FORT DODGE - Confidence translates into success, something the Webster City boys' golf team is learning each time it steps onto the course.
The rise upward continued for the Lynx yesterday at Lakeside Golf Course, as they posted their best score of the season, a 328, to finish seventh at the North Central Conference meet.
A seventh-place finish in a 10-team field may not seem like anything to write home about, but considering it was less than a month ago when WCHS shot a 386 at the Spencer Invitational, it's easy to see why head coach Dave Brighton is so enthusiastic.
"I am so proud of the team (because) we are continuing to get better every meet," he said. "Our team is really gaining confidence now."
Perennial power Clear Lake grabbed the league title with a 309, while Humboldt was the runner-up with a 314. Iowa Falls-Alden was third with a 316.
Iowa Falls-Alden's Tim Taylor carded a 71 to claim the individual crown. He was just a shot clear of runner-up Chris Grether of Algona and third-place finisher Luke Monson of Clear Lake.
North Central Conference Meet
At Lakeside Golf Course
1. Clear Lake 309; 2. Humboldt 314; 3. Iowa Falls-Alden 316; 4. Algona Bishop Garrigan 319; 5. Eagle Grove 319; 6. Clarion-Goldfield 321; 7. Webster City 328; 8. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 331; 9. Algona 333; 10. Hampton-Dumont 345.
Individual Top 3
1. Tim Taylor (IF-A) 71; 2. Chris Grether (A) 72; 3. Luke Monson (CL) 72.
Webster City Scores
Logan Yates 77, John Ferrell 80, Doug Stoakes 84, Karter Lenning 85, Brandon Carlson 92, Brady Bergman 100.
Webster City freshman Logan Yates threw together the best round of his young career; his 77 placed him eighth in the field of 60 golfers.
"Logan is really playing with confidence and intelligence now," Brighton said. "I am looking forward to seeing what he can do."
Classmate John Ferrell turned in an 80, while Doug Stoakes' 84 and Karter Lenning's 85 completed the Lynx solid round.
WCHS will host the Lynx Invitational today at Briggs Woods Golf Course. Play will get underway at 3 p.m.