Keota defends Lagos Acres, take first in boys' invite

Jack Eakins ended his day with a score of 87, which helped the Keota Eagles narrowly fend off Iowa Valley in their home Invitational at Lagos Acres on April 30. Eakins' score was the seventh best within the field and third best on his team.

The Keota Eagles played host to a boys’ golf invitational on April 30 with Belle Plaine, English Valleys, HLV, PCM and Iowa Valley in attendance. Keota was able to narrowly win the tournament, edging out Iowa Valley by one stroke and combining for a score of 350.

    The Eagles found themselves being led by one of their younger golfers as Luke Hammes, only a freshman, who put together a score of 81. Within that low score, Hammen shot a 39 on his back nine, which was also the best score on the team through nine holes. The second-best score on the team was shot by Riley Conrad, who put together a score of 83.

    The other two low scores were shot by Jack Eakins and Branden Hymen, who shot 87 and 99 respectively. Eakins improved three strokes with a 39 in his back nine, while Hymen improved by one shot.

    Max Johnson, also a freshman, and Hunter Wilson rounded out the varsity roster. Johnson shot a 101, while Wilson put together a score of 112.

    Hammen tied for the best score shot from all teams, while Riley Conrad tied for fourth and Eakins had the seventh-best score.

    The Eagles’ next competition was at Oakland Acres on May 7 for the SICL meet.