Tiger golfers weather tough conditions, win season opener at Auburn Triangular

Consistent play guided the Falls City High Tiger varsity golf team to a six-stroke victory last Tuesday at Auburn Country Club.

The season opener for the Tigers was played with temperatures in the 30’s, a wind in the teens and on-and-off-again precipitation.

No matter, as Falls City defeated Auburn 177 to 183. Wade Witt, Brody Weinman and Brandt Vice each carded scores of 44 and Weston’s Witt’s 45 was the fourth team score taken. Dakota Pentecost’s 54 was not counted in the team scoring.

Auburn’s Trayven Blex captured individual medal honors with his 2-over-par 37.

Tiger head golf coach Lee Kurpgeweit likes what he’s seen so far from everyone on the team.

“I am looking forward to working with this team,” Kurpgeweit said. “This group has had a good work ethic thus far and they want to get better each day.

“Our junior varsity team will be very young and inexperienced.  We have only two JV players that had any type of experience last year so we will have some JV’s that have never teed it up in meets before competing. They will get better each time out.”

The Tiger varsity team was scheduled to return to Auburn yesterday for an invitational, but the meet was postponed due to weather. No make-up date has been scheduled.

Weather permitting, Falls City’s next tournament is scheduled for Friday, Apr. 5th in Hiawatha.

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