This was the first year the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura boys golf team competed as a 3A team in Sectional competition and the Cardinals met up with some powerhouse programs, such as Decorah, Clear Lake
and Waverly-Shell Rock. The meet was held on Friday, May 10, in Decorah.
“As a team, we represented ourselves well with a fourth place finish in the eight-team field,” said Coach Ken Krause. “Especially being a young squad with no seniors.”
G-H/V had consistent scoring, with Mitch Lunning and Jacob Heinemann leading the way with 88s. Braedon Johnston carded a 90 and Matt Schroeders was only one stroke behind him with a 91 for the team total of 359. Cory Boeckman and Ryan Grunwald had 97 and 99 respectively.
“Mitch had a strong first nine with a 40 and Jacob matched him with a 40 on the back nine,” said Krause.
Decorah won the meet with a 311, followed by Clear Lake with a 330 and Waverly-Shell Rock with 340.