Demon boys benefit from meet
A luxury for golf teams is having your conference meet on your home course. A greater luxury is getting to play a meet on that course a week before that conference meet. A more beneficial circumstance yet is getting to play a meet a week before the conference meet, on the same course which is your home course, against two of the teams that you will be facing at the conference meet.
That was the situation the Washington High School boys’ golf team enjoyed yesterday as it hosted Southeast Conference opponents Fairfield and Keokuk for a triangular at the Washington Country Club. The Trojans left with a victory as they shot a 153, beating the Demons’ 168 by 15 strokes, but the benefits for Washington were still evident.
“I saw some chip shots and putts that we missed today that really could have improved our score if we had made better decisions. We were also without Ryan Waite today, so next week I expect our score to be about five shots lower just because of his presence. Fairfield is a great team but anything can happen on any given day. If we have a couple of our guys get hot and theirs go cold, we might surprise some people. We will take what we learned today and do better next week,” Demon head coach Mark Berhow commented.
Leading the way for Washington was Derek Anding with a nine-hole score of 39. Tanner Coleman was next with a 41. Blake Weidman shot a 43. Grant Marek completed the Demon top four with his 45.
Mason Rich and Austin Hazelett also completed rounds for the Demon varsity team, coming into the clubhouse at 46 and 57.
Several junior varsity golfers got the chance to play as well. Noah Enfield led the way there with his 46. Scores of 51 were recorded by Lane Burlingame, Jacob Fisher and Jacob Miles. Alex Latcham shot a 52. Aaron Vittetoe completed the JV scoring with his 53.
The Washington boys will play at Fort Madison this afternoon as they continue to prepare for conference and regionals.