Laker golfers keep lowering scores
The Iowa Lakes Men’s and Women’s Golf team were in action Monday at the NIACC Spring Invite hosted at Highland Park Golf Course in Mason City.
After a day where the Laker Men posted their best score of the spring they topped it by 14 strokes shooting a 299 and finishing second for the tournament.
Iowa Central won the meet with a 286 with the help of a 66 by Clint Davis taking medalist honors. Nathan Spoo led the Lakers with a 72 tying for third place.
Ryan Stevens was close by with a 73 that tied him for fifth place. Josh Ellanson shot a 76 to tie for ninth and Adam Oster shot a 78.
Non-counting score was Zach Woldruff with an 82.
Iowa Lakes also had two individuals in the field Davis Jacobson finished tied for ninth with a 76, and Matt Kosbob shot an 80 for 22nd place.
Milburn medals at NIACC
On the women’s side, the Lakers also finished second with a 387 being edged by AIB by seven strokes.
Meet medalist Macy Milburn led the Lakers with an 87.
Meaghan Schmidt tied for fourth with a 91 while Karlee Schneekloth finished 11th with a 104 and Taylor Ask fired a 105 to tie for 12th place.
Non-counting score for the Laker women was Ashley Miller with a 106.
“We are starting to play at a high level of golf,” said Laker coach Andy Soper. “For the Women they have three more days til the Region tournament being held at Otter Creek in Ankeny and in those three days we need to keep working hard to fine tune the rest of our games. On the line is a trip to the National Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida.
“For the men we have about two weeks left before regionals,” Soper said. “We will play one more meet a few days before regionals so in the mean time, a lot of short game work will need to get done.”
Next action for the Laker women will be Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 when they head to the Region XI tournament.
The Laker men will play next on April 28 at the Northwestern Men’s Spring Invitational.