Pleasant Hill golfers take MRVC tournament

Special to the Democrat MissourianApril 25, 2014 

The Missouri Valley River Conference held their annual conference golf championships at Keth Memorial Golf Course in Warrensburg April 21, and once again the Roosters of Pleasant Hill had a lot to crow about.

Pleasant Hill took first place in the western side of the conference by out shooting Harrisonville by 8 strokes. The Roosters shot a 339, while the Wildcats came in with a second place 347.

Pleasant Hill coach Eric Bloom was pleased with the Rooster performance.

“Our score today is very similar to our scores all season,” Bloom said. Depending on who is there we should do pretty well.”

In this case, “pretty well” meant bringing home the conference championship.

Pleasant Hill also had the medalist in Eric Brons, who led the field with a 79.

“I have been improving all season,” Brons said. “It’s the first time I have taken first at the conference tournament. It also feels good to beat Harrisonville.”

After Harrisonville’s top golfer, Nick Johnson, finished his round, he predicted the Wildcats would finish second behind either Pleasant Hill or Grain Valley. His prediction was not far off the mark.

“I was hoping for first or second,” said Harrisonville coach Mark Rovig, “but I knew we would be one of the top teams.”

The Wildcats’ Nick Johnson and Eric Farr tied for fifth overall with a score of 86. The Roosters Ean McKee finished fourth with an 85.

“They (Johnson and Ronny Baker) have been consistent throughout the year, either one finishing first or second on the team,” Rovig said. “Our No. 3 golfer, Eric (Farr), finished with a good score today. I know Nick and Ronny were a little disappointed with today, but considering the conditions I, thought they did well.”

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