Golf Roundup: West Branch Wins Wildcat Invitational

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West Branch had four players finish in the top 10 on its way to winning the team title at the 10-team Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday at Wahkonsa Country Club in Durant.

Each of the top four West Branch golfers broke 80 on Tuesday as the Bears shot a 317 to outdistance runner-up Wilton by 16 strokes.

Mid-Prairie was third with 334 followed by Tipton with 340 and Winfield-Mount Union with a 346. Regina was ninth with a 403.

Brady Lukavsky, Dylan Countryman and Ted Bridges all fired a 79 for West Branch to finish sixth, eighth and ninth respective.

Kaleb Sexton was a shot back, placing 10th with an 80.

Brock Hartley of Wilton won the individual title with a 75 while teammate Jared Townsend was runner-up with a 76.

Wildcat Invitational

Team scores – 1. West Branch 317; 2. Wilton 333; 3. Mid-Prairie 334; 4. Tipton 340; 5. Winfield-Mount Union 346; 6. Durant 381; 7. North Cedar 393; 8. Columbus 397; 9. Regina 403; 10. Louisa-Muscatine 448

Individual leaders – 1. Brock Hartley (WIL) 36-39 – 75; 2. Jared Townsend (WIL) 42-34 – 76; 3. Noah Schlabaugh 39-38 – 77; 4. Jarod Kadel (W-MU) 41-36 – 77; 5. Logan Callison (DUR) 41-36 – 77; 6. Brady Lukavsky (WB) 40-39 – 79; 7. Nolan Ross (W-MU) 38-41 – 79; 8. Dylan Countryman (WB) 39-40 – 79; 9. Ted Bridges (WB) 40-39 – 79; 10. Kaleb Sexton (WB) 41-39 – 80

West Branch (317) – Ted Bridges 40-39 – 79; Brady Lukavsky 40-39 – 79; Dylan Countryman 39-40 – 79; Kaleb Sexton 41-39 – 80; Brady Knoop 39-41 – 80; Matt Whaley 43-45 – 88

Regina (403) – Mark Schomer 40-42 – 82; Nick Hein 50-44 – 94; Andrew Triplett 60-53 – 113; Casey Daniel 53-61 – 114; Andrew Miller 55-60 – 115; James Clark 64-56 – 120

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