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North Mahaska hosted the South Iowa Cedar League boys golf tournament at Prairie Knolls Golf Course on Monday with six teams participating. HLV carded a 331 to outdistance second place BGM with a 31. Montezuma was third one stroke back with a 332. North Mahaska was sixth with a 392.

The teams began at 1 p.m. with favorable temperatures but a solid southerly wind blowing 25 miles per hour or better throughout. For many of the teams it was the first 18-hole tourney of the season.

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North Mahaska senior Ryan Andersen chips onto the 8 green at Prairie Knolls Golf Course in New Sharon. Andersen shot a 95 to help NM to a 392.

Montezuma’s Cruz DeJong and HLV’s Peyton Roth each shot 4-over par 74. DeJong won the card-off. Lynnville-Sully’s Keegan DeWitt fired a 76 for third. Levi Molyneux was fourth with a 79 and Beau Burns fifth with an 80.

Nolan Andersen and Jack Kelderman paced North Mahaska. Andersen shot 46-49–95. Kelderman carded a 48-48–96 followed by Maddox Wynja with a 50-49–99. Jacob Held shot a 52-50–102 to round out the scoring. Also playing was Jeremiah Ashman, who had two of his best rounds going 57-58–115. The Warhawks played the tourney without their number one golfer Jaxon Van Der Veer, who was ill.

Jack Kelderman of North Mahaska chips onto the green on his way to a 96 during the South Iowa Cedar League West golf tourney at Prairie Knolls in New Sharon Monday.

North Mahaska will have a quick turn around when they play in the Oskaloosa Invitational Tuesday at Edmundson Golf Course. The tourney will feature Class 2A, 3A and 4A teams. Tee time is 1 p.m.

Team scores
HLV 326; 2. BMG 331; 3. Montezuma 332; 4. Lynnville-Sully 345; 5. Colfax-Mingo 385; 6. North Mahaska 392.