SPORTS SHORTS: Local youth compete at Junior Open
GRANGER — A pair of Marshalltown golfers posted top-10 finishes during the Iowa PGA Spring Junior Open this weekend at Jester Park Golf Course.
Freshman Cole Davis won the boys’ 14-15 age group with an 11-over 143 during the two-day tournament. Davis came into Sunday with a 9-over score after struggling on day one. But day two, along with the back nine, was much kinder to him.
Davis hit the final stretch at 12-over par after three bogeys on the front nine. But Davis kicked off the final nine with a birdie on No. 10 and an eagle on 12 before hitting a slump of bogey and double bogey on Nos. 13 and 14. Davis finished the afternoon on a high note, shooting par, birdie, par, par over the final four holes for a 1-under 35 on the back nine.
Bobcat teammate JD Pollard joined Davis’ weekend fun by taking sixth place in the boys’ 16-18 age group with a 17-over 143 total.
Pollard played a fairly consistent game, finding just one hole, No. 10, as the only big number on the day. The double bogey at the turn, with a bogey on No. 14, put him at 5-over on the day after touting a 12-over coming into day two.
A pair of bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8 were the only blemishes on his scorecard through the front nine Sunday.
GC/G-R boys net fifth-straight victory
GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ tennis team extended its win streak to five games with a 7-2 victory against Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday night.
The top four singles players (Sage Klar, Tjaden Meester, Chase Boren and Garrett Weldon) all won their matches to give the Spartans (5-1) a 4-2 lead heading into doubles. Nick Voss in the No. 5 slot even had a close match, falling 9-7.
The Spartans went on to sweep the Falcons (3-4) in the doubles matches, 8-4 in all three sets to come away with the 7-2 win.
Next up for GC/G-R is a home meet with Hampton-Dumont at 4:30 p.m. tonight.
Marion dispatches STC/EM girls soccer
MARION — The Marion girls’ tennis team had no issues dispatching visiting South Tama County/East Marshall on Thursday in a 7-2 win.
Abrielle Morgan grabbed an 8-6 win against Cayla Attwood at the No. 6 spot for the Spartans’ only singles win.
Morgan and teammate Serena Lowe took down Calista Dittmer and Baylea Bruce 8-1 in the third doubles’ set for the other win.
STC/EM (2-6) will head to Charles City for a duel tonight at 4 p.m.
Ranked Go-Hawks shut out Rebel girls
WAVERLY — Shots on goal were hard to come by Friday night, and the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ soccer team couldn’t find the back of the net in a 3-0 loss to Class 2A No. 9 Waverly-Shell Rock.
The Rebels (4-5) took just three shots on goal, one each from Audrey Leyen, Sydney Mathews and Cora Saak. The Go-Hawks (7-3) had Sarah Campbell, Camryn Grawe and Natalie Langan find goals.
Carsen Hamann spent the night in the goal for the Rebels, as she managed 25 saves.
Next up for GC/G-R is a home game with Aplington-Parkersburg tonight at 5 p.m.