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September 19, 2013

Bulldog linksters beat out the rain; beat North in Metro dual

OTTUMWA — The sunny skies the Ottumwa boys teed off under on Thursday didn’t stick around long.

Fortunately for head coach Scott Maas, they stuck around just long enough.

Dark, threatening skies and equally threatening conditions blew into southern Iowa and blew across Cedar Creek Golf Course early Thursday evening, turning a breezy but beautiful day for CIML Metro golf into a late scramble for the linksters still out on the course. Those left with scores unfinished on the day, however, were only Ottumwa junior varsity golfers.

Before the winds really picked up, lightning started showing up and rain started to fall, the Ottumwa boys golf team added yet another CIML Metro dual win to a busy week of action. The Bulldogs outscored visiting Des Moines North 150-200 as OHS took advantage of a rare home dual and, for as long as they could anyway.

“It would have been a hard time trying to reschedule this one,” Maas said after watching his OHS boys beat a third Metro foe this week after taking wins over Des Moines East and Hoover in a triangular on Tuesday. “We get real busy starting with a really good tournament at Marshalltown (today). We play again on Monday in Burlington and Tuesday at Southeast Polk. That’s three days in a row that we’re playing and all against really good competition.”

“It was nice to play North in a dual and play on our home course. We got a lot of parents out here to follow the boys around.”

For the second time in a row, the Bulldogs made sure that almost the entire roster got out onto the course during the conference competition. Unlike Tuesday, which saw Ottumwa hit the road to face two Metro foes, several of the regular Bulldog regular starters were back in the lineup to compete in the first meet of the season for OHS at Cedar Creek.

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