The last week of September has been a good one for the Ankeny boys’ golf team.
The third-ranked Hawks shot a 302 to win the Roughrider Invitational on Monday at Waveland Golf Course. No. 9 Ottumwa placed second in the six-team field with a 306.
Ankeny has captured three invitational titles this season–all in the last eight days. The Hawks won the Indianola tournament on Sept. 23 and the Southeast Polk tournament on Wednesday.
“It was another great Monday for the Hawks,” said Ankeny coach Mike Weddingfeld. “We had six solid scores on a very windy day. I’m proud of the team for continuing their solid play from last week.”
Ankeny’s Corbin Walker carded a 3-over-par 75 to earn runner-up honors for the third consecutive meet. He was also the runner-up in the Hawks’ dual-meet victory over Johnston on Tuesday at Otter Creek before shooting a 72 at the Southeast Polk tournament to finish two strokes behind Ottumwa’s Cale Leonard.
On Monday, Leonard carded a 69 to claim medalist honors by six shots. He had five birdies en route to a 4-under 32 on the front nine.
“On holes two through nine, that was the best I’ve ever seen Cale hit the ball,” Bulldogs coach Kyle Creamer told the Ottumwa Courier. “He did whatever he wanted with his shots, stuck everything to about five feet. He easily could have been 5 or 6 under at the turn.”
Ankeny’s Dylan Taylor and Ty Roghair matched Walker with scores of 75. They placed third and fourth, respectively, after a cardoff determined the order of finish.
Hunter Johnson fired a 77 to place seventh for the Hawks. Joey Newton was 10th with a 79, while Luke Parkinson shot an 83.
Ankeny is slated to compete in the CIML Central Conference meet on Wednesday at Veenker Golf Course in Ames, but Weddingfeld said it’s likely that the meet will be moved to Thursday due to a forecast of rain. A final decision is expected on Tuesday morning.