Anding, Waite lead Demon boys
FORT MADISON – The Washington High School boys’ golf team participated in a Southeast Conference triangular with the Fairfield Trojans and the host school last night.
The Demons took second out of the three teams with a 164, falling by four strokes to the Trojans’ 160. The Bloodhounds finished at 188.
Senior Ryan Waite and sophomore Derek Anding led the Demons with their nine-hole scores of 40, just one stroke off the meet medalist’s score. Freshman Tanner Coleman and junior Grant Marek each shot a 42. Junior Blake Weidman finished at 43. Freshman Mason Rich rounded out the Washington scoring with his 51.
“I was very proud of how we played on an unfamiliar course. We shot our season low so far. Only one member of our team had played the course before and that was three years ago. I was informed by their coach we would be playing the front nine. On the way down we discussed and planned for this. When we arrived we were told we would be playing the back nine. They adjusted very well to the change and played with consistency. We made a lot of putts and hit a lot of fairways. Ryan Waite and Derek Anding led us again at four over par. Tanner Coleman and Blake Weidman shot well on the course. Grant Marek, playing in his first varsity meet this year, has been steadily improving this season and his perseverance has paid off. We look forward to lower team scores as we move into the middle of our season,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said.
Washington’s boys’ team will play 18 holes against Williamsburg tomorrow at home.