Bobcats blast Fort Dodge in nine-hole dual

Carlson is third MHS medalist in four events

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Tate Carlson hits a shot onto the sixth green during the Bobcats’ 41-stroke victory over Fort Dodge at the American Legion Golf Course on Thursday. Carlson finished as the medalist in the nine-hole dual, the third Bobcat to earn such honors this season.

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Tate Carlson hits a shot onto the sixth green during the Bobcats’ 41-stroke victory over Fort Dodge at the American Legion Golf Course on Thursday. Carlson finished as the medalist in the nine-hole dual, the third Bobcat to earn such honors this season.

After a lengthy break due to a cancellation of a tournament in Mason City on Monday, the Marshalltown boys golf team was back on the course on Thursday and the Bobcats continued their impressive start to the season with a 41-stroke win over Fort Dodge 140-181 at the American Legion Course.

MHS again proved their depth by having yet another player finish as the dual medalist, with senior Tate Carlson shooting a 1-under 34 to lead the way.

Marshalltown head coach Lucas Johnson said Carlson did a great job putting a bad start behind him to rally for the low score on the day.

“I was especially proud of the way Tate Carlson came back after making a double bogey on his opening hole of the day on No. 9, which is a relatively straightforward par 3,” Johnson said. “As a team we talk a lot about resiliency, and his round epitomized that as he played 3-under par the rest of the way.”

Two other Bobcats finished the day at par, with sophomore Cole Davis and junior JD Pollard each shooting a 35 while playing together on the second pairing. Seniors Nate Vance and Luke Appel were both at 1-over with a 36 and sophomore Mason Reid finished out the scoring with a 2-over 37.

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON

“We showed great balance as a team and I was proud of the way our guys battled after some early bogeys,” Johnson said. “In a nine-hole meet, it’s harder to recover since you don’t have as many holes to make up ground as in a normal round, but we finished strong.”

For Fort Dodge, Isaac Hague led the way with a 39 while Bennett Pals shot a 44, Hoo Won shot a 48 and Chris Hatton finished with a 50.

Marshalltown golf has a lengthy break in their action now, as it doesn’t return to the course until it hosts Mason City for a dual on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Elmwood Country Club.

Marshalltown 140,

Fort Dodge 181

At Marshalltown

American Legion Golf Course,

front nine, par 35

Medalist — Tate Carlson, MHS, 34; Runner-up — JD Pollard and Cole Davis, MHS, 35.

MHS (140) — Carlson 34, Pollard 35, Davis 35, Nate Vance 36, Luke Appel 36, Mason Reid 37.

FORT DODGE (181) — Isaac Hague 39, Bennett Pals 44, Hoo Won 48, Chris Hatton 50, Boston Gordon 53, Michale Daniel 60.