Boys golf team competes

Back: Roman Slabach, Drake Brezina, Caleb Yoder, Palmer Thomas. Front: Tanner Thrapp, Trevor Leyden

Back: Roman Slabach, Drake Brezina, Caleb Yoder, Palmer Thomas. Front: Tanner Thrapp, Trevor Leyden

The IMS boys golf team had a busy week as they competed in three 18 hole tournaments. On Tuesday, May 3, the boys competed in the Mid-Prairie Invitational at the Kalona Golf Club featuring mostly 2A and 3A schools. The boys finished in 9th place with a team score of 441, well behind Mt. Vernon’s 306 which won the tournament by 61 shots. Drake Brezina led the team with a 104.

Wednesday, May 4, sent the boys to the SEISC meet at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course featuring all 12 conference golf teams. The IMS boys shot a season low 399 at the tournament and finished tied for 10th. Notre Dame was the 2016 conference champs shooting a 338. IMS scores: – Caleb Yoder (98, 32nd), Drake Brezina (98, 32nd), Roman Slabach (101, 37th), Trevor Leyden (102, 41st), Adrian Gonzales (116, 63rd).

On Saturday, May 7, the boys headed down to Green Acres in Donnelson for the Central Lee Invite, as IMS got a chance to see some new schools from southeast Iowa. The boys continued their improved play bettering their season low with a 378, including a back nine 179. Keokuk won the meet with a 309. IMS Scores: Roman Slabach (88), Trevor Leyden (92), Caleb Yoder (98), Drake Brezina (100), Tanner Thrapp (105), Palmer Thomas (141).

“I’m really pleased with how our boys played at conference and how their overall games are coming together. 399 is our first round below 400 since I’ve been the coach here. Hopefully, this week leads us in a positive direction as we look forward to sectionals this upcoming Friday.”

The girls had an off week and compete in the SEISC meet on Monday, May 9 and the boys begin postseason play at the sectional meet in New London (Deerwood GC) on Friday, May 13.