WYOMING - Home course advantage is a huge thing when it comes to post-season high school golf tournaments, and the Midland boys took full advantage of it Friday, May 10.
Playing on their beautiful Little Bear Country Club course in Wyoming, the Eagles not only earned their second-straight berth to districts, but cruised to the class 1A sectional tournament championship firing a round of 357 on a near picture-perfect day to golf.
“Being the home team, I liked our chances of advancing coming into the tournament,” said Midland boys golf coach Kirk Pask. “The guys are usually pretty comfortable golfing here at Little Bear and their scores sure showed that, too.”
Midland not only topped the team scoring at the 18-hole event, but also were among the leaders individually, as Damon Huston tied for the top spot with Lisbon’s Traysen Schaefer as each golfer finished with rounds of 83.
The two entered into a playoff for sectional championship honors with Schaefer winning on the fourth sudden death hole.
The Eagles got consistent rounds from up and down their roster as five of their six scores placed in the tournament top-10.
Carter Mohr fired a 90 (45-45) to place sixth overall and second on the team while Peyton Rupp (45-47), Sawyer Hansen (47-45) and Sebastian Kreel (46-46) all tied for the final counting scores with rounds of 92 that tied for eighth overall.
Easton Valley (366) and Lisbon (381) advanced to the class 1A district tournament with the Eagles placing second and third in the sectional team standings while Springville (402), Bellevue-Marquette (412), Clinton Prince of Peace (422) and Calamus-Wheatland (441) rounded out the team scoring.