Demons win home golf triangular
There was a little bit of wind but the sun was shining on the Washington Country Club’s golf course yesterday. The Washington High School boys’ junior varsity and varsity golf teams took advantage of the sun and won a triangular against Columbus Community and Mid-Prairie.
The Demon varsity team outdueled Columbus Community 172 – 175 and the JV team beat Mid-Prairie’s JV 196 – 265.
“Ryan Waite was the medalist and it was very good for our team to have our senior varsity golfer score in the 30s. I am confident we will improve and get back to lower team scores. Focused practice and working on our short game will help us in this goal. It was helpful to have a JV meet to get more of the players meet experience. Grant Marek and Andrew Waite scored well for us,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said.
Waite earned that medalist title with his nine-hole total of 39. Washington’s Derek Anding was close behind with a 43. Blake Weidman and Mason Rich both shot a 45. Tanner Coleman finished at 49 and Lane Burlingame had a 54 to finish the varsity scores for the Demons.
For Columbus Community, Zac Howell and Ethan Leyden both shot a 42. Eli Sents posted a 44. Mitchell Griffin finished at 47. Austin Edwards had a 48. Alex Mincer’s score was 49.
“I’ve seen a lot of improvement in our boys as far as looking like golfers goes. The concentration looks better and they look like they aren’t in as much trouble,” Columbus Community head coach Tony Simmons stated.
Washington’s JV group was led by Waite’s 46, followed closely by Marek’s 47. Aaron Vittetoe shot a 51 while Noah Enfield finished at 52. Jacob Fisher’s 54 and Jacob Miles’ 60 finished the scoring.
Mid-Prairie’s JV team had its pace set by Seth Mann and his score of 58. Zach Owens shot a 63 and Ethan Danner a 66. Sam Bailey finished at 78. Alec Rauch’s score was 82 and Alex Rich completed the scorecard at 83.
“We’re improving. Zach Owens was almost 10 strokes better than his last time out. As we get our confidence up we are going to continue improving,” Golden Hawk head coach Kelby Bender said.
Mid-Prairie is scheduled to play again this afternoon at Williamsburg. The Wildcats hit the links again on April 25 at Wapello. The Demon JV team plays at Keota tomorrow, then the varsity visits Fort Madison on April 22.