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A tale of two meets for Indians Golf team

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

Despite the soggy spring so far, the Elsberry Golf team got in two matches this past week.

On Friday the squad traveled to compete in a dual meet against the Orchard Farm Eagles.  The match didn’t fare so well for the Indians as they lost by 15 strokes.

Top finisher for the Indians was Alex Kinsler.  Coach Scott Kroeger felt as though his team was inconsistent throughout the match that cost them several strokes.

On Monday the Indians hosted Winfield and Silex at Sun Valley Golf Course.

Results were much better for the Indians as they took first place with a score of 184 as a team.

Kroeger’s thought about the day was that the team showed some major improvement across the board,  despite the very windy day and dealing with some wet spots that made for an inconsistent surface.

Kinsler and Garik  Hill tied for first  with a 43.  Kinsler had to battle hard to earn his score.

“He made some very tough recovery shots and got a few lucky bounces as well. He birdied The Beast and had a couple of opportunities to birdie and par as well but came up short with the putter,” said Kroeger.

The coach is looking for Kinsler to be solidly in the mid-to-upper 30’s by the end of the season.

“Hill played well in some areas but is still battling his driver,” said Kroeger.

Tanner Marre played a fairly solid round with a 45 and came in tied for fourth.  Rounding out the five man squad was Tyler Collins and Michael Kelly.

The JV squad consisting of  Logan Pratt, Louie Lovelace, Nathan Miller and Lyman Heras also got some playing time on the course.

The four players found themselves competing against each other with the winner earning the fifth spot on the Varsity squad at the next meet.

The contest came down to  Pratt and Heras, with freshmen Heras earning the spot by one stroke.    He will be competing as part of the varsity team for the first time in his young career.

“I am very pleased with the commitment shown by most of these young men and it is starting to pay dividends for them,” said Kroeger.


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