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Panthers win Chariton tourney

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:58 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:08 a.m. CDT
(Contributed photo by SANDI SICKELS)
Shown are members of the Creston/O-M boys golf team, which won the team championship at Saturday's Chariton Tournament. Pictured, from left, are Christian Groumoutis, Carson Whittington, Coleton Hoepker, Kyle Somers, Hunter Sickels and Maxx Walters.

CHARITON — The Creston/Orient-Macksburg boys golf team posted a team score of 298 for a nine-stroke margin over second place Centerville here Saturday at the Chariton Tournament.

Panther senior Carson Whittington carded an even-par 72 for the tournament, after improving by four strokes on the back nine, shooting a 34 to finish as medalist. Hunter Sickels finished in a three-way tie for second with a round of 1-over par 73.

“Awesome golf,” Creston/O-M head coach Jan Lesan said. “At the turn, Creston/O-M was 153, Fairfield and Pella were at 155 and Centerville was at 158. Carson and Hunter got busy and came in under par.”

Christian Groumoutis shot a round of 76, while Coleton Hoepker rounded out the team scoring with his round of 77.

“This gave Creston a solid one through four,” Lesan said. “Both Maxx (Walters) and Kyle (Somers) improved on their second nine holes and played consistent golf.”

Somers shot an 82, while Walters recorded an 85.

The Panthers return to action today at the Hawkeye 10 Tournament, with the boys traveling to Denison-Schleswig and the girls traveling to Fox Run in Council Bluffs. Tee times were pushed back to 10 a.m.

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Team standings — 1. Creston/O-M 298, 2. Centerville 307, 3. Pella 310, 4. Knoxville 313, 5. Fairfield 318, 6. Albia 331, 7. Clarke 380, 8. Chariton 382.

Creston/O-M (298) — Carson Whittington 38-34—72, Hunter Sickels 38-35—73, Christian Groumoutis 39-37—76, Coleton Hoepker 38-39—77, Kyle Somers 43-39—82, Maxx Walters 43-42—85.

Individual standings — 1. Carson Whittington, Creston/O-M, 72; 2. Blake Dabney, Centerville, 73; 3. Hunter Sickels, Creston/O-M, 73; 4. Skylar Cunningham, Knoxville, 73; 5. Jake Doorman, Pella, 74; 6. Wyatt Carter, Knoxville, 75.

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