WEST ALEXANDRIA — After having nine days off, Twin Valley South’s golf team returned to action last week.
South rolled to an easy win over Mississinawa Valley on Thursday, Sept. 7, and placed fourth at the Jet Invitational on Saturday.
“It was definitely good to be back in competition,” South Coach Darcy Robinson said. “During our 9-day break, we were able to take the holiday weekend off and also get some good solid days of practicing in. At this point in the season though, most everybody would rather spend the time on the course in matches with other teams. I thought we came out tonight and picked up from where we left off. Our top three guys played really solid rounds again today, and Cole Petersen rounded out the scoring with a 50.”
Nathan Osborn lead the way with a 39. Willie Bowman shot 42 and Chance Parks fired a 43.
At the Jet Invitational, Osborn earned medalist honors with a 73, five shots better than second place. As a team, South shot 373. Newton, Anna and Versailles were the top three teams.
“I thought all our guys played pretty well, seeing as we came in 4th place,” Robinson said. “We were hoping for better, but we’re happy with where we finished. Turtle Creek is a challenging course and a person can get easily frustrated if they allow that to happen. I thought the majority of my guys handled it well.”
Luke Petersen and Parks each shot 99, while Bowman shot a 102. Cole Petersen and Conner Bradley shot 108 and 113 respectively.
“Luke Petersen came in, playing in just his second match of his career, and was able to shoot a 99. That was good to see, since he’s a freshman and new to the game. Chance Parks shot the same score and played pretty well overall. Of course we were thrilled that Nate could finish first, as the medalist on the day. He is just playing really well right now. I think the aspect of his game that I have seen great improvement on is his putting. He’s been sinking some pretty long putts now with good consistency. He just works so hard at honing his skills; I’m glad his hard work has been able to be converted into personal victories. He certainly brings down our team average, which always improves our chance for a team win as well.”
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH