Western Dubuque took top honors in the final round of the Dubuque City Golf Tournament at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club, Sept. 30.
The Bobcats, led by medalist Jackson Webber’s 74, outpaced second-place Wahlert at 325, Dubuque Senior with 343 and Hempstead at 347.
Western Dubuque’s Brock Wilson hit the clubhouse at 79, Jackson Skrtich 79, and Davis Stelzer 81 to complete the Bobcat scoring.
“We played well. The guys were not happy with the way they finished,” said coach Ben Wilson. “Jackson had bogies on his last three holes and Davis finished with a bogey and a double, but overall I was very happy.”
The Bobcats grabbed some much-needed momentum heading to the District meet, with a potential state tournament berth on the line.
“We did what we needed to with wins over the three Dubuque schools. Our goal is not to win the city meet, but to qualify for the state tournament. We are playing the way we need to going into Monday,” Wilson said. ”The guys are locked in and we are ready to go. Jackson is really locked in after being medalist and Brock is playing much better than a week ago.
“Davis has figured some stuff out with his swing, and both Skrtich boys have had their best competition round ever in the last week. Brayden Webber is feeling much better after being out with an injury. We needed to play well at the City meet and did exactly what we needed to do.”
Western Dubuque shot 329 to grab fifth place in the final MVC Mississippi Divisional Meet, at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Sept. 27.
Cedar Falls ran away with the team title with a score of 305, paced by meet medalist Max Tjoa’s 71.
Cedar Rapids Prairie was second at 317, Iowa City Liberty third at 318, Dubuque Wahlert fourth with 325 and the Bobcats were close behind at 329. Cedar Rapids Washington (332), Linn-Mar (335) and Iowa City High (378) were next in line.
Individually, Ryan Schmierer, of Liberty, and Tanner Wachtl, of Prairie, tied for second at 76, while Western Dubuque’s Stelzer and Owen Sawyer, of Cedar Falls, shared fourth at 77.
Jackson Webber finished at 82, Wilson and Jackson Skrtich 85, Tyler Skrtich 87 and Nolan Vaske 89 to round out the Bobcat scores.
In the final Mississippi Division standings, Cedar Falls was the overall champion with a three meet total of 880. Tjoa was named divisional Athlete of the Year with a three-round total of 209, while Sawyer was second at 211.
The Bobcats finished sixth in the overall standings at 967, shooting 328 in the MVC Super Meet, at Gardener Golf Course, in Marion, 310 at Brown Deer, in Coralville, and 329 at Hunter’s Ridge.
Prairie was second (910), Washington third (923), Wahlert fourth (945) and Liberty fifth (949). Western Dubuque (967), Linn-Mar (979) and City High (1173) followed.
Stelzer and Webber earned second-team MVC honors. Stelzer finished at 234 (73, 84, 82) and Webber 241 (83,76, 82). Freshman Wilson was honorable mention at 244 (89, 70, 85).