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Braves' golfers continue winning

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The busy Cherokee Braves golf team continued its winning ways of late, winning a Lakes Conference match against Hull Western Christian 167-192 at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club, and then winning a triangular at Newell also featuring Newell-Fonda and Storm Lake.

Brock Benson was medalist for Cherokee against HWC with a 39, and Jake Spindler was runner-up medalist with a 42.

Other scores for the Braves were Paxton O'Connor 42, Matt Pitts 44, Austin Winchell 46, and Adam Pitts 50.

Austin Mongan was JV medalist for Cherokee with a 47. Other Cherokee JV scores were Casey Godfrey 55, Gabe Conley 59, Devin Mongan 61, Rick Weaver 63, and Zac Anderson 69.

HWC won the JV meet 217-222.

"The course was in excellent shape and our home advantage paid off," said Cherokee coach James DeVos. "Brock shot very well. So far, in every meet this year, a new guy has stepped up and led the way for our team. It's good to see every player contribute in a big way at some time during the year."

At Newell, the Braves won after carding a 147, to host N-F's 151, and Storm Lake's 156.

Matt Pitts was runner-up medalist for Cherokee with a 34, and Matt Juilfs of N-F was medalist with a 33.

Other varsity scores for the Braves were O'Connor 36, Benson 37, Adam Pitts 40, Spindler 41, Winchell 46.

In JV action, N-F won with 184, followed by Storm Lake 203, and Cherokee 204.

Austin Mongan was low medal for Cherokee JV with a 47, while Eric Wilkie and Devin Mongan carded 52s, Anderson 53, Godfrey 54, and Nick Schramm 59.

"Any time a team can break into the 150s, they are having a great day," said DeVos. "Going down into the 140s is an amazing feat. I'm hoping this meet gives our guys the confidence to know that they have the ability to go low if they execute shots."

The Braves golf at Aurelia Friday night, also geaturing Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn.

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