Stoakes cards 40, WCHS boys win NCC quadrangular

LIVERMORE – On the junior varsity roster in one meet to the varsity medalist in the next, Doug Stoakes stepped up huge for the Webster City boys’ golf team in a North Central Conference quadrangular at Spring Valley Golf Course yesterday afternoon.

Fighting through the miserable playing conditions, Stoakes shot a 40 on the front 9 to lead the Lynx to the top of the standings with a 163. Iowa Falls-Alden was second with a 168, followed by Algona Bishop Garrigan (210) and Eagle Grove (223).

Stoakes won a card back over Iowa Falls-Alden’s Brannen Arends (40) for the top spot. Arends settled for the runner-up honor.

Logan Yates, Avery Fuhs and Alec Fuhs all turned in rounds of 41 to give the Lynx the edge in the team race. Jake Daniels was just one stroke in back of his three teammates.

“The weather was still cold and windy, but we are getting used to it,” WCHS head coach Dave Brighton said. “Although we won the meet, there is much room for improvement as our youngsters are still learning how to play away from home.”

The Cadets’ Tim and Quinn Taylor also shot 41s, but IF-A was forced to use a 49 from Luke Bahr.

Garrigan’s John Burns and Michael Berke, and Eagle Grove’s Jake Grandgeorge all shot rounds of 44.