LHS golf eighth at Iola
Nelson places ninth out of 92 golfers
Iola The Lansing High golf team made a strong showing in its first of two consecutive days of competition Monday when the Lions placed eighth out of 16 teams at the Iola Invitational at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
The Lions dealt with plenty of adversity on the 6,363-yard, par-72 course as they battled windy, chilly and sometimes rainy conditions. They even avoided placing shots in the water, for the most part, which is tough to do at Cedarbrook considering water traps come into play on nine of the 18 holes.
Despite the obstacles, LHS fared well. Senior Chris Nelson was a mainstay on the leaderboard all day as he shot a 39 on the front nine and 42 on the back side for a ninth-place finish of 81. Joe Ida of Fort Scott was first with a 71.
Other Lansing competitors were Andrew Cameron (87), Ryan Willcott (94), Max Kozak (94), Javen Kelly (100) and Zach Robinson (111).
The Lions finished with a team score of 356, close behind seventh-place Independence (354), sixth-place Burlington (353) and fifth-place Marmaton Valley (353). Fort Scott won the team title with a 313.
The Lions next play at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Atchison.