(Shenandoah) – One of the final scores to enter the clubhouse at Monday’s Class 2A District Tournament in Shenandoah ruined several state tournament dreams while securing an offer for Jackson Tennis of Missouri Valley .
“It’s awesome,” Tennis said. “I spend a lot of time on this sport. I think I kinda deserve it. I wanted to go to the state, and I accomplished that.”
The tennis totaled a 75 to collect a fifth-place finish.
“My driver was pretty good, the wedges were good and my putt went well,” he said. “My putt saved me today. The course was pretty good. I knew I had to get a 75 or less, and I did it.”
The score in second broke the drama of what appeared to be a four-way tie that included Treynor’s Ryan McIntyre and Clarinda’s Cooper Neal. McIntyre and Neal shot 77 points that day to tie for ninth.
Instead, Tennis will travel to Ames for next week’s Class 2A State Tournament at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames on Monday and Tuesday.
“I want to keep it below 80,” Tennis said. “After the first round I will train more to be ready for the second round because the second round means more.”
Western Christian’s Caleb Douma was the individual champion with a 69. Douma’s stellar outing led Western Christian to the title with a 297, while Boyden-Hull secured the other qualifying spot with a 299. Treynor finished third with a 326, and Clarinda finished sixth with a 339.
OABCIG’s Axton Miller was the individual qualifier. Miller finished fourth with a 73.
Check out the full interview with Tennis below.