Tyson Smith's 3-over 39 was five strokes better than anyone on the East Marshall roster and it helped the South Hardin boys' golf team edge the Mustangs in an NICL dual meet Thursday at Wandering Creek Golf Course.
Ted Dunn also carded a 41 for the Tigers as South Hardin defeated East Marshall, 173-179. Alaina Lake's 51 led the South Hardin girls' golf team to a 223-237 win over the Mustangs, as well.
Smith earned medalist honors by recording seven pars on the day. The other two counting scores for South Hardin came from Ryan Mossman (45) and Hunter Rigg/Spencer Welch (48). Eric Mulder also carded a 51.
Zach Underhill and Zach Johnson both shot a 44 to lead the Mustangs. The other two counting scores came from Dru Bolliver (45) and Max Upah (46), while Drake McKeever and Nate Rosfjord both turned in 47s.
Lake's 51 was two strokes better than East Marshall's Sydney Henricks. Lake's medalist round included five bogeys and the other counting scores for the Tigers were Kristin Mathis' 54, Haley Lawrence's 58 and Haley Dilley's 60. Alyssa Diedrich and Alex Pening also carded 61s.
Henricks' 53 led the Mustangs, while Sarah Pippin carded a 55 and Bre Stewart had a 58. The final counting score was McKenzie Fahrni's 71. Marissa Frese had an 81 and Haley Kilborn carded a 97.
The South Hardin girls return to the links today at Grundy Center, while both Tiger squads take part in the BCLUW Comet Invite on Monday. Both events start at 4:15 p.m.
East Marshall also plays in the BCLUW Comet Invite on Monday. The girls will be in Union and the boys play in Conrad.
Plaehn's 40 leads GMG boys to win
CONRAD - The GMG boys' golf team had three of the top four finishers at its how quadrangular on Thursday, and the Wolverines blew away the rest of the field at Oakwood Golf Course.
Chad Plaehn won medalist honors with a 40, while Austin Vaughn's 43 and Brandon Weitzell's 44 led GMG to a 173 on the day. CMB came in second with a 202, while Colo-NESCO carded a 205. Northeast Hamilton also participated but did not have enough golfers for a team score.
Plaehn's 40 was one stroke better than CMB's Garrett Huske, while Vaughn and Weitzell were third and fourth, respectively. Colo-NESCO was led by Isaiah Texeira's fifth-place finish as he carded a 46. GMG's final counting score also was a 46 as Ryan Spurlin tied Texeira for fifth place overall.
Cole Ozbun carded a 47 for the Royals and finished seventh, while Tanner Clatt's 50 was tied for 10th. The final counting score for Colo-NESCO was Evan Dodd's 62.
GMG also got a 50 from Kenan Hall and a 51 from Bridger Claassen. Noah Thurston was tied for eighth overall and led the GMG junior varsity with a 49. Luke Petty's 61 helped give the Wolverines JV a team score of 239.
Northeast Hamilton's top golfer was Tristan Nicholson and he carded a 53. Kyle Leksell had a 61.
GMG, Northeast Hamilton and Colo-NESCO also faced off in girls' action.
The Royals led the way with a 241 and McKenna Farren earned medalist honors with a 56. Courtney Clapper's 58 earned runner-up medalist honors, while the final two counting scores for Colo-NESCO were Alex Hlavacek's 63 and Zoee Risdall's 64.
GMG carded a 285 as a team and was led by Summer Langenbau's 67. Olivia Barritt and Katie Airey each turned in a 70, while the final counting score was Josie Claassen's 78. Chandler Kendall also shot an 85.
Northeast Hamilton only had two golfers. Leah Meyer shot a 74 and Brooke Evans had an 82.
GMG is next at the Belle Plaine Invite, which begins at 2 p.m. today, while Colo-NESCO returns to the links Monday when the Royal boys travel to Northeast Hamilton at 4:15 p.m.AGWSR's Sicard wins medalist honors, Trojans win meet
Sicard medals, but West Marshall wins
STATE CENTER - AGWSR junior Ashley Sicard claimed medalist honors with a 46 on Thursday, but the West Marshall girls' golf team took home the team victory after edging the Cougars by a single stroke at Lincoln Valley Golf Course.
Sicard's 46 was two strokes better than runner-up medalist Claire Underwood's 48, but the Trojans 2-3-4 scorers were each one shot better than their counterparts in the victory.
The final three counting scores for the Trojans were Kenadey Porter's 56, Madi Stalzer's 61 and Abby Steiert's 67, while the final three counting scores for the Cougars were Brooke Harrenstein's 57, Kenzie Huisman's 62 and Maddie Deters/Kim Ventura's 68.
Mary Spangler also carded a 69 for host West Marshall, while Rosie Dawley turned in a 70.
Lauryn Juel led West Marshall's junior varsity and had the third best score of the day for the Trojans as she carded a 58. Riley Wignall's 71 was the other junior varsity score.
West Marshall plays again today at Grundy Center with tee times set for 4:15p.m. AGWSR plays in the BCLUW Comet Invite on Monday. The girls portion of that tournament plays at Union and begins at 4:15 p.m.