SIKESTON -- Even par wasn't good enough for Sikeston's golf team on Tuesday, falling just two strokes short of Jackson in a triangular match.
Jackson finished with a score of 142, followed by Sikeston at 144 and Dexter at 157.
"Anyone that was at the Bootheel Golf Course today would have seen some of the best high school golf in the area," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "My team shot very well today and we only took second. When a team score averaging even par doesn't win, you know the quality of golf taking place is superior."
The triangular was originally scheduled to be played at Dexter, but was moved to Sikeston due to construction at the Dexter course.
The individual spotlight went to the low medalist, Sikeston's E.C. Atchison, with a three-under par 33.
"Today the weather brought out the best rounds for many kids," said Oetting. "There were four under-pars, one even-par, and four one-over par rounds shot today."
Behind Atchison, Brandon DeWitt, Tanner Fritz and Matt Bain each checked in with a 37. Jackson's Kyle Perry shot a 34, followed by Chad Reiminger at 35, Matt Litzelfelner at 36 and Payton Sims at 37.
Dexter was led by Kyle Christian with a 35, Matt Christian at 39, Chad Gill at 41 and Ryan Jackson at 42.
The junior varsity scores were Jackson 167, Dexter 171 and Sikeston 190. Sikeston shooters were Jason Deere (43), Martin Schaefer (47), Ed Pike (48) and Zach Bell (52).