WEBSTER CITY - Logan Yates and company gave the defending Class 3A state runner-up everything it wanted and then some on the front 9 at Briggs Woods Golf Course yesterday afternoon.
Clear Lake was able to sneak by Webster City by the skin of its teeth in the North Central Conference boys' triangular. The Lions posted a 164 to the Lynx 166; Clarion-Goldfield finished third with a 175.
"Our mental game is improving," WCHS head coach Dave Brighton said. "(We had) a real shot at winning the meet."
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
Logan Yates rips a drive off the par-5 fourth tee at Briggs Woods Golf Course yesterday. He led Webster City with a round of 39.
Clear Lake, which returns four players off last year's elite squad, received a 39 from Dane Waldron - a top-20 finisher at the 2012 state meet. He shared the low score of the meet with Yates and Clarion-Goldfield's Chris Staudt.
Staudt was the medalist and Yates claimed the runner-up spot on a card back. Yates' round included six pars and three bogeys.
Twin brothers Avery and Alec Fuhs both shot 41 for the Lynx, and Doug Stoakes added a 45.
At Briggs Woods Golf Course
Clear Lake (164) - Dane Waldron 39, Tommy Schick 41, Shawn Snelling 41, Treslyn Allison 43, Jon Carew 43, Justin Schneider 48.
Webster City (166) - Logan Yates 39, Avery Fuhs 41, Alec Fuhs 41, Doug Stoakes 45, Sean Vogelbacher 46, Jake Daniels 58.
Clarion-Goldfield (175) - Chris Staudt 39, Ryan Waters 44, Kenton Waters 44, Trenton Sann 48, Logan Riechter 53, Colton Tate 58.
Medalist - Staudt (C-G) 39. Runner-up - Yates (WC) 39.
Webster City JV (194) - John Ferrell 43, Collin Oswald 48, Dylan Rose 49, Ben Bahrenfuss 54, Jess Miller 56, Garrett Claude 72.