Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

Golfers take ninth at Gardner-Edgerton

April 5, 2007

Two days after turning in a solid team outing while winning the Sunflower Hills Invitational, the Lansing High golf team struggled Monday at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational.

Senior Stefan Froelich turned in another quality round with a team-best 84, but he didn't have nearly enough help for LHS to compete for another championship.

Lansing placed ninth out of 14 teams with a 350. Paola won the tournament with a 313, Louisburg was second with a 316 and Mill Valley placed third with a 339.

"Stefan Froelich is doing pretty good : he shoots an 87 on Saturday and an 84 today," LHS coach Bill Pekarek said. "He can shoot a few shots better than that, but that's not bad. We're just not getting much help from other people right now."

Junior Maria Jackson shot an 87, senior Ryan Willcott had an 89, junior Zach Robinson shot 90, sophomore Kyle Willcott had a 91 and sophomore Josh Greene rounded out the squad with a 92.

Danny DeMiyt of Gardner won the tournament with a 71.

"I had ideas that we'd have everybody under 90 and we might have one or two players in the upper 70s, and that just didn't happen," Pekarek said. "It doesn't look like we hit a lot of greens today."

Pekarek said the turning point for the Lions will come when they are able to replicate quality practice scores during tournaments.

"If you shoot 39, 40 and 41 in practice, you can turn around and shoot 39, 40 and 41 in a tournament per nine holes. That's nothing they're not capable of doing," Pekarek said. "We're going to get there. I think by the end of the year we could be league champions if our people step up and play."

Lansing next plays at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lansing Invitational at Leavenworth Country Club.

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