The Lodi boys golf team has been busy on the links as of late.

On April 26, the Blue Devils competed in the Evansville Invite.

Lodi finished in sixth place with a 372. Edgerton claimed the team title with a 345, followed in the top five by Columbus (360), New Glarus (364), McFarland (369) and Lakeside Lutheran (370).

“The conditions were very difficult with a lot of wind and the course playing very long,” Lodi coach David Zilker said. “There was a lot of out of bounds everywhere you turned. We also contended with some rain on the last hole or two.”

Jackson Furniss had a great round for the Blue Devils. He tied Edgerton’s Kyle Willie for second behind Lakeside Lutheran’s Lucas Heckman (76) with a 10-over par 82. Furniss scorched the back nine holes for a three-over 39.

Thanks to a 44 on the front nine, Lodi’s Collin West finished with a 90.

Bailey Clark came away with a 98 for the Blue Devils, while Haley Thoeny closed out the team score with a 102. Peyton Breunig finished with a 103.

Capitol mini-meet

The Blue Devils took part in the fifth Capitol Conference mini-meet at Lake Mills golf course on April 29. They finished third behind Cambridge (166) and Columbus (172) with a 175.

“We shot the best we have this year with a 175,” Zilker said. “The course was super wet and played long because you got no roll. You had to really watch your shots because balls could become embedded really easily with the wet conditions.”

Cambridge and Columbus are now tied for the overall conference lead with eight points, while Lodi is third with 17.

Furniss again led the Blue Devils with a 39. The total put him fourth overall.

Thoeny finished tied for 10th place with a 43.

“Haley play really smart and stayed away from major trouble on a course that is surrounded with out of bounds.”

West and Clark turned in rounds of 46 and 47, respectively, to close out the Blue Devils’ team score. Breunig finished with a 53.

Erin Hills

Last Saturday, the Blue Devils competed in the Erin Hills MACC Fund Invitational hosted by Arrowhead.

Lodi finished 12th in Division 2 with a 364.

Madison Edgewood claimed the Division 2 title with a 302, while Waunakee was second with a 314. Arrowhead earned the Division 1 crown with a 296, while Marquette was one stroke back.

Furniss turned in a team-best round of 91, while West shot a 93.

Thoeny and Shane Ness both came away with a 95.

Arrowhead’s Piercen Hunt and Badger’s Blake Wisdom tied for the best round of the day with a 67.

This Saturday, Lodi will take part in the Columbus Invite at 8 a.m.

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