MARSHALLTOWN — It’s getting down to the final few regular-season golf tournaments for Newton Senior High’s Cardinals. They played the Marshalltown Invitational last Friday.
Today, the Cardinals are in Ankeny playing the West Des Moines Valley Invitational at Briarwood Golf Course. Tuesday, they travel to Pleasant Hill for the Southeast Polk Invitational at Copper Creek Golf Course.
The Class 4A district tournaments are Oct. 8. Newton will play in the district tournament hosted by Southeast Polk at Copper Creek. The state tournament is Oct. 11-12 at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Marion.
Last Friday at Elmwood Country Club’s golf course, the Cardinals shot a 332 for seventh place out of 10 teams. Ankeny Centennial won the tournament with a 300, followed by Des Moines Roosevelt one stroke ahead of Ottumwa, 307 to 308.
Mason City finished with a 327, Ames had a 328, and Marshalltown shot a 331. Urbandale was eighth with a 334, followed by Fort Dodge at 366 and Des Moines North at 447.
Newton junior Devin Shores carded a 73 for the 18-hole event. That score tied him for third overall. Senior Bobby Dowling shot an 82 and freshman Austin Reynolds came in at 86. Sophomore Derek Damman ended up with a 91.
Cory Hartgers, a senior, had a 96, and sophomore Payton Thomas finished with a 101.
“I was really impressed with Devin today. This was the type of playing I knew Devin was capable of,” said Pat Riley, Newton golf head coach. “He had one eagle and the rest of the day was a lot of pars with a few bogies sprinkled in.
“I really thought we would play a little better but it was really windy and pretty cold, so all in all, they did pretty well. Ankeny Centennial won with a 300. They usually shoot 10-20 strokes better, so the conditions were challenging.”