VIDEO: Bluejay golfers battle cold, wind, Lions and Rams

Perry's Noah Wilkening chips toward the pin on the eighth green at the Perry Golf and Country Club during a triangular meet Thursday. As the flag and pole attest, the 40 mph north winds were, in a word, challenging.

Temperatures in the mid-40s, sustained north winds of nearly 40 mph and occasional drizzle are not exactly ideal golf conditions, but the Perry, Greene County and Des Moines Lincoln boys teams made the rounds at the Perry Golf and Country Club Thursday anyway.

DMC emerged with the victory by carding a 164, with Perry shooting 184 and Greene County 211. Drew Shisler of DMC was the meet medalist with a score of 39, with fellow Lion Keaton Van Soelen edging Perry’s Noah Wilkening on a cardback for runner-up honors after both shot rounds of 40.

Kade VanKirk and Ryan Rathje scored for the Bluejays with identical totals of 46, with Tanner Darr carding a 52. Rounds of 55 from Tanner Duffy and of 57 from Luke Rathje were not used for the varsity total.

Ryan Rathje hits a short iron toward the seventh green.
Ryan Rathje hits a short iron toward the seventh green.

In addition to Drew Shisler and Van Soelen, DMC used the rounds of 42 from Noah Miller and of 43 from Tommy Shisler while Greene County counted scores from Elijah Brock (42), Chase Juergensen (53), Zach Neil (56) and Ben Wilkens (60).

DMC’s 222 won the junior varsity competition with Perry one stroke back at 223 while Greene County had a 277.

Dane McCarty (50), Brody Kimrey (56), Tyler Soll (56) and Devin Patrick (61) scored for the JV Jays, with Justin Stammer (62) and Gabe Ridnour (82) also making the circuit.

Perry will travel to Terrace Hills to play host Bondurant-Farrar and Carlisle Tuesday before competing in the Woodward-Granger Boys Invitational Thursday. The latter event has been changed to an 18-hole tourney and will start at 1 p.m.


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