Trojan boys golf humbled

The Trojan boys golf team faced one of the toughest fields in the state Tuesday night in Oskaloosa where eight of the 13 competing schools were ranked and 18 of the top 30 high school golfers in Iowa were participating with their team.

Lucas Sherf from Grinnell shot a 68 to take Medalist honors, while Norwalk posted a 315 team total to beat second-place Pella by five strokes.

Top finisher from the Southeast Conference was Washington who finished third with a 323, and Mt. Pleasant also attended and placed seventh, 40 swings off the pace.

Fairfield was 12th in the field, shooting a combined 399, still 52 strokes ahead of last-place Pella Christian.

?Like I told our guys,? said Head Coach Mick Flattery. ?Golf can be a very humbling sport and they have now seen the peaks and valleys in the last week by shooting our season best score at Keokuk and then our high at Osky.?

Individual scores were: Jackson Weaton, 96 including six pars; Brad Smithburg, 99 including a birdie and two pars; Aaron Haines, three pars; Jeremy Crile, one par; Josh Brewington, one par; Drake Rippey. 124.

The Trojans are now 9-21 on the year and will head to Moravia?s Invitational next Thursday.

?Thursday, at The Preserve at Lake Rathbun is a new day,? said coach Flattery. ?20 teams will be extremely tough competition for us on a links course.?