Cyclones score two wins for Senior Night
By Micah Knebel

The golf squads ended this year’s senior night with a pair of wins. The teams hosted Sumner-Fredericksburg and Oelwein on May 2.

The girls came out on top with 196, their lowest team score of the season. Sumner-Fredericksburg finished second with 202 and Oelwein third with 213. Olivia Buhr was runner up with 46 strokes, three points behind Sumner-Fredericksburg’s Chloe Bolte. Denver’s Allison Sessler and Alexis Wurzer tied for fourth with 49, followed by Norah Oltrogge in eighth with 51, Bailey Nuss tied for ninth with 54, and Sydney Buss in 11th with 55.

The boys won their match with a score of 166. Oelwein came in second with 174 and Sumner-Fredericksburg in third with 193. The Cyclones claimed the top five spots individually. Clayton Liddle took first with 41 strokes, followed by Ashton Gonnerman and Mitchell DeVries in second with 41, Conner Wurzer in fourth with 44, and Creyton Buhr in fifth with 45. Brady Hartman finished eighth with 48.

Against Waverly-Shell Rock

On May 4, the girls (8-1) took a 421-410 loss against Waverly-Shell Rock (12-2) at the Gates Park Golf Course. Bailey Nuss earned a medal for her second-place finish with 100 strokes. Alexis Wurzer took fourth with 102, Olivia Burh fifth with 105, Norah Oltrogge seventh with 114, and Sydney Buss 10th with 122.

Boys’ NICL Conference

On May 4, the Cyclones finished fifth out of 10 teams at the NICL Conference Meet in Cedar Falls.

Clayton Liddle finished second out of 96 competitors and took conference honors with his score of 74. The second-place finish gave Liddle his tenth medal of the season.

Mitchell DeVries was the next top finisher for Denver with 87 strokes, tying him for 32nd. Conner Wurzer finished in a four-way tie for 34th with 88, followed by Creyton Buhr tied for 38th with 89, Ashton Gonnerman tied for 40th with 90, and Brady Hartman in a four-way tie for 57th with 97.

At La Porte City

The girls finished their regular season with a 193-231 win over Union. Olivia Buhr and Alexis Wurzer tied with 47. Buhr took the first-place medal on a card back. Wurzer took the runner-up medal.

The girls closed out their regular season 11-2.
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