Cedar Rapids Xavier had three golfers tie for third, helping the Saints grab the team title and a lead for the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division crown. The Saints shot 306, six shots better than the rest of the field, breaking a tie with Linn-Mar for the divisional lead.
Cedar Rapids Prairie Cal Clark claimed medalist honors, firing a 74 Monday at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. Clark carded matching 37′s on the front and back to finish 2-over.
Clark posted an eagle, scoring a 2 on the par-4 No. 11 hole. He also birdied the par-5 eighth hole.
Matt Junge, Ben Sagers and John Ingwersen led Xavier with 76 apiece. Evan Jordan shot 78 to round out the Saints scorers. Junge will take a four-stroke lead into the third round on Sept 30 for MVC Valley Player of the Year honors.
Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Washington tied for second with 312.
Trevor McCann was part of the five-way tie for third with 76 to power the Lions. Dominic Rodriguez and Frank Lindwall led the Warriors with each shooting 77 and finishing in a four-way tie for eighth.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE VALLEY DIVISIONAL MEET
At Cedar Falls
(Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, par 72)
Teams - 1. C.R. Xavier 306, 2. (tie) Linn-Mar and C.R. Washington 312, 4. Dubuque Wahlert 315, 5. Cedar Falls 316, 6. C.R. Prairie 322, 7. Waterloo West 352.
Individuals - 1. Cal Clark (CRP), 74, 2. Matt Bauman (CF), 75, 3. Ben Sagers (CRX), Matt Junge (CRX), John Ingwersen (CRX), Trevor McCann (LM) and Sam Richter (WW), 76.
C.R. Xavier (306): Sagers 76, Junge 76, Ingwersen 76, Evan Jordan 78
Linn-Mar (312): McCann 76, Jason Gingrich 78, Max Thrune 78, Jake Sevcik 80
C.R. Washington (312): Dominic Rodriguez 78, Frank Lindwall 78, Max Claassen 79, Evan Jankwietz 79
C.R. Prairie (322): Clark 74, Mitch Lorenz 82, Cooper Reittinger 83, Colin Vondracek 83.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE VALLEY DIVISION LEADERS
(Through two of three rounds)
Teams - 1. C.R. Xavier 263-306–569, 2. Linn-Mar 263–312-575, 3. Dubuque Wahlert 272-315–587, 4. C.R. Washington 276-312–588, 5. Cedar Falls 283-316–599, 6. C.R. Prairie 278-322–600, 7. Waterloo West 307-352–659.
*Individuals - 1. Matt Junge (CRX), 61-76–137, 2. (tie) Trevor McCann (LM) 65-76–141 and Charlie Smith (DW) 64-77–141, 4. (tie) Cal Clark (CRP) 68-74–142, Max Thrune (LM) 64-78–142 and Ben Schmidt (DW) 65-77–142, 7. (tie) Ben Sagers (CRX) 68-76–144 and Dominic Rodriguez (CRW) 67-77–144, 9. Evan Jordan (CRX) 67-78–145, 10. (tie) Jake Sevcik (LM) 66-80–146 and Sam Richter 70-76–146, 12. (tie) Frank Lindwall (CRW) 70-77–147, Jason Gingrich (LM) 69-78–147, Kellen Gray 67-80–147 and Matt Bauman (CF) 72-75–147.
*-Top six individuals and ties after third round on Sept. 30 earn first-team all-conference honors. The next six golfers and ties earn second-team all-conference honors.