BOONE?-The Iowa Lakes men's and women's golf teams were in action for the first meet of the 2012-2013 school year in Boone at Cedar Pointe Golf Course on Wednesday.
On the men's side, the Lakers first team shot a 299 placing second behind tournament host DMACC with a 296. Leading the way was freshman Brandon Klein (Luverne, Minn.) with a score of 69 as he earned medalist honors in his first collegiate event. Returning sophomore Ben Nath (Luverne, Minn.) fired a 72 placing in a tie for sixth. Jeremy Wollenburg (Okoboji) fired a 75 placing him in 10th place. Last counting score was from Ty Asa (Jackson, Minn.) shooting an 83 placing in 38th place. Non-counting score was Nathan Kyle shooting a 90 for 53rd place.
Iowa Lakes second team shot a 315 and placed seventh. Austin Sweeney (Sutherland) shot a round of 1 under par 71 to finish in a tie for fourth. Zach Carlson (Spencer) tied for eighth with a score of 74. Joe Dakken fired an 83 placing in a tie for 38th. Last counting score was from Shawn Harmon (Kimball, S.D.) and Michael Pace (Hanska, Minn.) who both shot an 87 for a tie in 45th place.
The Iowa Lakes women were also in action at the DMACC Fall Invite. The Laker women finished in fifth place with a 386. Sam Mueller (Lakefield, Minn.) led the Lakers with an 89 to finish in 15th place. Taylor Heinrichs (Estherville) shot a 94 for 15th place. Tressa DeBoer (Hartley) shot a 95 placing in a tie for 16th place. Cassie Galm (Spencer) shot a round of 108 to round out the scoring to place 25th. NIACC won the women's side with a score of 330.
"I am happy with how our first meet went. We have 15 new faces to the Laker program combined," said Iowa Lakes coach Andy Soper. "Ben and Sam are returners who qualified for the National Tournament and Ben is a returning All-American. I'm going to lean on those two to be big leaders for the teams. Brandon had a great day shooting 69 in windy conditions. HI am happy with how the meet went and even happier for how the freshman handled their first collegiate meet."
Next action for the Lakers will be Sept. 16-18 when the men head to Ottumwa to play in the Indian Hills Fall Invite. Indian Hills is the two-time defending Division I National Champion. They are coached by former Laker Mike Hagen.