PREP GOLF: Local teams marooned at West Marshall golf invite
STATE CENTER – Bombarded by a talented field, the Trojans and Mustangs found themselves at the bottom of the standings of the West Marshall Invite Monday.
The West Marshall boys’ golf team placed 12th with a score of 370, holding off East Marshall (376) for the last spot in the 13-team field at Lincoln Valley Golf Course.
Led by a trio of top-eight finishers, PCM (307) finished eight strokes ahead of Grinnell for the team title, while South Hamilton took third (317). Nevada (334) and Boone (335) rounded out the top five.
PCM’s Hunter Van Veen claimed medalist honors with an even-par 72, while runner-up Zach McGriff of Grinnell carded the same score.
Zach Underhill fired a 90 to lead East Marshall, while Garrett Goodwin paced the Trojans with a 91.
West Marshall’s Nate Byerly was one stroke behind Goodwin with a 92, while Eric Newton (93) and Nick Lanning (94) followed suit for the final two spots in the Trojans’ team score.
Drake McKeever and Zack Johnson each turned in a 94 for the Mustangs and Nate Rosfjord added a 98.
Cougars edged by A-P
ACKLEY – A single stroke separated the AGWSR girls’ golf team from the top spot in its triangular at the Ackley Country Club Monday.
Tallying a team score of 199, the Cougars narrowly missed frontrunner Aplington-Parkersburg (198), while West Marshall was third at 212.
The Falcons’ Lydie Koch claimed medalist honors with a 43, while Claire Underwood paced the Trojans with a 46 for runner-up.
Meghan Heinz and Emily Brekunitch each carded a 47 for the Cougars. Madison Heinz (51) and Brooke Harrenstein (54) completed AGWSR’s team score.
Shayla Moler (49), Kenadey Porter (51) and Rory Dunn (66) contributed to the Trojans’ final tally.
West Marshall hosts its own 18-hole invite today at Lincoln Valley at 2 p.m.
Spartans top Hudson
GRUNDY CENTER – Grundy Center’s victory was already in the bag, though an extra hole was necessary to determine who led the Spartans.
Winning a one-hole playoff, Grundy Center’s Elliott Eggleston edged teammate Sam Thompson for medalist honors as the Spartan boys’ golf team cruised past Hudson 178-213 at Town & Country Golf Club Monday.
Eggleston and Thompson each fired a 43, while Ryon Appel was just one stroke back. Lane Bangasser, Nathan Graham and Nick Saak each shot a 48.
Antwan Strong paced the Pirates with a 44.
GMG, BCLUW tie for 2nd
CONRAD – GMG and BCLUW found themselves gridlocked with Don Bosco.
The fight was for second, though, as the Waterloo Christian boys’ golf team separated itself from the pack at the BCLUW Quadrangular Monday at Oakwood Country Club.
The Regents prevailed with a score of 189, while the Wolverines, Comets and Dons all finished at 200.
Waterloo Christian’s Matt Gillen carded a 7-over-par 42 for medalist honors, while Don Bosco’s Andrew Arthur (44) snagged runner-up. Grant Frazer paced BCLUW with a 46 and Chad Plaehn’s 47 propelled GMG.
Tyler Smith (50), Lucas Schmitt (51) and Collin McAteer (53) also chipped in for the Comets’ team score. The Wolverines’ other scoring members were Kenny Hall (50), Ryan Spurlin (51) and Austin Vaughn (52).
Wolverines fall to Dons
A sweep of medalist honors wasn’t enough for the GMG girls’ golf team.
Shannon Fleming topped the field with a 58 and Lexie Dubberke followed with a 60, but the Wolverines were on the short end of a 262-276 dual against Don Bosco at Oakwood Country Club Monday.
Melissa Ament powered the Dons with a 62, while Kendall Fardner and Steph Jones each tallied a 63.
Olivia Barritt and Summer Langenbau rounded out GMG’s team score with each firing a 79.