Trojan Golfers Fight the Wind to Beat Panthers

Boys put Panthers in their place


Dillon Sonntag

On Thursday, April 7, the Boys’ golf beat the Creston Panthers in a nine hole match. The Trojans took home the crown with a score of 151 to the Panthers’ 162. It was a tough day for all golfers, as the wind was up to 25 mph and it was cold most of the day. Coach Den Beste said, “If you scored well today, you can play in most weather.”

Even though it was not a good day to play golf, the Trojans were not fazed. Senior Jake Olsen checked into the clubhouse with a score anyone would have liked to take with the conditions. He shot a 35 (+3). Olsen had some experience with this course and showed it as he was a medalist at the meet.

Senior Kyle Nelson was a runner-up and played well according to Den Beste. He struggled with the first hole and the last but played solid in between to bring in a 37 (+5). Ben Renaud didn’t have the best round, but ground out the nine holes and came away with a 39 (+7). Matt Gearheart was close behind with 40 (+8).

Dawson Walter was competing in his first varsity meet this year at the 6 spot in the lineup. Walter  had a solid score but really struggled on a few holes that costed him. Nate Gifford also struggled all day and had to withdraw from the match.

The Trojans next face Glenwood on Tuesday, April 12.