Card Golfers Battle Tough Fields, Weather

1st-bc-golf-078.jpgIt was a challenging week for the Boone Central golf team, facing difficult opposition in the large Scotus Invitational and the annual Mid-State Conference tournament.
The Cardinals began their week Thursday, April 22, in the 17-team Scotus meet at Quail Run in Columbus, placing 12th with a team score of 376. Hastings St. Cecelia won the competition with a 320 total, followed closely by Fremont Bergan (323).
Kade Leetch led Boone Central golfers with a 45-44/89 over the challenging 18-hole Quail layout. The Cardinals’ other counting scores were Logan Frey (47-47-/94), Alex Schafer (51-45/96) and Tanner Warner (47-50/97). Kevin Liss finished at 49-50/99.
Saturday, Boone Central joined seven other teams in Hartington for the Mid-State Conference meet, where golfers were greeted by windy, wet conditions and temperatures in the low 40s.
Host Cedar Catholic took the team title, shooting a nine-hole score of 159, 15 strokes in front of Norfolk Catholic. The tournament was called after nine holes due to the weather conditions.
Boone Central finished seventh with a varsity score of 202. Leetch again led the Cards with a 48, followed by Curtis Thompson (50), Liss (51) and Frey (53).
The Boone Central JV squad had a successful day, placing fourth in that portion of the meet with a team total of 219. Cedar Catholic also won the JV competition with a 191 score.
Mark Tisthammer topped Cardinal JV golfers with a nine-hole 50. Other Boone Central JV scoring was Hunter Henry (55), Jacob Olson (56) and Sean Soll (58).
The Boone Central varsity will compete in the Lakeview Invite Thursday at the Elks Country Club in Columbus (9 a.m.). The Card JV will participate in the St. Francis Invite at Humphrey that day (10 a.m.).