CARROLL - The Webster City boys' golf team continued to show signs of improvement on Saturday during the Carroll Kuemper Invitational, as the Lynx took on the talented field and beat three teams en route to an 11th-place finish.
Webster City shot an 18-hole total of 352 at the par-71 Carroll Country Club. Host Carroll Kuemper took top honors with a 307; Harlan was second with a 316.
"I'm very happy for the kids because we're really starting to come together and play with more confidence," WCHS head coach Dave Brighton said. "They're seeing that the work is paying off."
Freshman Logan Yates shrugged off a couple of 3-putts to shoot an 80 to lead the team and finish in the top half of the field. He carded a 41 on the par-37 front 9 and followed it up with a 39 on the par-34 back.
"Logan played very well," Brighton said. "He's playing with his head up now and he knows he's on the verge of playing some really good golf."
Doug Stoakes and John Ferrell also broke 90 for the Lynx; Stoakes fired an 88, while Ferrell turned in an 89.
Carroll Kuemper Invitationals
Carroll Country Club
1. Carroll Kuemper 307; 2. Harlan 316; 3. Carroll 316; 4. Spencer 318; 5. Atlantic 320; 6. Storm Lake 320; 7. Prairie Valley 322; 8. Humboldt 327; 9. Denison-Schleswig 340; 10. Ballard 349; 11. Webster City 352; 12. Council Bluffs Lewis Central 352; 13. Shenandoah 356; 14. Red Oak 394.
Medalist - John Bral (SL) 68.
Webster City Scores
Karter Lenning 46-49-95, Doug Stoakes 44-44-88, Logan Yates 41-39-80, John Ferrell 46-43-89, Brandon Carlson 50-50-100, Brady Bergman 53-54-107.
Karter Lenning added a 95 to the Lynx scoring total.
John Bral of Storm Lake was the tournament medalist with an impressive round of 3-under par 68.
WCHS will take part in the North Central Conference meet at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge today. On Tuesday the team will host the Lynx Invitational at Briggs Woods Golf Course, beginning at 3 p.m., and it will serve as a tune-up for the Class 3A sectional tournament that will be held at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames on Friday.