The Ottumwa Courier

May 2, 2013

Hughes' top score lifts Warriors to dual win

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — KEOSAUQUA— The Van Buren girls golf team, led by Payten Hughes, defeated Central Lee in dual Tuesday 215-234, while the Warrior boys fell to the Hawks by 11 strokes, 175-186.

Hughes posted a round of 48 — which earned her runner-up status — and helped her team pick up the win.

Hughes finished five strokes behind medalist Alex Krebiel, who carded a 43.

Lydia Heald finished just behind her Warrior teammate with a round of 49. Rounding things out for the Van Buren girls were Meredith Miller, who carded a 58; Bethany Millard, who shot a 60; and Taylor Murgia, who finished with a 68.

For the Warrior boys, Austin Bartholomew tied for second overall with a 43 and Noah Whitten carded a 45. Coming in third among the Van Buren boys was Brandon Plecker, who finished with a 48. Finishing things out for the Warriors were Braxton Bainbridge with a 50, Mitch Garrels 54 and Colton Gates 59.

Tuesday, April 30

Par 36

Boys Team scoring — 1. Central Lee 175, Van Buren 186.

Medalist —1. Nick Pundt 39.

Runner-up — Tie: Austin Bartholomew (VB), Zach Bohnenkamp (CL), Ethen Miller (CL).

Van Buren individuals — 1. Bartholomew 43, 2. Noah Whitten 45, 3. Brandon Plecker 48, 4. Braxton Bainbridge 50, 5. Mitch Garrels 54, 6. Colton Gates 59.

Girls team scores —Van Buren 215, Central Lee 234

Medalist — Alex Krehbiel (CL) 43.

Runner-up — Payten Hughes (VB) 48.

Van Buren individuals — 1. Hughes 48, 2. Lydia Heald 49, 3. Meredith Miller 58, 4. Bethany Millard 60, 5. Taylor Murguia 68.