NEVADA – The Nevada golf teams cruised to victory in a home meet at the Indian Creek Country Club April 10 as the boys won a triangular match and the girls defeated North Polk.
The Cub boys shot a 166 over nine holes to beat North Polk by 13 strokes for the team victory. Saydel took third with a 204.
Nevada head coach Ryan Brown said the victory showed how good his team can be as the Cubs prevailed despite not being at the top of their game.
"Year after year our mantra is four under 40," Brown said. "If you can post a team score of 160 or better you have a great chance to win any meet. This wasn’t their best performance, but it does indicate that we have six or seven players that all have the possibility of scoring. We have great depth and it is exciting to see that everyone in the lineup is going to contribute to our team’s success."
Cole Gidel led Nevada with a round of 40.Chris Dobernecker and Braydon Otto each shot a 42 and Jake DeVries carded a 43 to round out the scoring for Nevada.
Zach Hansen added a 44, Preston Shill finished with a 45 and Brady Shill delivered a 48 for the Cubs.
In the girls’ competition Nevada shot a 192 to easily beat North Polk’s score of 216. The Cubs had four golfers shoot under 50 to earn the victory
Megan Pringnitz was the medalist for Nevada as she shot a 47. Christine Ausman and Katie Heiden each carded a 48 and Claire Ausman came through with a 49.
"These (first two meets) were good temperature checks to see where we are so far this season," Nevada head girls’ golf coach Mike Lawler said. "I’m pleased with where the team is now and was impressed with Megan and Katie on Thursday, but we have a lot of room to grow in the next month."
Maddie Beauchene just missed the scoring cut for Nevada with a 50 and Cassandra Brower added a 60. Amy Lund and Beth Wilson turned in the top scores for North Polk as they both shot a 55.
Final team scores (nine holes)
Girls: Nevada 192, North Polk 216
Nevada (192) – Christine Ausman 48, Maddie Beauchene 50, Claire Ausman 49, Megan Pringnitz 47, Katie Heiden 48, Cassandra Brower 60.
Boys: Nevada 166, North Polk 179, Saydel 204
Nevada (166) – Cole Gidel 40, Chris Dobernecker 42, Braydon Otto 42, Jake DeVries 43, Zach Hansen 44, Preston Shill 45, Brady Shill 48, Jake Miller 55, Henry Corbin 59.
POLK CITY – The Nevada boys’ and girls’ golf teams opened the season in impressive fashion April 8 as both teams emerged victorious at the difficult Tournament Club of Iowa course in Polk City.
The Nevada boys won a triangular with North Polk and Ogden. The Cubs shot a 163 over nine holes to easily beat North Polk’s 208 for the victory; Ogden took third with a 223.
"A 163 is an impressive score for the first meet of the year," Nevada head coach Ryan Brown said. "To be able to throw down a team score like that at a challenging course like TCI says a lot about the potential of this team."
Zach Hansen and Cole Gidel both shot a 39 as the top two individual scorers of the meet. Jake DeVries was right behind them with a 40 and Chris Dobernecker rounded out the scoring for Nevada with a 45.
Brady Shill and Preston Shill also competed for the Cubs. Brady shot a 47 and Preston finished with a 49.
Berke Osborne turned in the top individual score for North Polk with a 41 and Hunter Longnecker paced Ogden with a 44.
On the girls’ side Nevada recorded a 207 to beat North Polk by 31 strokes in a head-to-head matchup between the two teams. The Cubs had five golfers shoot under 60, including two that finished under 50.
Christine Ausman earned individual medalist honors and Maddie Beauchene was medalist runner-up for the Cubs. Ausman delivered a 47 and Beauchene was right behind with a 48.
Claire Ausman added a 55 and Megan Pringnitz carded a 57 to round out the scoring for Nevada. Katie Heiden tacked on a 59 and Cassandra Brower recorded a 65 as the other Cub varsity competitors.
Amy Lund shot the best score for the North Polk girls with a 53.
Final team scores (nine holes)
Girls: Nevada 207, North Polk 238
Nevada (207) – Christine Ausman 47, Katie Heiden 59, Claire Ausman 55, Maddie Beauchene 48, Megan Pringnitz 57, Cassandra Brower 65.
Boys: Nevada 163, North Polk 208, Ogden 223
Nevada (163) – Zach Hansen 39, Jake DeVries 40, Cole Gidel 39, Preston Shill 49, Brady Shill 47, Chris Dobernecker 45.