Audubon Wins Dale Erickson Boys Golf Tourney


April 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

Dale Erickson Memorial Golf Tournament at Anita (Saturday, April 14, 2012)

  1. Audubon  323
  2. Panorama  335
  3. East Mills  359
  4. Adair-Casey  359
  5. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton  385
  6. West Central Valley 394
  7. Glidden-Ralston  424
  8. Villisca  435

CAM and Ankeny Christian Academy had individuals compete for medals but didn’t have 4 golfers for the team competition.

Individual honors (medals):

  1. Hunter Grunsted (Panorama)  77
  2. Andrew Irlmeier (Audubon)  78
  3. Austin Moore (Panorama) 78
  4. Michael Bylund (Audubon)  80
  5. Evan Baldwin (Villisca) 80

Audubon players claimed five of the top eight individual scores (46 in the entire field.)  Andrew Irlmeier (78) was second, Michael Bylund (80) was fourth, Nick Fett (82) was sixth, and Drew Keller (83) and Andy Hoffmann (83) tied for seventh.  Cameron Mennenoh shot 89.

Audubon Coach Gary Keller’s comments: Players teed off into heavy fog about 8:30 a.m. and putted on dewy greens, but there was very little wind and temps were pleasant.  The tournament ended at 2:00 p.m. just ahead of the thunderstorms.  Audubon’s guys played very steady, consistent golf, with only 2 individual hole scores (out of 108) higher than a 6.      The 4-man total of the 2nd 9 was our lowest of the year:  155.     Michael (41-39), Andrew (38-40), and Nick (41-41) played the front and back nines pretty evenly, while Drew (44-39) and Andy (46-37) made big comebacks.  Andrew had an eagle on #5, the long par-5 hole than runs along the edge of the State Park.  Panorama had never lost in all the years that tournament has been held.   Mostly the same Audubon players placed 2nd at this tournament two years ago.