Leath Wins Conference Crown, Book Qualifies for Districts while Rams Fall Short at Sectional Meet

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Leath Wins Conference Crown, Book Qualifies for Districts while Rams Fall Short at Sectional Meet

Senior Colton Book carded a +6, 77 and took second place at the sectional meet in Denison, qualifying for districts at Atlantic Country Club May 18.

Senior Colton Book carded a +6, 77 and took second place at the sectional meet in Denison, qualifying for districts at Atlantic Country Club May 18.

Photo by Michael Joyner

Senior Colton Book carded a +6, 77 and took second place at the sectional meet in Denison, qualifying for districts at Atlantic Country Club May 18.

Photo by Michael Joyner

Photo by Michael Joyner

Senior Colton Book carded a +6, 77 and took second place at the sectional meet in Denison, qualifying for districts at Atlantic Country Club May 18.

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Boys golf headed into sectionals with a 9-0 record but did not perform as well as they hoped.

“We were disappointed in the result but not in the effort. The guys give it their all every time we step on a course and I am proud of them for that,” said coach Michael Joyner.

Though the boys didn’t win the sectional meet, many improved their scores.

“We had three guys either match or beat their best score on that course and the others were right around their average. It’s the second best we have ever performed in Denison and I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” said Joyner.

Junior Ryan Leath has been solid all year, and is now a two time conference champion after finishing first in the Hawkeye Ten Tournament.

“Ryan turns it on for Conference every year it seems. He’s been a three time 1st teamer and two time champion. I would venture a guess that no other golfer in conference history can say that without even playing their senior year,” said Joyner.

Despite Glenwood’s third place finish at sectionals, senior Colton Book qualified for districts individually after firing a 77 and tying for second place. The district golf meet takes place on Friday May 18, and Joyner expects a lot Book.

“I expect Colton to compete for a spot in the state tournament. He has the ability to beat anyone on any given day. I’m excited for the opportunity to work close with him on those 18 holes and have him achieve his goal of making it to the state tournament,” said Joyner.