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Laker men to golf at Region XI Tournament

By Staff | May 2, 2008

FORT DODGE — The Iowa Lakes Men’s Golf Team will travel to Fort Dodge this weekend to participate in the Region XI Men’s Regional Golf Tournament.

The tournament dates are Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5. Practice rounds will be played on Saturday, May 3. At stake in the regional tournament is a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Goodyear, Ariz., on May 20-23.

“We have been a top three team in our region all season, along with Kirkwood and DMACC,” said Iowa Lakes Head Coach Dan Soper. “We have talent and experience with our sophomores and I feel that the difference will be how our fourth and fifth scores are as we have to be very good from top to bottom.”

The Laker men participating in the Region XI tournament are sophomores Ross Froehlich, Algona; Andy Soper, Estherville; Tom Thompson, Kimball, S.D.; and freshmen Nick Christensen, Mission, Texas; and Max Koster, Breda.

“Our kids have a lot of confidence, as do I, in their ability to pull out a victory,” said coach Soper. “Golf is such a fickle game and anything can happen, but regardless, this will go down as one of the best teams to play for the Lakers.”

The team has already set a new match victory mark of 42 heading into the regional tournament. This breaks the old record set by the 2003-04 team of 33. This team also has three returning national qualifiers in Froehlich, Soper and Thompson.