SPENCER - The Cherokee Braves golf team placed fourth out of 14 teams at Saturday's rugged Spencer Invitational - the highest Cherokee finish at the golf meet in school history.
The Braves carded a 314 to place fourth behnd winning Spencer's 298, runner-up Carroll Kuemper's 306, and third-place finisher Clear Lake's 306. Kuemper was awarded second place based on a tie-breaker after tying with Clear Lake.
Le Mars followed Cherokee with a 320, followed by Carroll 332, Esterville-LC 337, Algona 342, Aurelia 354, Spencer JV 359, Forest City 361, Denison-Schleswig 362, Humboldt 370, and Webster City 441.
Spencer's Jay Monahan was medalist wth a 70, and Chris Lovell nosed out Cherokee junior Brock Benson by a single stroke for runner-up medalist with a 72. Benson carded a 73.
Other top finishes for the Braves were junior Matt Pitts 77, senior David Cook 80, and freshman Jake Spindler 84. Also for Cherokee, senior Andy Braun shot an 89, and freshman Adam Pitts carded a 103.
Aurelia was led by Camrin Meyer's 81, followed by Nick Hirschman 90, Jarret Heubrock 91, and Cody Glienke 92.
"The boys played extremely well, shooting a 314 team score," said Cherokee coach James DeVos. "That marks the lowest scored Cherokee has ever posted at that event since we've been competing there.
"Brock really played well. This team is really coming together as a new guy steps up each time we compete. Freshman Jake Spindler did very well in his first meet ever. Having scores from all of our players will definitely help us out in the future. Most of all, they love to compete and have fun doing it, and as a coach, I can't ask for more than that."