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MHS clubs Dodgers for first dual win

August 18, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

Connor Johnson put an exclamation point on his first varsity medal, birdieing the 18th hole to finish with the low round of the day and help the Marshalltown boys' golf team dominate Fort Dodge, 326-378, for its first dual meet win of the fall.

Marshalltown carded five of the lowest six varsity rounds of the night, and two more Bobcat junior varsity golfers finished in under Fort Dodge's lowest round at Elmwood Country Club.

Johnson played both halves of the course below 40, going 38-39 to lock up the medalist honors. Riley Wirth shot 37-41-78 for the runner-up spot, two nights after shooting a 77 in Ames.

"It's nice to get our first dual win of the season," said MHS head coach Lucas Johnson. "We were focused, but relaxed on the course. Connor played with a high level of confidence and was crushing his driver off the tee."

Michael Schrempf shot an 84 while rounds of 87 for Sam Weatherman and Brant McKibben carded 87s to complete the Bobcat scoring. Drayton Lents finished with a 95.

The Bobcats have had three players shoot their low round in as many meets this season.

"I'm pleased with our depth so far this season," Coach Johnson said. "We've played three meets and have had a different low scorer each time. I think it gives us confidence to know we don't have to rely on one guy to carry the team."

Fort Dodge was paced by a round of 89 for Alex Hage, and Nate Sunken shot 90.

Marshalltown's junior varsity shot a lower team total than the Dodgers, racking up a 369 behind rounds of 84 for Alex Jensen and an 86 for Cole Stalzer.

The Bobcats continue along with their first invitational of the fall, going to Mason City Country Club on Monday for the Mark Mann Invitational. Tee time is 10 a.m.



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