MHS golfers move to 2-0 after win at Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Marshalltown junior Michael Schrempf’s consistent round of golf Monday helped the Bobcat boys improve to 2-0 on the season.

Schrempf’s nine-hole round included two birdies, two bogeys and four pars as his 36 earned him medalist honors. Sophomore Sam Weatherman added a 40 to tie for runner-up medalist honors, while sophomore Brant McKibben carded a 42 as Marshalltown beat the Dodgers, 163-185, at the Fort Dodge Country Club.

“Michael was in total control of his game today,” MHS coach Lucas Johnson said. “After bogeying his first hole, he stuck his tee shot to a couple feet on the par 3 second and made an easy birdie. I think that shot jumpstarted his round and put him in a good state of mind the rest of the day.”

Schrempf’s other birdie came on the par-4 sixth. He also bogeyed the par-4 fifth. The fourth counting score for the Bobcats came from senior Connor Johnson, who fired a 45. Junior Brandin Chaloupek shot a 47 and Cody Mead carded a 52 to round out the varsity scores.

“As a team, we’re going to find a bit more consistency as we go forward,” Johnson said. “I’m happy to be 2-0 in the CIC Northern Division, and it means that we’ll likely play for a division title against Mason City in our third and final divisional dual.”

Fort Dodge’s Thomas Hartley also shot a 40 to tie Weatherman for runner-up honors. The Dodgers’ next best score though was 47, shot by Austin Sorenson and Thomas Lang.

The Bobcat junior varsity squad also beat Fort Dodge as the Dodgers did not have a complete roster. Beau Ragland led the way for MHS with a 45, while Hunter Reidl and Michael Snyder each carded 49s. The final score came from Nate Harris, who shot a 50.