Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Nelson continues to pick up steam for LHS golf

April 5, 2005

— Lansing High senior Chris Nelson started feeling better about his golf game on Saturday when he placed fifth at the Sunflower Hills Invitational, marking the first time in his four-year career he'd medaled at that tournament.

Nelson followed up on his strong showing with another solid outing Monday at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational. He fired an 18-hole score of 80 - his best round in three tournaments this season - and placed ninth overall. Pittsburg's Tyler Casey was the individual champion with a 73.

Nelson was steady throughout the day as he shot a 40 on the front nine and a 40 on the back nine. Sophomore Stefan Froelich followed up his 11th place finish Saturday with his best score of the year - an 88 - and placed 30th out of 88 golfers Monday. Freshman Maria Jackson, the only girl in the tournament's field, was 36th with an 89. Andrew Cameron shot a 90, Max Kozak had a 95 and Jeff Hoins added a 99 for the Lions.

Lansing's seventh-place finish with a score of 347 was behind champion Gardner (310), Paola (328), Mill Valley (329), De Soto (337), Ottawa (340) and Pittsburg (344).

The LHS junior varsity squad competes at 3 p.m. today against Jefferson West in Ozawkie. The varsity next plays at 3 p.m. Monday in the Lansing Invitational at Leavenworth Country Club.

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