West Branch's Bridges Claims RVC Golf Crown

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A year ago West Branch claimed the River Valley Conference team title.

On Wednesday the Bears added an individual title to its recent run over RVC success.

Ted Bridges fired a three-over-par 75 to claim the individual title at the River Valley Conference meet at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.

Bridges shot an even-par 36 on the back nine to hold off Connor Michels of Bellevue by one stroke for the individual title.

The 75 from Bridges helped West Branch to a runner-up finish, one stroke back of team champion Wilton which shot a 331.

Mid-Prairie was third with a 344 followed by Tipton with a 345 and Regina with a 351.

Wilton had a pair of players break 80 as Jared Townsend finished fourth with a 77 and Nolan Leaton shot a 79 to place seventh.

That helped the Beavers return to the top spot after finishing runner-up to West Branch in the team race a year ago.

West Branch got an 83 from Trevor Thein and an 85 from freshman Kaleb Sexton while shooting a 332.

Thein finished ninth while Sexton placed 11th as both players earned all-conference honors.

Sophomore Nic Hein fired an 86 to lead Regina while fellow sophomore Mark Schomer shot an 87 to place 87.

Hein and Schomer both earned honorable mention all-conference honors for their performances on Wednesday.

Jake Phillips and Brady Wallace each shot an 89 for the Regals while Brady Lukavsky carded an 89 for West Branch.

River Valley Conference Meet

At Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

Team scores – 1. Wilton 331; 2. West Branch 332; 3. Mid-Prairie 344; 4. Tipton 345; 5. Regina 351; 6. Monticello 360; 7. Cascade 361; 8. Durant 368; 9. Bellevue 375; 10. North Cedar 378; 11. West Liberty 384; 12. Camanche 412; 13. Northeast 418

Individual leaders – 1. Ted Bridges (WB) 39-36 – 75; 2. Connor Michels (BEL) 40-36 – 76; 3. Lucas Callison (DUR) 35-42 – 77; 4. Jared Townsend (WIL) 36-41 – 77; 5. Noah Schlabaugh (MP) 40-39 – 79; 6. Race Cuckler (CAS) 41-38 – 79; 7. Nolan Leaton (WIL) 41-38 – 79; 8. Logan Callison (DUR) 42-38 – 80; 9. Trevor Thein (WB) 42-41 – 83; 10. Keith Penningroth (TIP) 44-40 – 84; 11. Kaleb Sexton (WB) 42-43 – 85; 12. Jacob Tischuk (TIP) 41-44 – 85; 13. Nic Hein (ICR) 44-42 – 86; 14. Gannon O’Brien (CAS) 40-46 – 86; 15. Jake MacDonald (TIP) 43-43 – 86; 16. Tyler Hartman (WIL) 86; 17. Mark Schomer (ICR) 43-44 – 87; 18. Collin Gingerich (MP) 44-43 – 87; 19. Kegan Arduser (MON) 42-45 – 87; 20. Nash Sutterman (MON) 46-41 – 87; 21. Austin Beaver (WL) 44-44 – 88; 22. Ryan Slaubaugh (MP) 45-43 – 88; 23. Mason Kagemann (CAM) 45-43 – 88

Regina (351) – Nic Hein 44-42 – 86; Mark Schomer 43-44 – 87; Jake Phillips 49-40 – 89; Brady Wallace 46-43 – 89; Andrew Miller 47-45 – 92; Zach Seaman 47-47 – 94

West Branch (332) – Ted Bridges 39-36 – 75; Trevor Thein 42-41 – 83; Kaleb Sexton 42-43 – 85; Brady Lukavsky 42-47 – 89; Cade Aspelmeier 47-46 – 93; Matt Whaley 51-54 – 105