"font-size: 10pt">MONKEY ISLAND – The Grove Ridgerunners missed

winning the Kick Off Classic at Shangri La on Monday by one stroke,

finishing second to the Tahlequah Tigers.

"font-size: 10pt">The Tigers had a team score of 329. Pryor (336),

Miami (371) and Jay (379) were the other teams in the

field.

"font-size: 10pt">Individually, Grove’s Trae Fairchild claimed the

title with a round of 74, five strokes better than Tahlequah’s

Travis Tinin. Tyler Busch just missed out on making it a one-two

finish for the Ridgerunners, finishing with a round of

80.

"font-size: 10pt">Jay’s Devon Goddard (81) and Pryor’s Corey Ramsey

(82) rounded out the top five individuals.

"font-size: 10pt">The tournament also featured best ball and

scramble formats. In those divisions Grove claimed a pair of third

place finishes. The team of Patrick Lippitt and Jared Perryman shot

an 89 in the best ball division. Pryor won the event with a 77,

while Tahlequah finished second with an 85.

"font-size: 10pt">In the scramble format Grove’s Ben Tate and Mike

Boone shot an 87 to take third.

"font-size: 10pt">The Ridgerunner golfers will be back in action on

Friday when they travel to Ardmore. The Lady Ridgerunners will open

their links season on March 30 when they play at the Cherokee Golf

Club in Langley.