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Lakers golf teams get in a round at NIACC

April 23, 2013
Estherville Daily News

MASON CITY - The Iowa Lakes men's and women's golf teams were in action Monday at the NIACC Spring Invitational held at the Mason City Country Club.

The Laker men finished third with a team score of 304. They were led by Ben Nath who finished one under par 71 and finished in second place. Brandon Klein and Austin Sweeney fired rounds of 76. Joe Dakken shot an 81 to round out the team scoring.

Non-counting score was Jeremy Wollenburg with an 83.

Iowa Lakes junior varsity team was in action and shot a round of 330. Blake Orton led the way there with an 81. Shawn Harmon shot an 82, while Nathan Kyle shot an 83. Ty Asa fired an 84 while non-counting score was an 86 by Michael Pace. One individual played for the Lakers with Josh Coleman shooting a 95.

The Laker women were also in action. Taylor Heinrichs led the way with an 88, Tressa DeBoer shot a 95, and Sam Mueller shot a 101.

"It was great being able to get a tournament round in," said Iowa Lakes coach Andy Soper. "It's been hard to get in a groove I feel like for the players being the weather the way it's been this spring.

"Today was a prime example, we played our round and when we got home there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground," he said. "Ben has done a great job this spring his two rounds have been 73 with a win and 71 with a second place. Taylor has also been playing well this spring. She has been working really hard and it's showing with her scores.

"We will keep working hard with next action for the women being the Region XI tournament," said Soper.

Next action for the Laker women is April 25-27 when they go to the Women's Region XI Tournament playing for a chance to go to Nationals. For the Laker Men, they will play Sunday at Brooks with a make-up meet.



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