SW senior Cole Klimesh carded 93 in 18 holes Monday, finishing 10th at the UIC boys’ golf meet. (Photo by Becky Walz)
SW senior Cole Klimesh carded 93 in 18 holes Monday, finishing 10th at the UIC boys’ golf meet. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The postseason got under way Monday as the South Winn and Turkey Valley boys’ golf teams competed in the Upper Iowa Conference meet at Pleasant Valley Sports Club in Clermont.

North Fayette Valley was crowned the team champion for the second year in a row after firing a 340. Runner-up went to Central with 354 with South Winn finishing third with 363. The Trojans tallied a 438 to end the day fifth.

“We finished about where I thought we would,” said TV Coach John Reicks. 

Four Warriors and one Trojan earned all-UIC honors. The top 15 place winners earn all-conference recognition.

SW quartet

For the second year in a row, Braden Lensing was the meet runner-up, earning his second all-UIC honor with rounds of 40 and 41. Finishing 10th for his second conference honor was Cole Klimesh who fashioned himself rounds of 45 and 48, totaling 93. One stroke back was fellow Warrior Dallas Hageman (51-43) in 11th place. Sophomore Brandon Frana grabbed his first all-UIC nod with a 95 (47-48).

Jacob Michels (53-50=103) and Brady Hageman (52-58=110) were also on the course.

Schmitt leads TV

Simon Schmitt earned all-conference honors with a 13th place finish. The senior started strong with a 46 on the first nine and finished with a 49 for a 95-stroke total. 

“I was happy for Simon. I know he was a little disappointed with his overall score, but to finish in the top 15 in a tough conference has to be satisfying for him especially after missing last year’s meet with an injury,” noted Coach Reicks.

Freshman Garrett Kurtenbach (49-49) was honorable mention with a 98. Seniors Gabe Hoffert (51-55=106) and Jason Herold (63-66=129) also counted for the Trojans. Lucas Scheidel (149) and James Schmitt (155) also toured the course.

“We got a little tired as the afternoon progressed. The kids had a busy week, but did a good job battling fatigue and the cool, cloudy weather conditions,” explained Coach Reicks. “Garrett is only going to get better and just loves to play. With more experience, I look for big things from him down the road. Seniors Gabe, Jason, and James also did a good job of playing up to their potential, and Lucas Scheidel is just a junior with another year of eligibility.”

Sectionals Friday

South Winn will host the Class 1A sectionals at Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian Friday at 10 a.m. The Trojans also will be competing to keep their season alive against MFL MarMac, Northwood-Kensett, Postville, Riceville and Saint Ansgar.