31 Iowa Conference titles
OSKALOOSA — A torrid final nine holes kept the Central College men’s golf team in contention after a 27-hole day in the William Penn Invitational Friday.
Embarking on a three-course tour of Oskaloosa, Central’s first unit, the Red team, carded a 297 at the par-70 Edmundson Golf Course, then got a 2-under-par 33 from David Watson (junior, San Diego, Calif., Patrick Henry HS) to help the Dutch post a 1-over-par 141 at the par-35 Harvest Point Golf Course for 446 for the day.
Grand View leads at 435 followed by AIB at 442. Central’s second and third teams, the White and Black squads, share fourth place with William Penn at 305.
Watson shot 73-33—106 while Adam Squires (junior, Waterloo, Columbus HS) shot 70-38—108, Clayton Curwin (junior, Faribault, Minn., Shattuck St. Mary’s HS) had 75-35—110, Desmond Stoll (junior, Lockport, N.Y.) shot 79-35—114 and Jon Prescott (junior, Mendota, Ill.) shot 79-38—117.
Coach Chad Green is still waiting for his squad to start firing on all cylinders.
“Same story, different tournament,” he said. “We had three good scores but we had to keep a 79.”
But Green saw some encouraging signs in the nine holes at Harvest Point.
“The wind was blowing 20 miles per hour all day,” he said. “I was proud of them for being able to shoot 1-over-par in those conditions. That was good to see.”
The tourney concludes Saturday with 18 holes at the par-72 Oskaloosa Golf Course.