Golf Roundup: Bridges Leads West Branch to Runner-up Finish at Tipton Tiger Classic

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After weeks of waiting mother nature finally provided weather suitable for playing golf on Thursday.

West Branch took advantage of the warm and sunny weather with a runner-up finish at the Tipton Tiger Classic at the Tipton Country Club.

Ted Bridges shot a 78 to finish third individually as West Branch finished with a 335, 12 strokes back of team champion Central DeWitt and four shots in front of River Valley Conference rival Wilton.

Solon was fifth with a 346 while Regina placed eighth with a 371.

Bridges had six pars on both the front and back nine on his way to a two-over-par 78 in his first 18-hole competition of the season.

The West Branch junior had three bogeys and his lone birdie came on the par-four third while finishing two strokes back of individual champion Rielly McGranahan of Central DeWitt.

Mount Vernon senior Reece Pitlick shot a 77 to finish runner-up.

Matt Whaley shot an 84 and Brady Lukavsky fired an 85 for West Branch.

Mark Schomer finished fifth with an 81 to lead Regina while Solon senior Blake Newell finished eighth with an 81.

Ethan Yahr shot an 83 for Solon.

Tipton Tiger Classic

At Tipton Country Club

Team scores – 1. Central DeWitt 323; 2. West Branch 335; 3. Wilton 339; 4. Mount Vernon 340; 5. Solon 346; 6. Tipton 347; 7. Durant 365; 8. Regina 371; 9. Maquoketa 372; 10. West Liberty 413; 11. North Cedar 474

Individual leaders – 1. Rielly McGranahan (Central DeWitt) 37-39 – 76; 2. Reece Pitlik (Mount Vernon) 35-42 – 77; 3. Ted Bridges (West Branch) 38-40 – 78; 4. Jacob Tischuk (Tipton) 42-39 – 81; 5. Mark Schomer (Regina) 40-41 – 81; 6. Jacob Brainer (Central DeWitt) 41-40 – 81; 7. Dylan McAleer (Central DeWitt) 40-41 – 81; 8. Blake Newell (Solon) 41-40 – 81;

West Branch (335) – Ted Bridges 38-40 – 78; Trevor Thein 45-47 – 92; Brady Lukavsky 44-41 – 85; Cade Aspelmeier 46-42 – 88; Matt Whaley 42-42 – 84; Evan O’Neil 48-44 – 92.

Solon (346) – Ethan Yahr 41-42 – 83; Blake Newell 41-40 – 81; Spencer Wolfe 50-49 – 99; Lucas TePoel 46-43 – 89; Joe Stahle 44-50 – 94; Jake VanRoekel 45-48 – 93

Regina (371) – Mark Schomer 40-41 – 81; Nic Hein 51-47 – 98; Jake Phillips 49-48 – 97; Andrew Miller 50-47 – 97; Steve Sehl 45-52 – 97; Zach Seaman 51-45 – 96.

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Clear Creek Amana Defeats Benton Community

Clear Creek Amana downed Benton Community in a WAMAC Conference dual meet on Thursday at Amana Colonies Golf Course.

The Clippers shot a 244 to finish 11 shots in front of Benton Community.

Emily Greathouse shot a 55 to earn medalist honors for Clear Creek Amana while Benton Community’s Rachel Maschino took runner-up honors with a 57.

West Branch Wins RVC Dual

West Branch rolled to a win over Durant on Thursday in a River Valley Conference dual meet at Cedars Edge Golf Course in West Branch.

Aleah Rocha fired a 48 to earn medalist honors while Drew Perkins shot a 49 to finish as runner-up for the Bears.

Lexi Clemens and Lauren Nalan each shot a 56 to round out the West Branch scoring.

West Branch (209) – Aleah Rocha 48; Drew Perkins 49; Lexi Clemens 56; Lauren Nalan 56; Savannah Sexton 57; McKenna Walsh 60

Durant (265) – Sierra Gregoire 57; Elle Olsen 63; Emily Huston 63; Belle Rockow 82; McKenna Buesing 86.

Solon Finishes Second at WAMAC Triangular

Solon shot a 221 to finish second at a WAMAC Conference triangular meet on Thursday at Prairie Creek Golf Course in Maquoketa.

Host Maquoketa won the team title with a 189 and West Delaware was third with a 234.

Team scores – 1. Maquoketa 189; 2. Solon 221; 3. West Delaware 234

City High Fourth at MVC Quad

City High finished fourth at a Mississippi Valley Conference quadrangular on Thursday at Gardner Golf Course in Cedar Rapids.

Linn-Mar won the team title with a 175 followed by Cedar Rapids Washington with a 191, Cedar Rapids Jefferson with a 219 and City High with a 224.

Emily Knoche shot a 52 to lead City High while Kaylee Paulsen and Grace Bormann each carded a 53.

Tori Niemeyer of Linn-Mar earned medalist honors with a 41 while teammate Kristen Harding shot a 43 to finish runner-up.

Team scores – 1. Linn-Mar 175; 2. Cedar Rapids Washington 191; 3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 219; 4. City High 224

City High (224) – Emily Knoche 52; Kaylee Paulsen 53; Grace Bormann 53; April Wilson 66; Lauryn Varo 69; Kayla Hefley 79