Consistent Panthers win three dual meets

Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     The ultra-consistent Monticello High School boys golf team continued those trends in three home meets last week – winning them all.

     The Panthers shot 165, 162 and 166 in the three meets, beating Cascade April 23, Anamosa April 25, and Lisbon April 26.

     Perhaps the most head-turning of the three results was the April 25 home match against Anamosa, in which the Panthers defeated the Blue Raiders 162 to 182. What made Monticello’s score remarkable was that it happened in such poor weather.

     “It was gorgeous at noon,” Monticello coach Curt Tauke said. “Then the front came through, the temperature dropped about 25 degrees, and the winds picked up with gusts of 30 to 35 miles per hour.”

     In those conditions, the Panthers shot their second-best team score of the year.

     “The kids really battled it out in really difficult playing conditions,” Tauke said.

     Bo Kramer had his best round of the season despite the weather, winning medalist honors with a 37, including an eagle on the ninth hole. Daltyn Kramer also nearly had an eagle, taking advantage of strong winds to his back to nearly drive the 361-yard second hole. The ball landed on the fringe, and his second shot clipped off the pin before he settled for a birdie. He finished with a 41, as did Justin Recker. Connor Lambert shot a 43.

     The Panthers displayed that balance in the first meet of the week, beating Cascade 165 to 185 April 23 in Monticello. Hunter Kramer was medalist with a 40, Daltyn Kramer and Lambert each shot 41, and Bo Kramer had a 43.

     “It isn’t always the same four guys, but we’ve been able to get four (good) scores,” Tauke said. “I’m really happy with Hunter Kramer; he’s really shown a lot of improvement.”

     The last meet of the week was at home against Lisbon April 26, a 166 to 197 win in a match that was rescheduled from April 11.

     The team’s consistency showed up again, as Hunter Kramer, Tyler Blattner and Recker each shot a 41, Daltyn Kramer had a 43, and both Bo Kramer and Ty Kehoe shot 45.

     In addition to playing well, the Panthers have come together as a team, the coach said.

     “This is a group of guys who really look at that team aspect,” Tauke said. “They cheer each other on, and encourage each other.”

     The Panthers won their two junior varsity matches of last week as well. The Monticello JV defeated Cascade 199 to 211 April 23, led by Grahm Schneiter and Tyler Luensman, with 49 apiece. On April 25, the Panthers clipped Anamosa 203 to 247, as Kehoe was medalist with a 47, and three Panthers had scores of 52: Kaden Kiburz, Noah Webber and Chandler Weber.


April 23

(at Monticello)

Monticello 165,

Cascade 185


     Hunter Kramer 40 (medalist), Connor Lambert 41 and Daltyn Kramer 41 (co-medalist runners-up), Bo Kramer 43, Ty Kehoe 45, Justin Recker 47.


     Monticello 199, Cascade 211. Monticello cards: Grahm Schneiter 49, Tyler Luensman 49, Kaden Kiburz 50, Noah Webber 51, Chandler Weber 59, Riley Manternach 67.


April 25

(at Monticello)

Monticello 162,

Anamosa 182


     Bo Kramer 37 (medalist), Justin Recker 41 and Daltyn Kramer 41 (co-medalist runners-up), Connor Lambert 43, Hunter Kramer 44, Tyler Blattner 48.


     Monticello 203, Anamosa 247. Monticello cards: Ty Kehoe 47 (medalist), Kaden Kiburz 52, Noah Webber 52, Chandler Weber 52, Tyler Luensman 54, Grahm Schneiter 54.


April 26

(at Monticello)

Monticello 166,

Lisbon 197


     Justin Recker 41, Hunter Kramer 41, Tyler Blattner 41 (co-medalists), Daltyn Kramer 43, Bo Kramer 45, Ty Kehoe 45, Connor Lambert 47, Kaden Kiburz 49.



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