Tritons Capture Home Invitational

Tritons Capture Home Invitational

The Iowa Central men's golf team claimed a first place finish for the first time under head coach Kris Graewin, firing a 296 to win the Iowa Central Fall Invitational.

The Tritons were eight shots ahead of Des Moines Area, with Iowa Lakes and North Iowa Area rounding out the field at the Fort Dodge Country Club on Tuesday.

Justin Schipper's 2-under was good for first place overall, as teammate Austin Erickson finished second with a 74. Simon Mitchell placed seventh and Kyle Wille tied for eighth. 

"Tuesday's performance was a great one for us," Graewin said. "We've been preparing like crazy to finally get out and play and we were able to put together a really good round today as a team. Any time you win an event it's special but it's our team's first win of the year and it's my first team win as a coach. To have that happen with the special group that we have was awesome.

"We had some big numbers early in our round and a few jitters but we got those out of the way and played great. Justin has been playing really well all year so far and today he was able to break that 70-mark and post a great round of 69. With the way the wind was blowing today that was probably one of the best rounds I've seen at this level. His putter got him going after a couple of bogeys early in his round and then he took off."

The Tritons return to action on Friday when they compete in Mason City at an event hosted by NIACC.

"This group has high goals and expectations this year and they're welcoming those challenges," Graewin said. "We were able to post a good score on our home course and now it's up to us to see how we can play on a different golf course Friday when we travel to the NIACC event in Mason City. This is a tournament I won't ever forget because it was a lot of our athlete's first tournament and it was my first coaching win. We are all looking forward to what is ahead this fall and year."