Kesten Trebbe is getting tired of ties.
Last year at a JV meet, he tied for first, but settled for second after a playoff. At this season’s opener at Wellington, he tied for third, but took fifth after a playoff.
At Augusta’s home golf invitational Thursday, Trebbe and Mulvane’s Gage Cain both shot a 76 to lead the field. Trebbe initially was awarded first place, but after some double checking of the scorecards, the result was reversed.
“The penmanship made it look like the score was a 3 instead of a 5,” Augusta coach Keith Conrady said. “I’m just glad we got it right.”
Trebbe once again had to take second place, though he was still proud of his effort after a great day at the Country Club.
““For first, it’s definitely a drastic loss,” Trebbe said. “Still, it’s a second-place finish, and I liked it.”
Circle’s Dominic Lara, another one of the top golfers in the area, was merely one stroke behind as he took third place.
The team race wasn’t as close. Augusta won first place with a team score of 331. El Dorado’s 345 was good for second. Collegiate took third (350).
Brock Keazer tied for fifth place with four other golfers, though the tiebreaker put him at seventh. He shot an 85.
“It was pretty good, better than I have been,” Keazer said of the way he played. “I was more focused. And I like the challenge of playing with people I haven’t played with before.”
Trevar Bevan shot an 85 and came out on top of the tiebreakers for fifth place overall. Breck Winter shot an 85 as well, but he took ninth overall. Both Orioles said the home-course advantage was a big help.
“I was more confident,” Winter said. “Definitely know how to play the shots. You know what you’re doing on every hole.”
Jacob Urmacher shot an 86 to just miss the medal placings. He said he struggled with putting, even after he slept with his putter the night before to try and help the karma. Winter, who had some great tee-offs, approaches and chip shots, also said he’d like to improve his putting going forward.
Augusta next will compete at the Andover Central Invitational Monday at Crestview. The Orioles struggled Monday at Terradyne in Andover, but would like to bounce back with a strong performance. The Orioles said they need to adjust better to the greens, which are far faster than what they’re used to.
“I definitely could improve on my drive off the tee boxes,” Bevan said.
“We just need to kick Terradyne out, forget about Terradyne, because that was a bad day,” Winter said. “If we all shoot what we’re capable of shooting, you’ll see us in the placings. We’ll be competitive.”