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Dodgers host Joselyn Invite

August 29, 2012
Messenger News

Phil Joselyn knows the Fort Dodge Country Club as well as anyone.

It's only fitting that Fort Dodge Senior High's annual golf invitational bears his name.

Joselyn again played the gracious role of host for the Dodgers' event here Tuesday, as head coach Tommy Thompson's squad welcomed 12 other schools to town for an 18-hole tournament.

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''Phil was telling me (yesterday) that this is the 66th year he's played at the Country Club,'' Thompson said after Joselyn hit the ceremonial first shot off the No. 1 tee. ''It's just an honor to have him around and to learn from. Their family has quite the golf legacy in this state; unmatched if you consider Phil and Tim are the only father-son duo to ever win (individual) state titles. He's a huge part of the Fort Dodge golf community.''

Phil Joselyn was a state champion in 1955 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames. Tim captured his crown in 1981 at Iowa City's Finkbine Golf Course.

The host Dodgers struggled on Tuesday, finishing in 11th place with a 360. Waukee (295) was the team champion, followed by Ankeny (306) and Ames (309).

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JOSELYN INVITATIONAL

(Tuesday's results, at the FDCC)

Team Standings - 1. Waukee 295; 2. Ankeny 306; 3. Ames 309; 4. Mason City 322; 5. Sioux City Heelan 323; 6. Sioux City East 325; 7. Newton 328; 8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 347; 9. Sioux City West 357; 10. Sioux City North 358; 11. Fort Dodge Black 360; 12. Council Bluffs AL 364; 13. Fort Dodge Red 398; 14. Des Moines North 510.

Individual Leaders - 1. Dustin Atkinson, Ames, 34-36-70; 2. Griffin Mattias, Ankeny, 33-38-71.

Fort Dodge Black - Nate Sunken 40-40-80; Eric Puls 45-47-92; Cameron Archibald 47-46-93; Thomas Hartley 45-50-95; Tyler Vaughn 50-50-100; Erik Birnbaum 53-49-102.

Fort Dodge Red - Andrew Stover 48-47-95; Devon Harms 48-50-98; Scott Dencklau 50-51-101; Austin Sorenson 51-53-104; Zach Provin 52-59-111; Drew Hansen 57-54-111.

Nate Sunken (40-40-80) paced FDSH, but he was the only player to break 90.

''Nate played really well, even though he felt like he left some shots out there,'' Thompson said. ''His goal is always to break 80, and he came close.

''We're just a very inexperienced squad right now, and when you step up against this level of competition, it can be somewhat intimidating. I'm hoping that as the season wears on and the more varsity holes they get under their belt, things will get better.''

Dustin Atkinson of Ames was meet medalist, firing a one-under par 70. Ankeny's Griffin Mattias (71) was the runner-up.

The Dodgers return to action Thursday in the Ankeny Invitational at Otter Creek.

 
 

 

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