ALBION — The Cedar Catholic golf team finished third in Monday’s MidStates Conference Golf Tournament here.
The event was the team’s first action in quite some time as snow and cold weather have forced several recent cancellations.
Wayne fired a 329 to win the conference championship. Battle Creek edged Cedar by four strokes to earn runner-up honors.
Wayne also won the JV competition, while Cedar finished fourth in that event.
Tyler Leise and Kyle Klug both had solid efforts on Monday, Coach Mike Johnson said, as both finished in the Top Five.
“Tyler and Kyle both had very good days for us. It’s always nice to have two players medal at conference, and for them to get fourth and fifth is a great accomplishment for them,” Johnson said. “As a team I felt that we could have played a little better. We had several penalty strokes, and our short game also hurt us at times.
The JV kids competed really well. Jared and Steve are both very inexperienced golfers when it comes to playing on courses away from Hartington, so the experience they received will be beneficial for them in the future. We have a very busy week ahead of us and hopefully we can show improvement as the week goes. We will be working very hard on our short game during practice in the next couple of weeks.
Varsity Team Scores
Wayne, 329; Battle Creek, 344; Cedar, 348; Pierce, 354; West Point CC, 357; Boone Central, 382 Madison, 390; Norfolk Catholic, 399.
JV Team Scores
Wayne, 375; Pierce, 394; Battle Creek, 404 Cedar, 415; Boone Central, 421; West Point CC, 438; Norfolk Catholic, 460; Madison, 544.
Individual results for Cedar
4. Tyler Leise, 41-40 81; 5. Kyle Klug, 40-42, 82; Seth Howell, 45-47 92; Derek Klug, 46-47 93.
Cedar Junior Varsity individual results
2. Jason Wintz, 47-45 92; Jared Burbach, 53-56 109; Steve Herbolsheimer, 59-61 120.
Top 10 Individuals
1. Brad Lanman, BC, 77; 2. Collin Preston, Wayne, 77; 3. Mitchell Smith, BC, 80; 4. Tyler Liese, Cedar, 81; 5. Kyle King, Cedar, 82; 6. Zach Fehringer, Pierce., 83; 7. Kaje Maly, Wayne, 83; 8. Ezra Brodersen, Wayne, 84; 9. Ben Eilerts, WPCC, 85; 10. Sean Gansebom, Wayne, 85.