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Comet golfers 3-peat at HD Invite

Comet golfers 3-peat at HD Invite
Press photo by John Burbridge
From left, Charles City golfers Jackson Molstead, Tait Arndt, Colton Slinger, Atticus Parrott, Carter Johanningmeier and Skylar Houdak, and head coach Dave Williams gather for a group photo after the Comets won their third-straight Hampton-Dumont Invitational.

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.