Pitts leads Braves to Sectional win

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cherokee golfers play at Fort Dodge Districts Friday

Matt Pitts carded a 76 to claim medalist honors and lead the Cherokee Braves to the team title of the 2010 Class 2A Boys Golf Sectional at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Friday.

Cherokee's Jake Spindler was second-runner-up medalist with a 79, followed by Paxton O'Connor 82, and Adam Pitts 82. Also for the Braves, Brock Benson shot 85 and Austin Winchell 90.

Cherokee's Matt Pitts studies a putt during recent Lakes Conference boys golf action. Pitts was medalist, leading the Braves to the Class 2A Sectional Championship at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Friday. They play in Districts at Fort Dodge Friday. Photo contributed

South O'Brien's Shaan Desai was runner-up medalist, carding a 77, one stroke back of Pitts. Other SOS scores were Zane Roberst 86, Kyle Petrich 89, Ryan Brasser 90, Austin Sweeney 91, and Curtis Goosen 102.

Ridge View also played in Friday's 2A Sectional and was led by Andrew Stern's 103, followed by Tyrel Bennett 113, Chris Brosamle 142, Tyler Albers 142, Dustin Schmidt 144, and Michael Perrett (no score submitted).

Cherokee won the team title with a 319, followed by South O'Brien 342, Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove 343, Lawton-Bronson 352, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 364, Sioux Central 368, East Sac County 399, and Ridge View 500.

Matt Todd was low medal for Sioux Central with an 82.

Pitts and the top four places (including ties) advance to the medalist round of the District Meet at Fort Dodge Friday. That includes Desai, Spindler, O'Connor, Adam Pitts, and Todd. The Braves' team qualifies for Districts as Sectional Champs.

"It was a beautiful day to play golf," said Cherokee coach James DeVos. "The Cherokee course was in excellent chape and played tough as it usually does. I was pround of the boys for taking their home course advantage and capitalizing. Any time you have three of the four top golfers, it's going to be a good day.

"This marks the fourth straight appearance at the District Meet for these seniors. It has been a great run for them and they are hoping to attack the Fort Dodge course on Friday and make some good things happen."

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