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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Boys' golf: Lansing’s Russell medals at state

  • Two birdies, nine pars and a score of 79 brought Luke Russell the first medal of his high school career Monday; Immaculata's Dawson Schroeder ties for 37th out of 92
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  • Two birdies, nine pars and a score of 79 brought Luke Russell the first medal of his high school career Monday.
    The Lansing golfer competed in the Class 5A state meet in Overland Park, where he shot six over on the front nine, two over on the back and finished with a 79 on the 71-par course.
    The score was good enough to leave him tied for 14th overall and earn a state medal.
    “He was steady,” Lansing coach Bill Pekarek said. “He had just a couple holes where he got caught up, but other than that he played really, really well.”
    Bryan Courtney also participated for the Lions and shot a 93 to tie for 85th overall.
    “I thought he fought hard and did well against a difficult course,” Pekarek said. “I was just really proud of both the boys today.”
    Raider places 37th out of 92
    For being just a freshman, Immaculata boys' golf coach Mike Williams was amazed at Dawson Schroeder's performance Monday.
    “Here are these guys who are eight inches taller than him, 60 pounds heavier and he is going toe-to-toe with them,” Williams said. “I thought he did exceptionally well and the good thing is he will be back.”
    Schroeder hit a 46 on the front before finishing with a 44 on the back to record a 90 at the Class 2A state meet in Dodge City. The score enabled him to finish 37th out of 92 competitors.
    “He doesn't hit it a real long way, but his strokes are so straight it doesn't matter,” Williams said. “He's got a good foundation to build on.”

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