Freshman Brent Tarr (Clear Lake, IA) led NIACC with a 74, which tied him for fourth-place. He was two shots off of the individual winning score set by Johnny Schwaller of the American Institute of Business (AIB).
“Brent did a great job of getting out of some trouble and he always does a great job of scrambling,” NIACC golf coach Chris Frenz said. “He had good control of the driver all day and made a lot of putts. The only thing that hurt him was his short game.”
NIACC’s team score of 320 was 21 shots behind meet winner Wartburg (299). DMACC (302), AIB (312) and the Coe Crimson team (319) also placed ahead of NIACC.
Dalton Olson (Fr., Mason City) had the second best day for the Trojans with a 79, which put him in 16th place in the 78 person field.
“Dalton kind of cobbled together a good opening 6 holes, then struggled a bit in the middle, before putting it together again at the end to finish strong,” Frenz said. “I think overall, he was ok with his performance.”
Brandon Wood’s (So., Rudd, IA) 83, Jacob Urdahl’s (Fr., Mason City, IA) 84, and Adam Brinkman’s (So., Clear Lake, IA) 86 rounded out the scoring for NIACC.
“I like the way our team battled and we know the number three, number four ,and number five guys are all capable of shooting much better rounds,” Frenz said. “To come in here and get a fifth place finished against this quality competition I think is a pretty good accomplishment.”
The Trojans will be at the DMACC Invitational on April 5 in Boone.
1) Wartburg 299
2) DMACC 302
3) AIB 312
4) Coe Crimson 319
5) NIACC 320
T6) Buena Vista 329
T6) Buena Vista JV 329
T8) Grinnell 330
T8) William Penn 330
10) Central 331
11) Ellsworth 333
12) Simpson Red 334
13) Simpson Black 336
14) Coe Gold 378
Individuals: Brent Tarr (Clear Lake) 35-39=74; Dalton Olson (Mason City) 42-37=79; Brandon Wood (Rockford) 39-44=83; Jacob Urdahl (Mason City) 42-42=84; Adam Brinkman (Clear Lake) 43-43=86
Medalist: Johnny Schwaller (AIB) 35-37=72