The Iowa Lakes Women's and Men's Teams were in action for the season opener at the Iowa Central Invite held at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny, IA.
The Laker women that competed in the two day event were Tressa DeBoer and Cassie Galm. DeBoer shot a first day total of 100. She followed up with a 96 on the second round. Galm shot a 99 on day 1 and fired a 105 on day two.
On the Men's Side the Lakers didn't start as well as they hoped struggling on day one shooting a 334 on day one. They were lead by Austin Sweeney with an 80, Harley Snelson shot an 81, Joe Dakken shot an 86 while Jordan Sogard shot an 87. Non counting score was Nathan Kyle with a 91. Blake Orton shot an 84 playing as an individual. On day two the Lakers played a lot better shooting 27 strokes better in shooting a 307. Jordan Sogard led the way shooting a 1 under 70. Austin Sweeney shot a 76, while Blake Orton fired a 79. Joe Dakken shot an 82 to round up the scoring. Non counting score was Nathan Kyle's 87. Harley Snelson had to withdraw from the tournament due to illness.
"With only a few days being able to be outside the first day was an adjustment round. On the second day we played more to our potential and proud of the way the players fought out there. It was a great preview for the women to be able to see the course where regionals will be early in the year and know where they will need to strengthen their game. The men will have that experience next weekend when we play next. With the forecast for this week should be a great week of preparation and practice. Being able to really work on the games will be something the players are looking for." Said Coach Soper.
Next Action for the Lakers will be Friday April 11th and 12th when they travel to Lake Panorama to play in the AIB Spring Invite.