The Iowa Mennonite School golf season came to an end this week for both the boys and girls. Trevor Leyden qualified for districts for the 3rd year in a row individually, but couldn’t fulfill state tournament hopes as he finished 36 of 69 in the 1A district meet at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside on Wednesday, May 15. After a slow start and some missed opportunities, Trevor finished the front nine strong including a birdie on the par 5 seventh hole to close up a 43. Unfortunately, a rough 11th hole led to a challenging back nine as Trevor finished with an 18 hole score of 98.
“Blue Top Ridge is a championship level course with pot bunkers, fescue lining the rough, and difficult multitiered greens, which high school golfers rarely see,” coach Steve Nelson said. “Across the board, it was a challenging day for all the golfers. Trevor hit so many great shots and it was a pleasure to see him with a shot to advance after nine holes. On a course like this, you do not get away with a single missed shot like you can on most small town courses. Unfortunately, it got the best of him on the back nine.”
Trevor Leyden finishes his high school golf career with three all-conference awards(2nd-team in 2019), three district qualifying rounds, a runner-up finish at the 2019 Central Lee Invitational, and plenty of dual meet medalist awards. In addition to Trevor’s great play, the 2019 season finished with sophomore London Schrock and Freshman Noah Miller receiving 3rd team all-conference awards from their great play at the SEISC tournament as these boys will be anchors for the 2020 team.
Sophomore Kennedy Roth completed her season as the lone IMS girl golfer shooting a 129 for a 21st finish out of 38 competing girls at the Regional golf meet at Sheaffer Memorial in Fort Madison on Monday, Mar 13. “Kennedy continued to improve as the season went on and played one of her better rounds at Regionals. It’s tough to compete alone at every meet, but she had a great attitude throughout the year.”