GRINNELL — Two all-conference golfers helped the Colfax-Mingo girls’ golf team to a runner-up finish in the South Iowa Cedar League tournament on May 8.
Sophomore Delaney Underwood claimed the runner-up medalist honor, and senior Amy Russell finished in the top 10 as the Tigerhawks shot a 413 at Oakland Acres Golf Course.
Iowa Valley was the team champion with a 387. Seventeen shots back of Colfax-Mingo was Sigourney (430) and the other top-five team was English Valleys (449).
After Lynnville-Sully (469) in fifth was HLV (485), Montezuma (490) and BGM (497).
On the boys’ side, Colfax-Mingo sophomore Ahren Teed finished inside the top 20 individually, but the Tigerhawks were at the bottom of the team standings.
The boys’ team champion was Belle Plaine, whose team included the top two individual finishers.
Belle Plaine shot a 343, which was three shots better than runner-up English Valleys (346) and eight strokes ahead of Iowa Valley (351).
North Mahaska (354) and Keota (363) completed the top five, and Sigourney (364), BGM (365), HLV (367), Montezuma (389), Colfax-Mingo (406) and Lynnville-Sully (434) rounded out the field.
Underwood and Iowa Valley’s Caleigh Smith had another solid battle at the top of the girls’ standings.
Underwood defeated Smith by a few strokes in the dual earlier this season, but Smith got a little redemption May 8.
Underwood was two shots ahead following the front nine after firing a 43, but she carded a 48 on the back nine to finish with a 91. Smith shot a 45 on the front nine but got in front and pulled away on the back nine with a 42. She won the conference title with an 87.
The other Tigerhawk to claim all-conference honors was Russell. She was sixth overall with a 100. She shot a 50 on both the front and back nines.
The other two counting scores from the Tigerhawks came from sophomore Chelsea Russell and freshman Sydni Hostetter. Chelsea Russell carded a 49 on the front nine and a 59 on the back nine for a 108. Hostetter was six shots better on the front nine (54) than she was on the back nine (60) and finished with a 114.
The Tigerhawks’ two non-counting scores came from sophomore Camilla Schlosser (126) and freshman Brielle Reed (135).
Colfax-Mingo played in a Class 1A regional first round tournaments on May 15. The Tigerhawks play in the Region 3B tournament in Marengo.
The boys individual champion was Belle Plaine’s Lance Van Nevel, who was the medalist with a 77. Teammate Chance Baburek carded an 80 for the runner-up medalist.
Teed led the Tigerhawks with an 89. He shot a 47 on the front nine and a 42 on the back nine and finished in a tie for 16th overall.
The rest of the Colfax-Mingo counting scores came from freshman Brady Berkey (98), sophomore Skyler Aikin (109) and junior Wyatt Smith (110).
Berkey shot a 43 on the back nine after carding a 55 on the front.
Tigerhawk boys end their season at sectionals
NEW SHARON — No one could keep pace with North Mahaska at a Class 1A sectional tournament at Prairie Knolls Country Club on May 12.
The Warhawks had three of the top four golfers on the day and cruised to the team title by 32 shots.
Colfax-Mingo’s season ended as the Tigerhawks placed fourth overall. The top three teams advanced to the district tournament because North Mahaska was the host school. Moravia shot a 356 in second and Wayne also advanced with a 359.
Colfax-Mingo carded a 396 in fourth, Lynnville-Sully was next with a 427 and Southeast Warren ended up sixth with a 453.
Teed, Berkey and Aikin all shot 97 to lead the Tigerhawks. It took a 93 to advance to districts as an individual.
Duffy shot a 105 as the final counting score, while Dunsbergen (115) and Smith (120) had non-counting scores.