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Trojans and Bolts tangle with Tigers on the links

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR FALLS–— Iowa City West High and Liberty High golfers competed in Cedar Falls High School’s Tiger Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Beaver Hills Golf Course, where Linn-Mar edged Cedar Falls on a fifth-score tiebreaker for the team championship. The Lions won with 317, while the Tigers were second (317) and Cedar Rapids Xavier finished third (321).
Cedar Rapids Washington’s Connor Neighbors was the medalist with 74; Cole Yearling from Linn-Mar was the runner-up with a 74, as well, while Dubuque Wahlert’s Sam Ambrosy was third, also with 74.
The West High Trojans were 12th with 359, while the Liberty High Lightning were 14th with 386. Kyle Spence led the Trojans with a ninth-place finish and 77 for the day, while A.J. Meyer led the Lightning with a 58th-place finish and a score of 92.
West High hosts Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Waterloo West on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Finkbine Golf Course with a 3:15 p.m. start.
The Lightning travel to Cedar Falls and Pheasant Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 28, for a 3:15 p.m. meet with Cedar Falls, Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Prairie. West and Liberty compete in District action on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Pheasant Ridge, in Cedar Falls, starting at 10 a.m.

Team Scores— : 1, Linn-Mar, 317. 2, Cedar Falls, 317. 3, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 321. 4, Cedar Rapids Washington, 323. 5, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 327. 5, Dubuque Wahlert, 327. 7, Dubuque Senior, 334. 8, Muscatine, 335. 9, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 338. 10, Dubuque Hempstead, 357. 11, Western Dubuque, 358. 12, Iowa City West High, 359. 13, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 378. 14, Liberty High, 386.
Individual Scores— : 9, Kyle Spence, Iowa City West, 77. 53, Zach Starman, Iowa City West, 91. 56, Ryan Cooper, Iowa City West, 92. 58, AJ Meyer, Liberty High, 92. 64, Bo Gryp, Liberty High, 93. 73, Ben Amelon, Iowa City West, 99. 75, Connor Roach, Liberty High, 99. 76, Braden Houston, Iowa City West, 101. 77, Caleb Kirk, Iowa City West, 101. 78, Cody Schroeder, Liberty High, 102. 83, Shane Alberts, Liberty High, 110. 84, Ethan O’Donnell, Liberty High, 117.