STC boys golf regular season recap

Seniors Kaden Kopsa (left) and Daniel Wiese (right) hold up their second and sixth place medals from their recent meet at the Tama Toledo Country Club. PHOTO BY JAMES BRANT

It has been a season full of improvement and success for the South Tama boys golf team. The Trojans this year have a full lineup with many experienced seniors and also some young new faces on the roster. As competition has ramped up in the last month and with sectionals just around the corner, STC looks to continue their success as they make the push to state.

South Tama started off the year strong as they beat North Tama 170-228 on their home course. Following that, they faced off against the highly ranked conference opponent West Delaware where they lost 168-147.

Bouncing back from the loss, the Trojans competed in a 12 team tournament at the Lincoln Valley golf course in State Center, where they completed an impressive fourth place finish as a team. Senior Daniel Wiese placed ninth individually with senior Kaden Kopsa following close behind in 15th.

Last Monday, the Trojans hosted a seven team meet at the Tama Toledo Country Club, where they finished second overall as a team and were able to beat many conference opponents such as Vinton-Shellsburg, Grinnell and Benton. The Trojan duo of Wiese and Kopsa was once again able to boost the Trojans to this impressive finish. Wiese finished 2nd overall in the meet individually with Kopsa finishing 6th on the day. Finally, the Trojans competed in the WaMaC conference super meet on Monday where they finished 11th overall as a team.

When talking about how the golf season has gone, senior Daniel Wiese shared his thoughts. “It’s been really fun and we’ve had a successful season, a lot of wins and improvements since last year which has been awesome to see,” he said.

Senior Daniel Wiese competes at the STC Invitational golf meet. Wiese would help lead the Trojans to a second place team finish. PHOTO BY JAMES BRANT

As the end of the golf season approaches Wiese also commented on some goals that the team has.

“We want to do really well at sectionals so that we can move on to districts and have a shot at state as a team. If not, Kopsa and I will try and see if we can qualify individually, it’s gonna be tough, but I believe we have a shot,” he said.

South Tama boys golf were back in action again on Wednesday for sectionals at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg for the chance to keep their state aspirations alive. Look for results in next week’s News Chronicle.