Eagles sizzle despite cold spring
Four Lourdes players shot in low 70s Monday for 290 total
By Ben Pherson
There aren’t many high school golf coaches who would be upset if their team shot 303 in an 18-hole meet.
Jeff Wells was more than happy to see his Century boys golf team card 303 in a dual meet against Lourdes on Monday at Soldiers Field.
It was the Panthers’ lowest team score of the season.
Of course, they also lost by 13 shots.
That’s because as good as Century was Monday, Lourdes was even better.
The Eagles fired a sizzling 290, which is their lowest score of the season.
Soldiers isn’t the most demanding course, and it’s a par 70. But shooting 290 is still playing good golf.
"I am very proud of the kids’ performances this season," Lourdes coach Chris Miller said. "It has been a tough season for all golfers in the area because of the weather. The kids have been working hard on their games, and I hope it continues to pay off for them."
Against Century, the Eagles counted four scores 74 or better.
Danny Johnson shot 71 to lead the Eagles, but Nic Jensen was close behind at 72. Louis Rownd fired 73 and Leo Hanson’s 74 was the final Lourdes counting score.
While 290 is impressive enough, it could have been even better for the Eagles.
That’s because the Eagles could have counted another 71; Alex Shepherd fired that score while playing with the junior varsity team.
"We have a good bunch of kids who really enjoy the game," Miller said.
Asked if his team can be defeated at Soldiers Field, Miller said, "We can be beat anywhere.
"There are a lot of very good teams around this area. We just hope to continue to be competitive with them."