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Local Golf Teams Battle the Elements at Knoxville Invitational

Posted: Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Cold and breezy conditions at the Pine Knolls Country Club in Knoxville made for a challenging day of golf for the boys golf teams from Knoxville, Pella and Pella Christian.  With temperatures feeling like 22 degrees with the wind, the meet was changed from 18 holes to a nine-hole format to help the teams cope with the elements.  

Pella’s Lucas Boyd shot a 41 to tie for third place individually to lead the Little Dutch to a third-place finish with a team score of 181.  Albia shot one stroke better to take second place and Colfax-Mingo put two golfers in the top three scoring positions to take the team title with a 164.  

Knoxville shot a  192 to finish in sixth on their home course, while Pella Christian was three strokes back at 195 to take seventh place.

Team Scores:

Colfax-Mingo – 164
Albia – 180
Pella – 181
Grinnell – 187
Winterset – 190
Knoxville – 192
Pella Christian – 195
Chariton – 209

Individual Scoring:

Pella – Lucas Boyd (41), Beau Vandersluis (45), Ryan Van Norden (48), Josh Cortis (50), Sean Rennich (48), Mitchell Van Zante (47)

Knoxville – Jared Kendall (46), Bryant McWilliams (48), Ryan Caughey (52), Keeton Hollingshead (51), Andy Smith (50), Paul Gerver (48)

Pella Christian – Drew Stravers (48), Curtis Rozenboom (44), Blake Riggen (51), Mason Howerzyl (52), Brennan Veenstra (55), Justin Stravers (52)