WEBSTER CITY - The sign of any good golf team is the ability to find success despite being off its game.
The Webster City boys' squad - ranked No. 7 in Class 3A by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association - wasn't completely solid from tee to green on a sunny afternoon yesterday on the 3,175-yard, par 36 front nine at Briggs Woods Golf Course, and yet it still came out victorious.
With sophomore No. 1 stick Logan Yates snaring the medalist honor, the Lynx (11-2) put together a team total of 167 to nip non-conference opponent Emmetsburg (173) by six shots. North Central Conference rival Algona (185) was at the back of the triangular.
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
From the fringe, Webster City’s Doug Stoakes chips towards the cup at the par-5 first hole at Briggs Woods Golf Course yesterday afternoon. He shot a 49 and the No. 7 (Class 3A) Lynx won the triangular.
"Although we didn't have our best game, we were still able to win the meet," WCHS head coach Dave Brighton said. "We may show our youth a little at times, but our best golf is ahead of us."
Yates was as steady as they come early on, as he made par at each of the first five holes. He slipped a little coming in with three bogeys in his final four holes, including at both the par-4 eighth and ninth.
Still, Yates' round was good enough to take the medalist honor by one shot over Emmetsburg's Mike Pugh (40).
At Briggs Woods Golf Course
Webster City (167) - Logan Yates 39, Avery Fuhs 41, Alec Fuhs 41, Sean Vogelbacher 46, Doug Stoakes 49, John Ferrell 50.
Emmetsburg (173) - Mike Pugh 40, Mike Myers 42, Nick Schany 43, Jake Jackson 48, Taylor Wegner 48, Luke Jackson 50.
Algona (185) - Jon Wichtendahl 44, Luke TerHark 46, Hunter Urban 47, Tyler Frideres 48, Matt Miller 51, Caleb Witham 58.
Medalist - Yates (WC) 39. Runner-up - Pugh (E) 40.
Freshmen Avery and Alec Fuhs turned in identical rounds of 41. Avery Fuhs' round included an eagle at the par-5 fourth, but he followed it up with a double-bogey at the par-4 fifth and he triple-bogeyed No. 8.
Fellow rookie and lefty Sean Vogelbacher carded a 46, while Doug Stoakes added a 49.
Jon Wichtendahl led Algona with a 44.