LYNNVILLE — The Colfax-Mingo golf teams had the best scoring golfers on Diamond Trail Golf Club’s course April 13.
That only resulted in one team win though as the Tigerhawks and Lynnville-Sully split a pair of matchups during South Iowa Cedar League action.
The L-S girls defeated Colfax-Mingo 224-234, and the Tigerhawk boys (201) were 16 shots better than the L-S boys to win their first meet of the season.
Colfax-Mingo sophomore Delaney Underwood won medalist honors for the third straight meet, but Lynnville-Sully’s depth helped the Hawks claim the win.
On the boys’ side, sophomore Ahren Teed was one shot better than freshman teammate Brady Berkey, and the 1-2 finish pushed the Tigerhawk boys to a convincing win.
“It was a huge, fun battle between my No. 1 and No. 2 boys for medalist honors,” Colfax-Mingo coach Nick Noring said. “The competitive nature is on a high note with this young group of men. The family bonding atmosphere, with the drive to compete against one another on a daily basis is truly helping us improve at every aspect of our game.”
Underwood carded a 49 to win the girls’ tournament, but the Tigerhawks couldn’t overcome the absences of No. 2 Amy Russell and No. 4 Shanen Shedenhelm.
“Delaney is in the zone,” Noring said. “It’s a pleasure to watch her strive to be better day in and day out.”
Colfax-Mingo sophomores Chelsea Russell and Camilla Schlosser both shot 59s to place fifth and sixth. The Tigerhawks’ final counting score was freshman Brielle Reed’s 67.
“With two varsity ladies out for the meet tonight, our No. 7 and No. 8 golfers were called to step up to challenge of varsity,” Noring said. “They accepted the challenge and battled all the way to the end. We fell short, but I am proud of them for stepping in and competing at their highest level.”
Freshman Sydni Hostetter and sophomore Jasmine Riley carded non-counting scores of 72 and 90, respectively, for Colfax-Mingo.
Teed and Berkey went back-and-forth against each other in the boys portion of the tournament. Berkey led Teed by one stroke midway through the round, but the Tigerhawks’ No. 1 golfer rallied for the medalist win. Teed shot a 46, but Berkey’s 47 earned runner-up medalist honors.
Junior Wyatt Smith shot a 52 to finish fifth.
Colfax-Mingo won the head-to-head battle because the back end of its lineup was seventh and eighth overall. Sophomore Skyler Aikin shot a 56, and sophomore Nic Duffy carded a 59. Juniors Jake Dunsbergen and Jarod Nichols each shot non-counting 62s.
Colfax-Mingo’s boys played at 4:30 p.m. on April 18 at Collins-Maxwell/Baxer. The Raiders host the Colfax-Mingo girls at 4 p.m. on April 20 at Twin Anchors Golf Course.
C-M girls take down North Mahaska, BGM
NEW SHARON — The Colfax-Mingo girls won its second straight meet on April 10.
Underwood claimed medalist honors for the second time, leading the Tigerhawks to a road win over BGM and North Mahaska.
Underwood carded a career-best 44, and the Tigerhawks won the meet with a 219. BGM was next with a 243 and North Mahaska did not have enough golfers for a team score.
The Tigerhawk boys finished third behind North Mahaska and BGM in their road meet. Colfax-Mingo shot a 195 and lost to BGM by 15 strokes and to North Mahaska by 19.
Behind Underwood in the girls’ tournament was Amy Russell and Chelsea Russell, who both shot a 57. The final counting score was Schlosser’s 61. Shedenhelm shot a non-counting 64 and Riley carded a non-counting 69.
The Tigerhawk girls improved their team score by 25 strokes from their season opener.
The Tigerhawk boys were 18 strokes better Monday than they were in their season opener, but it still ended in a loss.
Berkey was the best Tigerhawk golfer with a 46. Teed carded a 47, Smith and Aikin each carded a 51 and Duffy had a non-counting 53. Dunsbergen finished with a non-counting 63.
C-M finishes fourth at W-G
WOODWARD — The Colfax-Mingo boys played its first competitive 18 holes of the season on April 11.
The Class 1A Tigerhawks faced two 2A programs and 3A Saydel and came home with a fourth-place finish.
Colfax-Mingo shot a 406 as a team. Teed carded an 87, which put him fourth overall.
Host Woodward-Granger won the meet with a 356, Saydel shot a 362 and Earlham carded a 391 in third.
“My young men competed very well,” Colfax-Mingo coach Nick Noring said. “It was a great meet for our mental toughness and training for our bodies to play 18 consecutive holes.”
Berkey had the second-best score for the Tigerhawks.
Berkey was 16 shots back of Teed with a 103. Smith shot a 107 and Aikin had the final counting score of 109.
The two non-counting scores came from Duffy (111) and Dunsbergen (120).