CENTERVILLE — The Centerville boys golf team continued to impress Tuesday, as even the rain-soaked protestations of Mother Nature couldn't stop the Big Reds from capturing first at their home North-South Invite last Tuesday with a collective score of 300 strokes.
Alex Moorman was at the vanguard of the Big Reds' success, firing a tournament-low, two-under par score of 70 strokes to lead his team to victory.
"All in all I was happy with our performance," Big Reds' coach Mike Carney said. "Sometimes when you have bad weather like this you lose control of what your'e doing out there."
Carney said the weather conditions were especially arduous on the back nine.
"I think Alex showed mental toughness playing the back nine," the coach said.
The Albia boys squad corralled second at the invite with a collective score of 319 strokes. The Blue Demons' Tyler Maddison tied for the second-lowest overal score by shooting a 74. The Big Reds' Jake Hargrave finished right behind Maddison with 75 strokes and his teammate Brad Irwin and the Blue Demons' Griffin Osing each shot a 77.
"Brad Irwin played really well for us with a 77 and that's what we need from our fourth spot," Carney said.
Blake Dabney fired a 78 for Centerville and the Big Reds Colton Belloma and Albia's Joey Sinnott each shot an 83.
Chariton nabbed fourth in the tournament with a 367 and Davis County came in eighth with a 381.
At North-South Invite
Team scoring — 1. Centerville 300, 2. Albia 319, 3. East Union 348, 4. Chariton 367, 5. Central Decatur 369, 6. Milan, Mo. 372, 7. Putnam County 374, 8. Davis County 381, 9. Schuyler County 396
Medalist — Alex Moorman (CENT).
Runner-up — Cody Quint (PC), Noah Simon (CD), Tyler Maddison (A), 74.
Centerville individuals — 1. Alex Moorman 70, 2. Jake Hargrave 75, 3. Brad Irwin 77, 4. Blake Dabney 78, 5. Colton Belloma 83, 6. Brett Kauzlarich 88.
Albia individuals — Tyler Maddison 74, Griffin Osing 77, Joey Sinnott 83, Cy Heffron 85, Drew Schofield 86, Landon Hermsen 95 .
Davis County Individuals — Solomon Miller 90, Chris Davidson 91, Logan Faler 98, Matt Wetterich 102, Drew Wetterich 105, Kody Smith 109.
Chariton County Individuals — Daric Lang 89, T.J. Hockenson 89, Sawyer Dow 91, Sam Sullinger 98, Adam Kaska 100, Trevor Mark 111.