Boone golfers prep for season’s stretch run

The Boone Central golf team had a chance to scout for the future while competing in the Wayne Invitational Thursday, May 5.
The Cardinals placed eighth in the 16-team field with a score of 356 and got a feel for the course that will serve as host for the B-2 District May 17.
“This was a big meet for us, as there were seven other teams that will be in our district in the invite and Wayne Country Club will be hosting the district we will be playing in,” stated Card Coach Eric Albers. “We really got a good gauge of seeing where we are compared to the other teams.
“It was good to see James (Erickson) play well and shooting his career best 18-hole round. Thane (Hardwick) also played really good golf. We have had some really good individual rounds, and we still haven’t had our best round collectively.
“I’m hoping we can get that when it comes to the district play. We’re sitting in that 3-6 range as a team for a possible state bid. The season is winding down and I just want to see the guys playing their best golf.”
Hardwick led the Cards at Wayne with his 18-hole 85, which put him in the tournament’s 20-25 range individually. Erickson fired an 88, while Carsten Bird (90), Calvin Webster (93) and Jacob Devine (96) rounded out Boone scoring.
Scotus (325) emerged as the tournament team champ, four strokes ahead of host Wayne (329). Tekamah-Herman (335), Lakeview (341) and West Point-Beemer (347) completed the top five.

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