FORT DODGE - Marshalltown junior Michael Schrempf's consistent round of golf Monday helped the Bobcat boys improve to 2-0 on the season.
Schrempf's nine-hole round included two birdies, two bogeys and four pars as his 36 earned him medalist honors. Sophomore Sam Weatherman added a 40 to tie for runner-up medalist honors, while sophomore Brant McKibben carded a 42 as Marshalltown beat the Dodgers, 163-185, at the Fort Dodge Country Club.
"Michael was in total control of his game today," MHS coach Lucas Johnson said. "After bogeying his first hole, he stuck his tee shot to a couple feet on the par 3 second and made an easy birdie. I think that shot jumpstarted his round and put him in a good state of mind the rest of the day."
Schrempf's other birdie came on the par-4 sixth. He also bogeyed the par-4 fifth. The fourth counting score for the Bobcats came from senior Connor Johnson, who fired a 45. Junior Brandin Chaloupek shot a 47 and Cody Mead carded a 52 to round out the varsity scores.
"As a team, we're going to find a bit more consistency as we go forward," Johnson said. "I'm happy to be 2-0 in the CIC Northern Division, and it means that we'll likely play for a division title against Mason City in our third and final divisional dual."
Fort Dodge's Thomas Hartley also shot a 40 to tie Weatherman for runner-up honors. The Dodgers' next best score though was 47, shot by Austin Sorenson and Thomas Lang.
Marshalltown 163, Fort Dodge 185
At Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge Country Club, par 36
Medalist - Michael Schrempf, MHS, 36; Runner-up (tie) - Sam Weatherman, MHS, 40; Thomas Hartley, Fort Dodge, 40.
MARSHALLTOWN (163) - Schrempf 36, Weatherman 40, Brant McKibben 42, Connor Johnson 45, Brandin Chaloupek 47, Cody Mead 52.
FORT DODGE (185) - Hartley 40, Austin Sorenson 47, Thomas Lang 47, Drew Hanson 51, Zach Colin 58, Kaden Peterson 59.
The Bobcat junior varsity squad also beat Fort Dodge as the Dodgers did not have a complete roster. Beau Ragland led the way for MHS with a 45, while Hunter Reidl and Michael Snyder each carded 49s. The final score came from Nate Harris, who shot a 50.