Courier sports staff
---- — INDIANOLA — Monday was a memorable day for Ottumwa's Gavin Dostal, who shared medalist honors with his renowned teammate Matthew Walker at the Indianola Country Club.
The Bulldogs, with Dostal and Walker acting as their bellwethers, took first at the tourney with a collective score of 154. Dostal and his Walker each carded a 58.
"My putter and my irons were really on today," Dostal said.
The two Bulldog linksters, however, were not the only Bulldogs hanging out near the top of the leaderboard. Braxton Coble and Trey Thomas shared runner-up honors with Norwalk's Carter Mallett, as all three golfers posted a 39. In addition, Otttumwa's Dillon Patritto shot a 43 and Hoyt Grooms finished with a 44.
Indianola finished second overall with a 169. Ottumwa will compete in the second half of the CIML Metro Conference Championship at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Des Moines at the Grandview Golf Course.The Bulldogs go into the second half of the conference meet with a one stroke lead over rival Des Moines Roosevelt. Ottumwa's lead owes a lot to Walker, who carded a four-under par score of 66 to give the Bulldogs the slight edge over the Roughriders in the first half of the championship on Aug. 21.
Indianola Country Club
Medalists — Gavin Dostal and Matthew Walker.
Runner-ups — Braxton Coble, Trey Thomas, Carter Mallett (Norwalk) 39.
Team Scores — 1. Ottumwa 154, 2. Indianola 169, 3. Norwalk 174, Des Moines East 192.
Ottumwa Indviduals — Matthew Walker 38, Gavin Dostal 38, Braxton Coble 39, Trey Thomas 39, Dillon Patritto 43, Hoyt Grooms 44.
JV team scores — 1. Indianola 180, 2. Ottumwa 191, 3. Norwalk 206, 4. East 227.
Ottumwa Individuals — Wyatt Crosby, Jacob Bjerke, Jack Hardie 47; Aaron Roane, Justin Budan , Zach Ray 53.