Herald Staff Report

DURANT — Dan McGarry and Mike Sullens tied for fourth place in the medalist race and led Camanche to a third-place finish that allowed the Indians to advance Monday at the Iowa Class 2A Durant Sectional boys golf tournament.

Wilton, playing on its home course at Wahkonsa Country Club, won the team title with a 338-stroke total. West Branch was second at 343, followed by Camanche at 347. Iowa rules say that when a team advances on its home course, three teams will advance instead of the normal two. That allows Camanche to move on to Friday’s district meet at Kalona Golf Club.

McGarry and Sullens each shot an 82 for the Indians. Erik Grunder of Wilton was the medalist with a 6-over-par 78. Grunder birdied four par-4 holes and finished with three consecutive pars.

McGarry and Sullens had quite different rounds.

McGarry was at his best on the front nine, where he birdied the par-5 first hole and added four more pars for a 3-over 39. He also parred three of the first five holes on the back side but had three bogeys and one double bogey on Nos. 15-18.

In contrast, Sullens birdied the par-4 15th and 18th holes and shot par on the par-3 17th as he shot a 2-over 38 on the back side. He had four pars on the front nine but also had two bogeys and three double bogeys.

Team standings

(Top three advance to district meet)

1. Wilton 338; 2. West Branch 343; 3. Camanche 347; 4. Iowa City Regina 358; 5. West Liberty 358; 6. North Cedar 368; 7. Tipton 387; 8. Durant 390.

Individual leaders

(Top four, plus ties, advance to district meet)

1. Erik Grunder (Wil) 39-39—78; 2. (tie) Ryan Waack (Wil) 39-42—81, Cale Oltmanns (WL) 38-43— 81. 4 (tie) Dan McGarry (Cam) 39-43—82, Mike Sullens (Cam) 44-38—82.

WILTON (338) — Grunder 78, Waack 81, Jared Howell 89, Alec Crawford 90, Kyle Paulsen 95, Tyler Fowler 99.

WEST BRANCH (343) — Mitch Moon 83, Ryan Kirkey 85, Austin Finnegan 86, Rilen Carew 89, Dan Nagel 91, Matt Chinander 100.

CAMANCHE (347) — McGarry 39-43—82, Sullens 44-38—82, Andrew Keeling 44-44—88, Brady Grell 49-46—95, Cody Claussen 50-47—97, Cody Snodgrass 53-46—99.

REGINA (358) — John Staak 86, Nate Wood 89, Jacob Schultz 91, Kyle Helbing 92, Isaac Schropp 94, Austin Kammerer 95.

WEST LIBERTY (365) — Oltmanns 81, Thomas Allen 89, Erik McKillip 96, Dillon Brooke 99, Matt Harvey 110, Mac Howes 116.

NORTH CEDAR (368) — Jacob Edleman 90, Kyle Jackson 90, Tyler Glover 93, Chris Drewelow 95, Jordan Hay 97, John Fisher 99.

TIPTON (387) — Alex Rink 88, Charlie Miles 88, Eric Grimoskas 105, John Meixner 106, Eric Clark 107, Colton Blake 109.

DURANT (390) — Cody Barclay 91, Keith Sanders 93, Grant Reimers 100, Riley Paustian 106, Logan Keese 110, Garrett Porstmann 118.

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