Over the busy Kiowa County Fair & Rodeo weekend the Eads High School Golf team traveled to two tournaments including a good Lamar Invitational Golf Tournament at Spreading Antlers Golf Course on Thursday, and then over to La Junta for the annual Stableford Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday. In Lamar there were only seven teams and the Eagles finished last. The Friday tournament had 11 teams in the field, including the young Eads varsity group consisting of Brigden Parker, Zach Haase, Joe Haase, and Brandon Lening. Eads finished as a team in 8th place overall taking scores from Parker and the Haase brothers.
The Spreading Antlers Course is a par 70. The Eads golfers continue to improve despite finishing in last place. The elder Haase, Zach, would come in 19th place overall shooting a 95; Parker shot a 104 placing him in 25th; and the young Haase, Joe, finished in 31st place with a 125. The team finishes included Pueblo County who won the tournament. Jimmy Clark won the individual title with a 73. Pueblo was 31 over on the day. Next was Lamar (+35), La Junta (+36), Fowler (+41), Pueblo West (+53), and Rocky Ford (+59). Eads shot a +64 as a team.
The Eagle golfers were only warming up as they put in some good rounds in La Junta the next day improving their scores dramatically. La Junta, Rocky Ford and Rye would come in to place as a team in that order.
However, Parker shot a decent 87 placing him 13th in a big field of good golfers. Zach Haase came in 19th shooting a 91 on the day; freshman Joe Haase really improved his performance placing 34th with a 97 to his credit. Brandon Lening also golfed scoring a 102 good enough for 44th place.
The golf season is quickly winding down. The next and final tournament before Regionals is on September 15 in Rye at the Holly Dot Course. Regionals will then come up on September 18 at Commonground Golf Course.
Coach Justin McLoud and the entire Eads team would like to send out a special thanks to Eads alumni Don Weiser who donated an estimated 500 balls to the high school golf program. Evidently, Weiser lives on a golf course and is privy to a number of errant balls, most are new, landing in his yard.