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Waukee Boys’ Golf Win Conference Tournament

After stumbling with a third place finish and a fifth place finish at two golf tournaments last week, the Waukee Warrior boy golfers rebounded with a +6 team score at the CIML Iowa Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The warriors fired a team score of 290 to outpace the second place West Des Moines Valley with 297 to claim the tournament title. Senior Michael Vicente claimed tournament medalist honors with an impressive (-2) 69 at Willow Creek Golf Course. Senior Bennett Pedersen carded a (+1) 72 for the warriors. Sophomore Jack Starr added a 74 and Senior Griffin Parker fired a 75 to secure the back to back conference tournament titles. Waukee also claimed the regular season Iowa Conference Dual Meet Title with a conference record of 4-1. This is the second consecutive season that the warriors claimed both conference titles.

Warrior head coach, John Kotz, had this to say about the tournament result. “I’m really proud of how our players bounced back from last week’s performances. After having a really good week two weeks ago, it was a step back last week. The players did a lot of soul searching and went back to work this week. We worked on some short game issues and evaluated some course management miscues from last week. We were fortunate to go back and redeem ourselves at Willow Creek this week. We played okay last week, but knew we were capable of playing better. Hats off to our players to playing with a purpose and really grinding out eighteen holes of golf today. Marshalltown and Valley have been playing well lately, so we feel good about our accomplishment today. It’s always a good feeling to bring home a trophy. It was even sweeter to bring home two with the dual meet title also. We still have to focus on our next step toward finishing our season goals, but today helps re energize the players. It was good for Michael Vicente to complete a career low round in today’s tournament. Everything he looked at with the putter went in the hole. He had a great round. We had five of six players receive All Conference honors today. Today was a very successful outing for us.”

CIML Iowa Conference Golf Tournament Team Results


  1. Waukee – 290
  2. West Des Moines Valley – 297
  3. Marshalltown – 304
  4. Mason City – 315
  5. SE Polk – 324
  6. Fort Dodge – 371


Waukee All-Conference Golfers


Michael Vicente – 1st Place

Bennett Pedersen – 4th Place

Jack Starr – 8th Place

Griffin Parker – 9th Place

Josh Nichols – 15th Place