Wednesday was a forgettable day for the Ankeny Centennial boys’ golf team.
The 11th-ranked Jaguars shot their worst score of the season–a 333–in a triangular meet at River Valley Golf Course in Adel. No. 3 Johnston and No. 4 Waukee each shot a 308, but the Dragons won the meet on a tiebreaker.
“Today was rough to say the least,” said Centennial coach Rick Fee, whose team finished the season with a 3-5 dual record in the CIML Conference. “We are still playing without three of our regular players, and River Valley was a tough test for us.”
Drew Pelton of Waukee carded a 2-over-par 74 to earn medalist honors. Nate Freidhoff of Johnston was the runner-up with a 75.
Cal Johnson led the way for Centennial, placing sixth overall with a 77. He made eight consecutive pars on the back nine before settling for a bogey on the par-4, No. 18 hole.
“Cal played the best for us by far!” Fee said.
Gable Strother and Tate Logan each carded an 85 for the Jaguars. Kaden Schulz fired an 86, Danny Paulson had an 87, and Logan Sease finished with a 90.
Johnston, meanwhile, posted four scores in the 70s. The Dragons also got an 80 from Tyler Herrmann, allowing them to win the tiebreaker.
“The day showed us just how good those other two teams are,” Fee said. “We need to take more time to work on our short games as that hurt a lot of us around the quick and sloppy greens.”
The Jaguars will travel to Marshalltown on Friday to compete in the Joe August Invitational at Elmwood Country Club.