Even though school has just gotten started and the student athletes are still finding their rhythm balancing their classroom and extra-curricular responsibilities, the Eads Golf team had three tournaments this week and are nearing the halfway point of their season---already.
Eads started the season with nine golfers and over the past week dropped down to just six as Brigden Parker transferred, Brad Musgrave was injured in football practice, and Blake Stoker had shoulder surgery. Coach McLoud is down to two sophomores, Brandon Lening and Joe Haase, and a junior, Jonah Schofield with some experience. The rest of the team are freshmen still learning the ropes. They include Cade McDowell, Ross Brown, and Duncan Habinck.
According to Coach Justin McLoud, “We were extremely busy this week.” That included a JV tournament in Fowler on Monday, another JV tournament on Tuesday in Cheyenne Wells, and a Varsity/JV tournament, again in Cheyenne Wells, on Saturday. There were eight teams at the Cheyenne Wells tournament including the host team’s varsity and JV teams, Burlington, Yuma JV, La Junta JV, Lamar JV, and Eads varsity and JV teams.
Lening and Schofield both placed individually in Cheyenne Wells placing 9th and 10th respectively. Lening came in with a 110 after 18 holes, and Schofield was one stroke away with a 111. Other Eads golfers who competed in the tournament included McDowell (117), Brown (118), Habinck (124), and Hasse (129).
McLoud was hoping for a better result, “Brandon and Jonah were in contention to medal after the front 9 but couldn’t get anything going on the back. Right now, the short game is hurting the entire team.”
The young golfers will be back at it as they have yet another very busy week ahead. They travel to Cheyenne Wells, again, on Tuesday for a varsity tournament. The JV boys will be in action on Wednesday, August 29th in the Rocky Ford JV tournament. Finally, they will finish off the run on Monday, September 4 at the always tough Lamar Tournament.