The Bluejays’ golf team played a solid round of golf combining for a 9-hole round of 168. It just wasn’t enough as the Carroll Tigers’ 138 pounced on the competition.
On Tuesday at the Breda Golf Club, the Bluejays’ score landed them in third place, which was a full 20 strokes behind second place the Boone Toreadors.
The team did have some cause for celebration. Dane McCarty, Perry, had his best round of the season having shot one over with a 36 and receiving the medalist award.
He began the day with a bogey then strung together three consecutive pars, then a birdie on on the fifth hole par-3. After a bogey he capped off the day with three straight pars.
Teammate Noah Wilkening struggled on the first hole with a nine shot par-4. He shook it off and recorded a birdie, six pars and ended with a double for a 41.
Perry’s Luke Rathje’s 44 and Connor Nielsen’s 47 were the final tallied scores for the squad.
The day before the Bluejays took their short games to the Lincoln Valley Golf Course against a plethora of teams for an 18-hole tournament.
At State Center, Iowa, the tournament hosted by West Valley High School, had 14 teams teeing it up at a chance for a first place win.
The Bluejays play solidified them in the middle of the pack with an eighth place finish after shooting a round of 350.
Prairie City-Monroe took first place with a 322 followed by Norwalk in second with a 327 and in third was Grinnell with a 330.
In fourth was Nevada with a 331, Boone fell a stroke behind with a 332 and South Hamilton came in sixth with a 334.
Oskaloosa’s 341 earned them ninth with both Bondurant-Farrar and West Marshall shooting a 356 tied for 10th.
In 11th was East Marshall with a 371, South Tama’s 390 landed them 12th, Carlisle came in at 13th with a 398, and in 14th with a 448 was Colo-Nesco.
The team has one day of zero competition before hosting the Winterset Huskies at the Perry Golf and Country Club on April 20.