Nelson continues to pick up steam for LHS golf
Gardner 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.