Comet golfers 3-peat at HD Invite
By John Burbridge
HAMPTON — It’s ad nauseam to state that every shot counts.
But that doesn’t make it less true.
At Saturday’s Hampton-Dumont Invitational, Charles City boys golf team breathed a sigh of relief when the final golfer from Iowa Fall-Alden made it back to the clubhouse with a score that adjusted the Cadets’ overall score to 351.
The Comets’ overall score was 350, good enough for first place in the five-team field.
Charles City senior Jackson Molstead led the way with an 18-hole score of 84. Atticus Parrott shot an 86, and Tait Arndt and Skyler Houdek each shot 90s to round out the carded scorers for the Comets.
“Overall, it was a balanced effort,” Charles City head coach Dave Williams said.
For the Comets, it was a “3-peat” of H-D Invite championships with previous wins in 2018 and 2017. In 2016, Charles City placed second.
Individual medalist honors went to Forest City’s Tyler Clouse, who shot a 78 for the third-place Indians (370).
RJ Ford was runner-up (79) for the Cadets.
North Butler senior Beau Thompson placed third among individuals with an 80.