Schaeffer, Scott selected for all-state teams
Drew Schaeffer is only a senior in high school, but being honored after a strong season on the golf course was a dream come true.
Schaeffer, placed sixth in the Class 1A state golf tournament for St. Edmond (81-82–163) and was recently honored with classmate Peyton Scott.
“Being named to the all-tournament team and first team all state is a dream come true,” Schaeffer said. “I have been working so hard all my life and to see it pay off in my last season of golf was well worth it. All the late nights and early mornings at the course with my teammates paid off.
“All tournament team was my favorite because I knew I could hang with the top guys in 1A.”
Schaeffer was named to the Class 1A all-state tournament team. He was also selected first team All-State by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association. Scott was picked as a second-team All-State pick.
“Newton was a tough course for state and I struggled through both rounds. So being named first team all tournament is a blessing,” Schaeffer said. “This season was one I will never forget. I furthered my friendships with my senior friends and I got to play with my little brother (Caleb). I will never forget him and I played one meet together at the one and two spot. It was special for me. I just hope that I left a good example for him and the team for years to come.”
Both Schaeffer and Scott helped lead the Gaels to a fourth place team finish.
“To finish my sports career at St. Edmond at the state tournament was amazing,” “There’s no better feeling. It was a great last ride with my teammates and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I had so much fun this year and finishing at state topped it all off.
“We even finished fourth which surprised a lot of people. All in all, it’s a great way to end my sporting career.”
Scott finished tied for 23rd after shooting a 92-85–177 for St. Edmond.
“This year meant a lot to all of the seniors on the golf team,” Scott said. “Drew and I established that we had to play well for our team to even come close to making it to state, and we did.
“To me making all-state is a big accomplishment, but seeing the faces on all the people on the team when we made it to state showed me that individual achievements don’t even compare to what we did as a team.”