Courier sports staff
---- — STATE CENTER — On a day filled with a lot of close competition, the Oskaloosa boys golf team was right in the mix. The Indians finished battling four different teams for fourth place on Monday at the West Marshall Invitational, settling for seventh place after losing a tiebreaker for sixth with Norwalk as the Indians joined the Warriors with a team total of 341.
“I don’t think the temperature ever got over 40 degrees and the wind chill had to be around freezing,” Oskaloosa head boys golf coach Bret Foster said. “We had sleet to start the round and a handful of flurries at some point during the round, so the boys did a pretty good job of grinding through the round.”
Oskaloosa hosts Grinnell and Pella today at 4:15 p.m.
West Marshall Invitational
At Lincoln Valley Golf Course
(*-lost team tiebreaker)
(**-won on card-off)
Team scoring — 1. PCM 307, 2. Grinnell 315, 3. South Hamilton 317, 4. Nevada 334, 5. Boone 335, 6. Norwalk 341, *-7. Oskaloosa 341, 8. Pella Christian 343, 9. Colfax-Mingo 348, 10. Bondurant-Farrar 352, 11. Perry 361, 12. West Marshall 370, 13. East Marshall 376.
**-Medalist — Hunter Van Veen (PCM) 72.
Runner-up — Zach McGriff (Grinnell) 72.
Oskaloosa individuals — Clay Tucker 78, Andrew Brouwer 87, Tanner Lanphier 88, Ethan Farner 88, Andrew Shaffer 94, Logan Lunsford 111.
Clay Tucker led the Indians with a six-over par round of 78 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course, which saw PCM come home with the team title by eight shots over Grinnell. The Mustangs’ Hunter Van Veen beat the Tigers’ Zach McGriff for the meet medalist honors on a card-off.