Lakers slip to third after weather shortened Day 2
ANKENY – The Iowa Lakes men’s golf team came across more wet weather at day two of the Iowa Central Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny on Sunday.
After getting their last tournament shortened to one round, this weekend’s tournament was shortened to one and a half with only nine holes being played for the second round.
Jacob Baker continued his excellent ball striking hitting all nine greens in regulation en route to a one under par 35 securing him the individual medalist honors with a five under par 102. For the 27-hole tournament, Baker hit an incredible 25 greens in regulation. The rest of the Lakers had a tough time keeping the momentum that they had built up with a six over par 290 from day one posting a team score of 157 for day two and a two day total of 447, falling eight shots short of Iowa Central’s 439.
Jordan Henry posted a 39 for a two-day 113. Connor Anderson posted a day two 40 and a two day total of 116. Matt Bennett carded a day two 43 to post a two day score of 116. Jack Brashear posted a 43 and a total of 127. Collin Kemper posted a 38 to card a two-day total of 118 as an individual.
“It was a tough day to try and get mentally focused and prepared to play competitive golf,” said Iowa Lakes coach Jarvis Weber. “It wasn’t certainty that we would even be able to get the round in today and our guys just were not able to get back into the right mind set to match their focus from day one. Golf is very much a mental sport and if you don’t get completely focused and prepared for the round, it is going to be a very long day.”
The Iowa Lakes golf team continues their season on April 10-11 in Indianola at the Simpson Spring Invite.