As Des Moines Christian ran to first-place at the West Central Activities Conference meet at the Lake Panorama Golf Course, it was a battle for second-place. With half of the Hawks dropping their season average scores, Woodward-Granger did its most to stay in the conversation, grabbing sixth-place among 10 teams.
Sophomore Coby Peters once again led W-G, turning in a scorecard of 94 to place 19th overall. It was just one shot over his season average on a full round of 18.
That was followed by fellow sophomore Trey Lettow a couple of strokes above normal at 99, with the rest of the team hitting triple digits. But even without lower cards, several Hawks had season-best performances.
Senior Hunter Pifer took in 102, marking his lowest score of the year, as did sophomore Colby Tague at 101. That was also a dramatic, 11 stroke improvement on his season average. Junior Nick Buch also chipped away at his average score with his 115 strokes, over seven strokes better than his usual card.
W-G was right int the middle of the pack in heavy competition with a number of schools. With a team total of 396, the Hawks were just two strokes behind fifth-place Pleasantville and three strokes ahead of Earlham. A handful of better rounds could have pushed the Hawks a bit higher.
Meanwhile, DMC ran away with the title at 306 strokes. On its home green, Panorama was the next closest with 345 total strokes. DMC also grabbed four of the top five individual finishes with junior Tommy Weissenburger and senior Matt Wynne tying for first place with 75 strokes.
The season isn’t over for W-G just yet. The Hawks have two more events on the schedule, traveling to Ames on Saturday, May 4 and finishing the season at home the following Friday.