The boys golf team finished 10th at the Mid-Prairie Invitational at Kalona Golf Course in warm and windy conditions on Tuesday, April 30. The strong southwest wind made for tough scoring conditions and it showed on all the participants’ scorecards. Mount Vernon won the event involving mostly larger schools with a team score of 335 beating three teams that tied for 2nd at 365. IMS finished a
distance back at 476. Tanner Leyden again led the IMS team with a score of 102. Also contributing were Richard Deming (120), Brent Brenneman (124), and Zach Hill (130). Jace Koenig from Durant was individual medalist with a score of 80.
Coach Steve Nelson said, “The wind made the majority of the holes a challenge and we had a few too many big numbers on our scorecards. I’d say the course played 5-10 shots more difficult with the conditions. It was our first 18 hole meet of the year and I was glad to see the team play a little better on the second nine.”
Last Thursday the boys and girls went to Hi Point Golf Course in Iowa City to compete in a conference meet against host Lone Tree. The boys shot a season low of 205 and narrowly lost to Lone Tree (197). Almost the entire team shot season lows at the less difficult course. Tanner Leyden (45) led the team, followed by Brent Brenneman (49), Thaddeus Yoder (53), Zach Hill (58), Ben Miller (58), and Jacob Bruns (66). Richard Deming shot 47 competing individually.
On the girls side Lone Tree defeated IMS by the score of 221-252. Breana Stout (57), Jess Bender (57), Michaela Prihoda (68) and Teresa Miller (70) led the team. Also competing were Abbie DeWild (74), Ellie Stastny (74), Laura Brenneman (78), Liza Brenneman (79), and Elaine Ropp (81).
The boys continue a busy week with the SEISC meet in Fort Madison on Thursday, May 2 and then head to Central Lee for an invite on Saturday, May 4. The girls play again at the SEISC meet on Monday, May 6.