Tiger golfers struggle at home meet
FT. MADISON — The third golf competition in four days was tough on the Iowa Wesleyan men’s team, which placed eighth of nine teams from seven schools at its home meet at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course in Ft. Madison on Monday.
The Tiger Classic came on the heels of the weekend’s Ashford Spring Invitational, where the Tigers finished sixth of 11 teams.
They scored 326 to beat only Eureka College in Ft. Madison yesterday. Eureka scored 388 as a team.
Illinois Central Community College won the meet with a score of 300, and Central College (white uniform team) was second with a score of 302.
William Penn University scored 303 for third place, just ahead of Waldorf College with a score of 304. Behind Waldolf was Central College (black uniform team) with a score of 308 and two Monmouth College teams — white uniforms (313) and red uniforms (316).
IWC was led by Blake Mitchell, who took 15th as an individual with a score of 77, just ahead of Zac Cronkhite with a score of 79. Cronkhite finished in 26th.
Trent Hoekstra took 34th with a score of 83, and Michael Neff carded an 87 for 39th place. Tanner Travis finished in 45th with a score of 93.
The medalist and runner up medalist were from Waldorf. Thomas O’Rourke and Juan Roa scored 72 and 73, respectively.
The Tigers now have a week off before they golf again Monday, April 14, at the McNaughton Memorial in Jacksonville, Ill.