LE MARS - The Cherokee Braves, led by medalist Jake Spindler, placed seventh at the recent 12-team Le Mars Golf Invitational here, won by MOC-Floyd Valley which carded a 319.
Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto was second with 320, followed by Le Mars Red 328, South Sioux City, Neb. 334, Estherville-LC 337, Lawton-Bronson 338, Cherokee 342, Newell-Fonda 344, Le Mars Gehlen 355, and Kingsley-Pierson and Hull Western Christian each with 359.
Spindler shot a 74 to tie for medalist with Ryan Salsberger of MVAO and won in a sudden-death playoff after both birdied the first hole, parred the second hole, and Spindler birdied the third hole to won medalist honors. Adam Pitts of Cherokee was fifth in the medalist race with a 78.
Other Cherokee scores included Austin Winchell 90, Devin Mongan 100, Matt Woodall 118, and Tony Back 142.
"The Braves finally caught a break in the crazy spring weather and took advantage, shooting their best team score of the season so far," said Cherokmee coach James DeVos. "I was very proud of their determination today. The LeMars golf course can present some challenges but these guys kept their mental games in check and finished 7th overall in the field of 12 teams.
"Jake Spindler and Adam Pitts once again medaled individually, this time Jake winning the competition and Adam placing 5th overall. It marked Jake's first overall medalist honors of his career."