Thursday night IMS and Lone Tree squared off in Southeast Iowa Superconference boys and girls golf action at Kalona. On the boys side, Burlington Notre Dame was a late addition to the event and the Nikes took the team title with a score of 181 led by meet medalist Tyson Abbott. IMS edged Lone Tree by a single stroke for second place, 224 to 225. Iowa Mennonite was led by Tanner Leyden’s 47, Roman Slabach carded a 52, Ben Miller finished with 62 and Zach Hill fired a 63. Leading the Lions were Levi Saterfield and Sam Fuhrmeister who both ended with 51. Other scorers for Lone Tree included Ethan Bates at 61 and Thomas Tryon at 62.
On the girls side, the dual went to IMS by a team score of 229-234. IMS was led by Michaela Prihoda’s 55. Other scorers for IMS included Abbie DeWild at 56, Breana Stout at 58 and Jess Bender with 60. Following the meet IMS Head Coach Steve Nelson talked about the continued progress of both his boys and girls teams.
“It is tough conditions, and we have not practiced a whole lot all week. Played a pretty solid round, [with] Tanner shooting in the 40’s in this weather is pretty solid and freshmen Roman Slabach shooting 52, that’s a solid round for him. Three rounds in the 50’s and our fourth score is a 60 so I can’t complain with the cold weather,” Nelson said. “We’ve been fighting to get closer to shooting 55 or under for our girls, and we are getting better, and it feels good to get a win against a quality win like Lone Tree.”
The Lady Lions were led by meet medalist Liz Griffin with her 47. Griffin spoke after the meet about hole 2, a long par three that keyed her good round.
“I’ve never played this course before and it was really cold, but I was comfortable with who I was playing with, so when it is like that it really doesn’t matter how it is. I hit it on the green with my drive, and I have never done that before, so when I did it I felt really good about myself,” Griffin said.
Other scores for the Lady Lions included Morgyn Edwards at 60, Maddie Forbes with 61 and Lily Starr at 66. Both the IMS boys and girls will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on Monday while the Lone Tree boys and girls both travel to North Tama for an invitational Saturday.