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Iowa state golf: H-LP boys place second

NEWTON, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park, the leader after the first day of the Iowa Class 1A state golf tournament, finished second overall to Grundy Center at the Westwood Golf Club on Friday.

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NEWTON, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park, the leader after the first day of the Iowa Class 1A state golf tournament, finished second overall to Grundy Center at the Westwood Golf Club on Friday.

Grundy Center beat Harris-Lake Park 683 strokes to 687. The Wolves led the field after Thursday’s round but couldn’t keep up with Grundy Center, which improved its first-day score by 29 strokes on the second day.

Exira/Elk Horn placed third in the tournament with a 696. Winfield-Mt. Union was next with 701, followed by Westwood-Sloan and New London with 705, Bishop Garrigan 708, IKM-Manning 721 and St. Edmond-Fort Dodge 744.

Westwood was only three strokes behind H-LP after Thursday but ballooned to 357 strokes on Friday to finish in a tie for fifth. Harris-Lake Park was more consistent, firing a 345 on the first day and a 342 on the second.

But Grundy Center was outstanding on Friday, following up its 356 with a 327.

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Jacob Hesner of East Buchanan was the tournament medalist, with 147.

Lucas Gunderson led H-LP with a 161, firing rounds of 83 and 78 over the two-day tournament. The score tied him for seventh place.

Teammate Isaac Ihnen shot a 172, placing in a tie for 16. Other H-LP scores included Bryce Perkins with 175, Adrian Martin 179, Jaxson Heikens 191 and Bret Sohn 193.

In Class AA at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, Sheldon Orab Tyler Merley finished fifth with a 148. Bo Weissenfluh of Dike-New Hartford was the medalist with a 144.

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