E-Hawks Finish Eighth At Boys State Golf Tourney
LIVERMORE – After a disappointing first day effort, Emmetsburg’s E-Hawk boys golf team rallied to cut a dozen strokes off their team score to end up placing eighth at the 2011 Class 2A Boys State Golf Tournament. The tournament was played this past Friday and Saturday at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore.
Conditions were reminiscent of the days on the ancient course in Scotland with wind and rain for nearly the entire day on Friday. Saturday dawned overcast, but gradually lightened to where sunshine would break through later in the day to conclude the event.
Carroll Kuemper would take the 2A team championship with a 622 score and was followed by Waterloo Columbus with a 624. South Hamilton was third with a 672, while Des Moines Christian was fourth with a 675 stroke score. Albia finished fifth with a score of 678, while Nashua-Plainfield was sixth with a 679 stroke score.
Forest City would take seventh place with a 682 while Emmetsburg finished with a 690 stroke score for eighth place and Central Lee-Donnellson was ninth with a 705.
Emmetsburg’s efforts were led by freshman Michael Pugh, who shot a round of 81 on Friday and followed that up on Saturday with an 85 for a 166 stroke total, giving him a tie for 21st place overall.
Senior Ben McCain would tie for 32nd place in the individual standings with his total of 171, coming from rounds of 90 and 81. Fellow senior Arthur Heldt turned in rounds of 89 and 88 for a 177 stroke total, giving him 40th place.
Tyler Clasing, the third senior in the E-Hawk lineup, shot rounds of 91 and 92 for a 183, which translated in to a tie for 44th place.
Sophomore Jake Jackson would shoot rounds of 96 and 89 to tally a 185, which gave him 48th place and freshman Michael Myers would shoot a 102 and an 85 for a 187, which tied him for 52nd place.
“We played some excellent competition under some very challenging circumstances on Friday,” noted E-Hawk Head Coach Kort Freeman. “We had some scores that were uncharacteristic for us, but some of that could have come from nerves. We say good bye to three seniors but I?think our future looks very promising.”