MASON CITY - Golf can be a confusing game sometimes.
One day after beating the Mason City girls in an invitational at Ames, the Bobcats traveled a little further down Interstate 80 to face the Mohawks again Tuesday.
This time though, the Bobcats lost by seven strokes and their quest for back-to-back Central Iowa Conference Northern Division titles took a big hit.
Mason City carded a 202 on the par 36 Mason City Country Club and Sydney Eaton won medalist honors with a 46.
"The wind made the course show its teeth today, and at times it got the best of us," said MHS coach Luke Johnson. "It was one of those days where we couldn't seem to get anything going."
Ashley Harris and Katie Lynch led the Bobcats with a 51 and the team fired a 209. The other two counting scores came from Madison Sogge (52) and Niccole Wolken (55). Shelby Brennecke (58) and Natalie Kueny (60) also competed for the Bobcats, who went 3-0 in Northern Division play last year.
"Even though we didn't come out on top, it was good for us to see the course where we'll play conference at in just over two weeks," said Johnson.
Tori Anderson and Meeghan Rodamaker both shot 51 for the Mohawks and their other counting score was Rebecca Bartolo's 54.
MHS returns to the competitive links Thursday when it hosts rival Ames at American Legion Golf Course. Tee time for the Northern Division contest starts at 3:30 p.m.