The Waukee boys’ golf team set out to continue a perfect start to the 2014 season. Waukee hosted SE Polk for a nine hole dual meet at Beaver Creek golf course on Tuesday, Aug. 26th. The Warriors protected the home course by firing a season low (-1) 143 on nine holes. The Warriors defeated the Rams from SE Polk by 24 strokes, who managed a 167 for nine holes.
Seniors Aaron DeNucci and Parker Howe tied for medalist honors with scores of (-1) 35. Junior Tripp Kinney added an even par score of 36. Junior Tom McLaughlin and Sophomore Andrew O’Brien each carded 37.
“The Warriors came to play today. The players were very focused and wanted to make sure that SE Polk would have to shoot extremely low to hang with the Warriors,” said Waukee coach John Kotz. “We’ve been practicing on the west course quite a bit this fall. The players have managed the course well in practice and really put it together today. Our top five players are playing well. We still need to find a consistent golfer to fill the six spot. Someone needs to step up and claim that spot. We will need six low scorers to finish the season the way we intend.”
The JV Warrior golfers also defeated SE Polk by shooting a 155 to the Rams’ 177. Colby Nicodemus, Matt Earney, and Cole Koester all carded scores of 38. Connor Littlefield and Evan Wasteney added a score of 41 to complete the JV scoring.
“We had three scores of 38 at the JV level today,” Kotz said. “That’s a very good day at the JV level. The wind was down and the temperature was perfect for golf today. Both are ideal for good scoring. I have been really impressed with Cole Koester’s improvement this year. Cole has worked hard over the summer and is putting himself in a solid position to contribute to our team. We had a couple of players score a little higher than they would have liked, but that’s golf. We’ll keep working hard each day to try to produce lower scores more consistently.”
The varsity Warrior golf team is off until after Labor Day. Waukee will travel to the Fort Dodge Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd to defend their title.
“We’ve done what we set out to do for August. Now, we need to get off to a good start in September and keep things rolling.”