Panthers are encouraged by performance at Dyersville

Nash Sutterman of Monticello follows through on a tee shot during the Panthers’ home dual meet against Cascade April 23. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Teeing off for the Panthers at the Monticello Golf Club is Bo Kramer.
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     It was a fourth place finish in a six-team field, but the Monticello High School boys golf team was encouraged by its performance at the Blazer Invitational tournament Friday, April 27.

     In particular, Monticello was buoyed by its back nine, which included a 40 from Bo Kramer, a 41 from Justin Recker and a 42 from Daltyn Kramer. Counting the best four scores from the back nine, the Panthers would have had a team score of 167, which is easily the team’s best nine-hole score of the season.

     It also was a high note because the Dyersville Golf and Country Club is the site of this year’s sectional tournament.

     “I was really happy with how we came back on the back nine,” Monticello coach Curt Tauke said. “That’s three times we’ve played that course pretty well.”

     The front nine didn’t go as well; the Panthers were in sixth place after nine holes. But overall, Recker finished 10th individually with an 85, Bo Kramer totaled 88, Kegan Arduser had 90, and Daltyn Kramer had 92.

     That was the last of four meets for the Panthers last week, as teams scramble to make up for dates lost to poor weather earlier this spring. Monticello started the week with a 181 to 187 home loss to Cascade. Nash Sutterman led Monticello with a 40, and Recker shot 45.

     “We had two pretty good scores, but we’ve had inconsistency in our team overall,” Tauke said.

     Monticello also played host to Anamosa April 24, and lost 175 to 186 despite a 44 from Sutterman and a 46 from Arduser.

     “We haven’t really played our course particularly well,” Tauke said. “We had four scores in the 40s, but other than Nash’s score we didn’t have any scores lower than bogey golf.”

     A dual meet against Midland, at Little Bear in Wyoming, was added to the schedule, so Monticello made that trip April 26. The Panthers pulled out a one-stroke victory, 191 to 192. Monticello had four scores in the 40s, but none lower than 46.

     “We have a lot of guys shooting between 45 and 52,” the coach said. “That’s not really where we need to be.”


April 23

(at Monticello)

Cascade 181,

Monticello 187


     Nash Sutterman 40, Justin Recker 45, Kegan Arduser 50, Bo Kramer 52, Daltyn Kramer 59, Connor Lambert 65. Medalist: Race Cuckler, Cascade, 33.


     Monticello 210, Cascade 239. Monticello cards: Hunter Kramer 48, Grahm Schneiter 50, Ty Kehoe 52, Reggie Welter 60, Kaden Kiburz 60, Tom Dirks 77. Medalist: Ray Martin, Cascade, 47.


April 24

(at Monticello)

Anamosa 175,

Monticello 186


     Nash Sutterman 44, Kegan Arduser 46, Justin Recker 47, Hunter Kramer 49. Medalist: Aman Egge, Anamosa, 38.


(top three scores counted in team score)

     Monticello 161, Anamosa 171. Monticello cards: Ty Kehoe 52 (medalist), Connor Lambert 54, Grahm Schneiter 55, Bo Kramer 56, Daltyn Kramer 57.


April 26

(at Little Bear)

Monticello 191,

Midland 192


     Daltyn Kramer 46, Nash Sutterman 47, Kegan Arduser 49, Hunter Kramer 49, Ty Kehoe 51, Kirklen Kiburz 52, Bo Kramer 53, Justin Recker 54. Medalist: Peyton Rupp, Midland (tie-breaker).


(three golfers per team)

     Midland 221, Monticello 244. Monticello cards: Kaden Kiburz 54, Grahm Schneiter 56, Tom Dirks 81.


April 27

Blazer Inv.

(at Dyersville)


     1, Mount Vernon 319; 2, Maquoketa 335; 3, Dyersville Beckman 346; 4, Monticello 355; 5, Bellevue 359; 6, Cascade 367.


     Justin Recker 44-41–85 (10th place), Bo Kramer 48-40–88, Kegan Arduser 46-44–90, Daltyn Kramer 50-42–92, Ty Kehoe 45-47– 92, Nash Sutterman 49-45–94.



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