JACKSON -- Sikeston's golf team traveled to Jackson on Wednesday for another triangular meet. Thirty six holes of golf in three days put some golfers in the rough, while others found their groove.
In the end, the Bulldogs lost a close one to the top team in Southeast Missouri -- Jackson.
The Indians shot a 157, followed by Sikeston at 161 and Notre Dame at 165.
E.C. Atchison and Brandon DeWitt were two bright spots for the Bulldogs. Atchison shot all pars and was the match medalist with a 35.
"He had some legitimate birdie putts but couldn't get them to drop," said Sikeston golf coach Rick Oetting. "DeWitt had a 39, and he was disappointed that he didn't do better for the team."
Matt Hon shot a 43 while Tanner Fritz had a few mistakes that turned his score into a 44.
"Our format today only allowed eight players to travel," explained Oetting. "The best four scores from the varsity counted as always, while the other two varsity scores and the two jayvee scores made up the team score on the jayvee match."
Sikeston won the junior varsity match with a 177, followed by Jackson at 179 and Notre Dame with 195. Posting scores for Sikeston's JV were Matt Bain at 44, Jason Deere at 45, Martin Schaefer at 44 and Ed Pike at 44.
"We definitely had a different day than yesterday," said Oetting. "I think our teams were feeling the pressure of yesterday's match, were only two points separated Jackson and us. Today it was only three points difference, even though the overall scores were up by a dozen strokes or more."