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By Kyle DMello, Xavier junior
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ golf team kept its season going strong last week.
The Saints placed second in the Tiger Invitational at Cedar Falls, led by a 1-over-par 73 shot by junior Matt Junge, and a 3-over-par 75 by junior John Ingwersen. Later in the week, they finished second in the Xavier quad with Junge and senior Robbie Thinnes shooting 35, one stroke away from the meet medalists.
Coach Tim O’Brien is happy with the season up to this point.
“So far we have had good success,” he said. “We have a record of 58-14, and 59 wins is the most wins for a Xavier’s boys golf team. We have the opportunity to set the record in our next meet.”
Xavier also captured the Valley Division.
“I think that this team can make state, and perform well,” Junge said. “We are a very good team and a lot of our results have shown that.”
The Saints are prepared for the tough road ahead and are eager to become the first boys’ golf team to go to state in Xavier history.
Districts will be held at Elmcrest Country Club on Monday. The top three teams will go to state, and the top 10 individuals also will advance.
Xavier feels confident.
“Our team has a lot of depth, and that should help us with qualifying as a team,” Junge said.