IKM-Manning Boys Golf Profile

2020 Spring Sports - What Might Have Been

2019 Recap
Dual/Triangular Record: 10-1. WIC Record: 8-0.
Western Iowa Conf. Tournament: at Nishna Hills GC (Atlantic) -- 1st place, 306 (Kyler Rasmussen placed 1st with a 72; Jarod Henkelman 3rd, 76; Tyler Brandt 4th, 77).
Class 1A Sectional Tournament: at The Meadows CC (Moville) -- 2nd place, 352 (Jarod Henkelman placed 1st with an 80; K. Rasmussen 84).
Class 1A District Tournament: at Lakeside Municipal GC (Ft. Dodge) -- 3rd place, 348 (K. Rasmussen T-5th place with an 80; J. Henkelman 82).

2020 Roster
 Juniors: Kyler Rasmussen*, Tyler Brandt*, Conner Richards*, Grant Gaer, Zach Willenborg. Sophomore: Max Nielsen*. Freshmen: Zander Nielsen, Xavier Newman.  (* denotes returning letter winners)

Returning Varsity Stat Leaders (courtesy of Quik Stats)
9-hole average: K. Rasmussen 42.50, M. Nielsen 49.00, C. Richards 49.63.
Low 9-hole score: K. Rasmussen 39, T. Brandt 43, M. Nielsen 44.
18-hole average: K. Rasmussen 79.00, T. Brandt 90.00, M. Nielsen 92.00.
Low 18-hole score: K. Rasmussen 72, T. Brandt 77, M. Nielsen 86, T. Richards 86.

Comments from Head Coach Keith Wagner
 “We had a very good 2019 golf season. We won the Western Iowa Conference Tournament and were undefeated in conference dual meets. We finished second in our sectional meet and advanced to the district meet but were unable to advance to state. We lost Jarod Henkelman and Tyler Henkelman from last year’s squad.
 “We were looking forward to the 2020 season as we returned four letter winners from 2019. Kyler Rasmussen was our leading returner and was looking to repeat as the conference tournament winner. We also were returning letter winners Tyler Brandt, Conner Richards and Max Nielsen. The other returning players were Grant Gaer and Zach Willenborg. We were expecting two freshmen out as well in Zander Nielsen and Xavier Newman.
 “Our goal was to win the league duals title and repeat as conference tournament champion. The guys were really excited to get started but the virus situation obviously didn’t allow us to do that. They were disappointed but they were going to continue to work on their golf games on their own when they could. They are a great group of guys and I will have them all back next season.”

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