LIVERMORE - On the junior varsity roster in one meet to the varsity medalist in the next, Doug Stoakes stepped up huge for the Webster City boys' golf team in a North Central Conference quadrangular at Spring Valley Golf Course yesterday afternoon.
Fighting through the miserable playing conditions, Stoakes shot a 40 on the front 9 to lead the Lynx to the top of the standings with a 163. Iowa Falls-Alden was second with a 168, followed by Algona Bishop Garrigan (210) and Eagle Grove (223).
Stoakes won a card back over Iowa Falls-Alden's Brannen Arends (40) for the top spot. Arends settled for the runner-up honor.
Logan Yates, Avery Fuhs and Alec Fuhs all turned in rounds of 41 to give the Lynx the edge in the team race. Jake Daniels was just one stroke in back of his three teammates.
"The weather was still cold and windy, but we are getting used to it," WCHS head coach Dave Brighton said. "Although we won the meet, there is much room for improvement as our youngsters are still learning how to play away from home."
The Cadets' Tim and Quinn Taylor also shot 41s, but IF-A was forced to use a 49 from Luke Bahr.
At Spring Valley Golf Course
Webster City (163) - Doug Stoakes 40, Logan Yates 41, Alec Fuhs 41, Avery Fuhs 41, Jake Daniels 42, Sean Vogelbacher 49, Dylan Rose 49.
Iowa Falls-Alden (168) - Brannen Arends 40, Tim Taylor 41, Quinn Taylor 41, Luke Bahr 49, PJ Norem 51, Luke Meyer 52.
Bishop Garrigan (210) - John Burns 44, Michael Berke 44, Victor Berte 45, Jess Marlow 48, Taylor Illg 49, Andrew Lallier 51.
Eagle Grove (223) - Jake Grandgeorge 44, Brian Yackle 45, Jake Wilde 47, Brenton Pohlman 51, Jared Beecher 52, Nathan Kastler 52.
Medalist - Stoakes (WC) 40. Runner-up - Arends (IF-A) 40.
Garrigan's John Burns and Michael Berke, and Eagle Grove's Jake Grandgeorge all shot rounds of 44.