By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor
The Caledonia/Spring Grove boys golf team started out the season with two wins and a loss last week. The Warriors topped Waukon at Ma Cal Grove 166 to 194 on April 2, then topped visiting Kingsland 170 to 203 on April 3 and then traveled to Valley High last Thursday where they lost to La Crescent 179 to 189.
Warriors 166, Waukon 194
“For the first meet of the year, I was really excited to see a solid score from the boys,” coach Jeremy Leis said.
The Warriors got a pair of 40s from Hunter Rud and Devin Schiltz, Joey Ehlers shot 42, Evan Welscher shot a 44, Carter Mann shot a 45 and Justin Inglett shot 46 for the varsity.
JV cards 198
The Warrior junior varsity topped Waukon by three strokes. Morgan Bathlon shot a 39, Cole Konkel shot a 48, Cody Breeser shot a 54, Drew Stemper shot a 57, Cody Heimer shot a 65 and Isaak Solum shot a 61.
“I was very happy with the scores for the JV. Morgan shot a 39, the best score of the day. Wow! On JV, and Cole Konkel shot 48, both really good scores,” Leis noted.
Warriors 170, Kingsland 203
Tuesday the Warriors played again at home against Kingsland and defeated the Knights by 33 strokes.
“Again, the boys shot a great score of 170,” Leis noted.
Schiltz was medalist with a 38, Ehlers had a 43, Rud had a 44 and Welscher, Mann and Inglett all had 45s.
“Great round for Devin,” Leis said. “It was a windy day and Devin played solid to lead us to a win.”
JV shoots 206
The Warrior Junior Varsity shot 206, while Kingsland did not post a score.
Zach Sannes had the low round with a 47, Cole Konkel and Jamie Lenning both shot 52s, Cody Breeser shot 55, Stemper shot 57, Jacob Lenning shot 61,
“We had some JV guys play in their first meet and they did a great job of being tough and to just keep playing when things were tough,” Leis said.
Lancers 179, Warriors 189
“On Thursday we played at Valley High against La Crescent,” Leis said. “The varsity shot 189. It was a struggle as that golf course is different than MaCal. We are going to work harder on managing our games and trying to stay on the correct side of the hole to make it a little easier on us.
“We need to be able to take our games on the road, we will work hard every week and work to make this happen,” the coach added.
Ehlers shot a 46 Rud had a 47 Schiltz, Welscher and Mann all had 48s and Inglett shot a 53.
The junior varsity also struggled at Valley High, as they shot 235.
Zach Gavin shot 53, Isaac Solum shot 59, Cole Konkel shot 61, Aaron Goetting shot 62, Zach Sannes shot 64 and Zach Raines shot 71.
“We had 17 different kids compete last week in meets. That is huge for our program to get more experience and for some, to get on the course for the first time in competition,” Leis stated.
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