ELMA — Baxter junior Austin Good was one of 17 golfers to turn in a score better than 100 at the Iowa Star Conference boys’ golf tournament on May 2.
Good shot a 99 and finished in a tie for 16th, and that led the Bolts to a sixth-place finish at Maple Heights Golf Course.
Baxter shot a 442 as a team and bested host Riceville by eight shots. Dunkerton finished eighth and Colo-NESCO/Collins-Maxwell did not have enough golfers for a team score.
Don Bosco was the team champion with a 347. The Dons were seven shots clear of runner-up GMG (354), and North Tama (367), Tripoli (390) and Clarksville (433) rounded out the top five.
Junior Derrick Klemme finished in a tie for 26th for Baxter. He shot a 107.
Sophomore Shane Beougher and junior Matt Grimes both carded 118s as the final counting scores. Freshman Andrew Klemme (124) and junior Seth Williams (130) each had non-counting scores.
Don Bosco’s Sloan Barron shot a 79 to win medalist honors.
GMG had the next two best golfers as Kolton Gill took runner-up medalist honors with an 83 and Aaron Fleming shot an 85.
Don Bosco’s four counting scores finished in the top 10.
The Baxter boys participate in a Class 1A sectional tournament at 10 a.m. on May 11 at Prairie Knolls Country Club in New Sharon. The girls play in the opening round of a Class 1A regional at 10 a.m. on May 14 at BCLUW.
Baxter girls down Rebels
CONRAD — Baxter sophomores Abbey Shepley and Sadie Meyer found themselves in a three-way battle with Ella Murphy of Gladbrook-Reinbeck during girls’ golf action at Oakwood Golf and Country Club on May 4.
Medalist honors came down to the final three holes, and while neither Baxter golfer came out on top, the Bolts got the team win.
Murphy won medalist honors with a 56, but Shepley and Meyer finished with a 57 and 58, respectively, and Baxter got another team win. Shepley was the runner-up medalist.
The Bolts shot a 257 on the day. Gladbrook-Reinbeck did not have enough golfers for a team score.
“It was a good group to watch,” Baxter golf coach Zach Hasselbrink said. “Lots of good shots, lots of big putts made. I a proud of those two girls in that group battling it out down the stretch.”
In boys’ action, GMG came out on top with a 176, while Gladbrook-Reinbeck shot a 190 and Baxter finished with a 246.
After Shepley and Meyer, the next two counting scores for the Bolts were junior Piper Larson and sophomore Gracie Beathards, who finished with a 67 and 74, respectively.
The only other golfers for G-R were Taylor Frischmeyer (68) and Gracey Nagle (85).
Beougher led the Baxter boys with a 49. Good carded a 56, Derrick Klemme shot a 70 and Grimes had the final counting score with a 71. Andrew Klemme had a non-counting 74.
“Shane had his best meet, and it’s attributed to him keeping his ball in play off the tee and hitting good spots,” Hasselbrink said. “He could have been even better, but he three-putted at least two holes.
GMG’s Aaron Fleming won medalist honors with a 40. Kamrin Chizek was the runner-up with a 43. Gladbrook-Reinbeck was led by Walker Thede and Bronson Wrage, who both shot 46s.
Bolts split with Colo-NESCO
COLO — The Baxter golf teams reunited with some of their former teammates at Twin Anchors Golf Club on April 30.
The Bolts split their team competition against Colo-NESCO, which also includes golfers from Collins-Maxwell.
The Baxter boys shot a 167 to win. Colo-NESCO had the top two golfers but did not have enough players for a team score.
Colo-NESCO defeated the Baxter girls 201-221.
Leading the Baxter girls was Meyer, who finished third overall with a season-best nine-score hole of 49.
Meyer tied for runner-up honors but lost out on a cardback to Abbie Ericson.
Bryanne Pritchard won medalist honors with a 41.
For Baxter, Shepley and Larson shot 54 and 55, respectively.
Sophomore McKayla McKnight had the final counting score of 63.
Beathards had a non-counting score of 67.
On the boys’ side, Simon McKinney won medalist honors with a 47 and John Glenn Pointer carded a 49.
No other golfers played for Colo-NESCO.
Sophomore Christian Brandt shot a 50 to lead the Bolts. Grimes carded a 58, Andrew Klemme carded a 59 and freshman Sean Finch had the final counting score with a 61. Derrick Klemme had a non-counting score of 67.