Creston/O-M golfers beat Clarke, Winterset and conditions
|Creston/O-M sophomore Coleton Hoepker chips up onto the third green at Crestmoor Golf Club during Tuesday's triangular with Clarke and Winterset. Hoepker shot a round of 46 for the Panthers. (CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER)|
It certainly wasn’t the best golfing weather here on Tuesday, but the Creston/O-M golfers battled through the weather conditions as the boys picked up an 11-stroke victory over Winterset and easily distanced themselves from Clarke.
Juniors Carson Whittington and Christian Groumoutis each carded rounds of 3-over par 39 in the tough weather conditions, earning co-medalist honors.
“The boys played well,” head coach Jan Lesan said. “For varsity, Carson and Christian were very focused for the conditions. They were thinking a 42 or 43 would be good, but shot 39s.”
Senior Trey Thomsen added a round of 43 and Sam Hartsock shot a 45 for the Panthers to contribute to the team scoring. Coleton Hoepker and Maxx Walters each finished with rounds of 46.
The Panthers posted a team score of 166, beating Winterset’s 177 and Clarke’s 213 in the cold, windy, rainy and foggy conditions.
The Creston/O-M girls had only three golfers on Tuesday, but competed well against Winterset and Clarke individually.
Freshman Madison Hance won medalist honors with a six-hole score of 32. Clarke’s Jordyn Wright won runner-up honors with a round of 33.
Sarah Waigand just missed out on runner-up honors with her round of 34. Creston/O-M freshman Shelby Palser added a round of 38.
“I can’t wait until we get all the girls playing,” Lesan said. “They played well today. It was a good night of golf in poor conditions.”
Winterset just barely edged Clarke in team scores, posting a score of 150 compared to Clarke’s score of 151.
The Panther girls return to action Saturday at the Winterset Tournament and travel to Clarinda on Monday while the boys host Clarinda on Monday.
Crestmoor Golf Club
Creston/O-M — Madison Hance 32, Sarah Waigand 34, Shelby Palser 38..
Clarke (151) — Kimberly Eddy 36, Jordyn Wright 33, Darian Short 42, Courtney Clark 39, Samantha Stickels 50, Nicole Clark 43.
Winterset (150) — Maddy Gambrall 39, Carly Stine 42, Maddie Smith 36, Kylee Burk 41, Jalyn Clark 39, Jordan Jackson 37.
Medalist — Madison Hance, Creston/O-M, 32. Runner-up — Jordyn Wright, Clarke, 33.
Creston/O-M (166) — Carson Whittington 39, Christian Groumoutis 39, Trey Thomsen 43, Sam Hartsock 45, Coleton Hoepker 46, Maxx Walters 46.
Clarke (213) — Mitch Lampe 48, Garrett Nelson 54, Reed Kale 56, Gable Reece 55, Caleb Grimm 70, Cody Kjellsen 61.
Winterset (177) — Rob Clifton 44, Tanner Speer 45, Erich Thalacker 48, Nick Benes 44, Cory Benes 54, Joe Mortoza 44.
Medalist — Carson Whittington, Creston/O-M, 39; Christian Groumoutis, Creston/O-M, 39.
Creston/O-M JV (178) — Kainen Somers 41, Hunter Sickels 42, Evan Nielsen 47, Jordan Thompson 48, Jacob Wolfe 58, Nick Noecker 54.
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