"font-size: 10pt">MIAMI – Led again by the duo of Tyler Busch and
Trae Fairchild, the Grove Ridgerunners took their first team title
of the golf season with a two-stroke victory in the Miami
Invitational at Peoria Ridge Monday.
"font-size: 10pt">Busch shot a superb three-under 69 to take the
individual title by four strokes. Fairchild finished in third with
"font-size: 10pt">The tournament featured 17 teams from Kansas,
Missouri and Oklahoma. Rounding out the top five in the team
standings were; Carl Junction, Mo. (323), Joplin, Mo. (327),
Pittsburg, Kan. (332) and Mount Vernon, Mo. (332).
"font-size: 10pt">In addition to Busch and Fairchild, the rest of
the top five individuals were second place finisher Jon Nichols of
Pittsburg, Kan., who shot a 73, while John Baughman of Carl
Junction, Mo. and Alex Christensen of Nevada, Mo. tied for fourth
with a 76.
"font-size: 10pt">The Ridgerunners’ next tournament will be April 4
at Grove’s own Patricia Island Golf Club, beginning at 9