By R.D. KEEP
---- — NEW SHARON – It was a beautiful day for golf Thursday as North Mahaska and Belle Plaine squared off in boys and girls action.
North Mahaska’s A.J. Hibler took advantage of the conditions and shot a 37, two-over par, to earn medalist honors.
However, Belle Plaine was just a bit better and won 173-182.
The Plainsmen had four golfers under 45 to win the match. They were led by Ryan Zumback with a 40.
The meet went much better for the North Mahaska girls.
Mack Fuller and Bailey Upton combined for the top to spots. Fuller carded a five-over par 42 while Upton was runner-up with a 49. Sydney McCulley and Amy Griffin finished with 55s. Also playing was Megan McGriff, who finished with a 59, but did not figure into the scoring.
Belle Plaine 173, North Mahaska 182
Medalist — AJ Hibler, North Mahaska, 37, Runner-up — Ryan Zumbach, Belle Plaine, 40.
North Mahaska — Hibler 37, Connor Hehli 44, Chase Koehler 49, Taylor Legvold 52.
North Mahaska 201, Belle Plaine 242
Medalist — Mack Fuller, North Mahaska, 42. Runner-up — Bailey Upton, North Mahaska, 49.
North Mahaska — Fuller 42,Upton 49, Sydney McCulley 55, Amy Griffin 55, Megan McGriff 59.