Golf Roundup: West Branch Runner-up at Tipton Tournament

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West Branch had a pair of golfer finish in the top four on its way to a runner-up team finish at the Tiger Classic golf tournament on Thursday at Tipton Golf and Country Club.

Freshman Brady Knoop fired a two-over-par 74 to finish third and Ted Bridges shot a 75 to place fourth as West Branch carded a 308 to finish seven strokes back of team champion Central DeWitt.

Host Tipton was third with a 328 followed by Wilton with a 332, Maquoketa with a 342 and Solon With a 344.

Regina was seventh with a 352.

West Branch had four players shoot 80 or better as freshman Dylan Countryman carded a 79 and Kaleb Sexton shot an 80 for the Bears.

Regina was led by Mark Schomer with a 76 while Luke Van Roekel shot an 84 and Lucas TePoel shot an 86 to pace Solon.

Tiger Classic Tournament

At Tipton Golf and Country Club

Team scores – 1. Central DeWitt 301; 2. West Branch 308; 3. Tipton 328; 4. Wilton 332; 5. Maquoketa 342; 6. Solon 344; 7. Regina 352; 8. Durant 358; 9. Mount Vernon 368; 10. North Cedar 407

Individual leaders – 1. Jacob Brainerd (CD) 36-35 – 71; 2. Jared Townsend (WIL) 36-38 – 74; 3. Brady Knoop (WB) 38-36 – 74; 4. Ted Bridges (WB) 37-38 – 75; 5. Dylan McAleer (CD) 39-36 – 75; 6. Tucker Kinney (CD) 36-40 – 76

West Branch (308) – Brady Knoop 38-36 – 74; Ted Bridges 37-38 – 75; Dylan Countryman 40-39 – 79; Kaleb Sexton 41-39 – 80; Gage Gingerich 47-40 – 87; Matt Whaley 45-46 – 91

Solon (344) – Luke Van Roekel 44-40 – 84; Lucas TePoel 46-40 – 86; Stetson McIlravy 41-45 – 86; Jake Van Roekel 43-45 – 88; Carson Yakish 46-47 – 93; Joe Stahle 47-47 – 94

Regina (352) – Mark Schomer 40-36 – 76; Nic Hein 44-41 – 85; Andrew Miller 44-46 – 90; Casey Daniel 52-49 – 101; James Clark 57-50 – 107; Coltrae Kerschen 60-55 – 115

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City High Third at Waterloo West Quad

Emily Knoche placed third with a 46 to lead City High to a third-place team finish on Thursday at a Mississippi Valley Conference quadrangular at Gates Golf Course in Waterloo.

Cedar Rapids Xavier won the team title with a 180 led by individual medalist Ellie Braksiek’s 37 while Western Dubuque was second with a 194 and City High was third with a 214.

Kaylee Paulsen shot a 54 for City High and April Wilson added a 56 for the Little Hawks.

Team scores – 1. Cedar Rapids Xavier 180; 2. Western Dubuque 194; 3. City High 214; 4. Waterloo West 242

Individual Leaders – 1. Ellie Braksiek (CRX) 37; 2. Libby Kramer (CRX) 45; 3. Emily Knoche (ICH) 46; 4. Emilie Vaske (WD) 46

City High (214) – Emily Knoche 46, Kaylee Paulsen 54, April Wilson 56, Alexa Fredericks 58, Kayla Hefley 77

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