Jake Spindler of Cherokee shows solid, well-balanced form on this tee shot at a recent golf triangular in Marcus. The freshman Spindler is impacting the Braves varsity as the season progresses. Photo by Paul Struck
A solid, veteran Spencer squad captured a Lakes Conference boys golf triangular at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Monday night, carding a 149 to runner-up Cherokee's 161, and Storm Lake's 170.
Michael Clark of Spencer was medalist with a three-under par 33, and his teammate Jay Monahan was runner-up with an even-par 36.
David Cook was low for the Braves with a 38, followed by Paxton O'Connor 40, Andy Braun 41, Brock Benson 42, Jake Spindler 44, and Matt Pitts 45.
Paxton O'Connor practices his putting before Monday's Lakes Conference boys golf triangular at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club. O'Connor, overcoming an early-season wrist injury, has sparked the Braves the past few meets. Photo by Paul Struck
"Spencer is a superb team," said Cherokee coach James DeVos. "They can beat you on any given day mwith all six players. They are impressive to watch play the game. At any time a guy shoots 33, you know you're watching something special.
"Our guys played very well today at their home course. A team score of 161 is very good and I hope they hold their heads high. David and Paxton shot very well today and we're looking forward to the Lakes Conference Meet Monday."
The Braves play in the Le Mars Invitational Saturday, and at Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji Monday in the Lakes Conference Meet.
IN JV action here Monday, Spencer won with a 172, followed by Cherokee 182, and Storm Lake 254.
Cherokee JV scores were Adam Pitts 41, Austin Mongan 45, Casey Cuthrell 46, Alex Peck 50, Dillon Devitt 52, and Tom Weaver 60.