and juniors Spencer Comfort and David Mallott.
Among the returning golfers is senior Barrett Martens.
Martens is a returning state qualifier who will assist
Platte County in trying to bring home the state golf championship.
In addition to being a state qualifier, Martens was the
2001 overall winner of the 3A state competition. Last
season Martens finished atop the leader board, posting
the best score in the entire state tournament as only
a junior. This year Martens will attempt to make an individual
title defense and try to assist his team to the championship.
All of the Pirate golf home matches will be held at Shiloh
Springs Golf Course east of Platte City. Some of the home
matches that will take place this season include pairing
the Pirates up against Cameron, Smithville, Chillicothe,
St. Joseph Central, Savannah, Maryville, Trenton, St.
Pius, Excelsior Springs, and the 2002 MEC Conference Tournament.
Some of the major road tournaments for the Pirates include
at Lee's Summit, William Jewell, and Richmond. In addition
to road tournaments, the Pirates will also play Benton,
Savannah, Plattsburg, St. Pius, Lafayette, Maryville,
and Kearney all on the road as well.
The first action of the year for Platte County begins
on Monday, March 25, at Chapel Ridge golf course in the
Lee's Summit Tournament.
The first home match for the Pirates will take place
on Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m. against Cameron. All
home matches, with the exception of the Platte County
Invitational Tournament, will take place at 4 p.m. in
the afternoon. The Platte County Invitational will take
place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.