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Wildcat boys win sectional golf title, place 3rd in district meet

Humboldt won the Class 3A Boys Sectional Golf Tournament at Spencer on Friday (May 10). Squad members pictured, from left: Landon Schnetzer, Christian Birdsell, Austen Gargano, Brenden Schnell, Jaxon Heinz and Colton Schnetzer. Contributed photo by Jason Heinz.

CARROLL - Humboldt's bid to return to the Class 3A State Golf Tournament fell short Friday (May 17) when the Wildcats finished third among five teams in a district meet in Carroll to see their season come to a close.

Humboldt finished with a 317 total. Creston and Atlantic both totaled 304 with Creston winning the tie-breaker for first. They both advance to state. Christian Birdsell shot 77 to pace Humboldt. Colton Schnetzer and Jaxon Heinz both had 78 while Brenden Schnell shot 84. Landon Schnetzer (85) and Austen Gargano (93) round out the scoring.

WIN SECTIONAL TITLE!

Humboldt claimed a Class 3A sectional boys golf tournament title at Spencer on Friday. Humboldt finished with 313 strokes to surpass runner-up Spencer at 318 and Storm Lake with 319. Christian Birdsell and Jaxon Heinz each shot 77 to pace HHS while Colton Schnetzer had 78 and Brenden Schnell shot 81. Austen Gargano added an 85 and Landon Schnetzer carded an 88. Humboldt will advance to a district meet at Carroll on Friday, May 17.

GIRLS 3RD, BOYS 5TH IN NCC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Humboldt's girls placed third and the boys were fifth in the North Central Conference golf tournaments which took place on Monday, May 6.

In the girls meet at Webster City, the Wildcats totaled 384 strokes. Clear Lake won the team title at 376 and Algona Bishop Garrigan was second with 381. Savannah Schnetzer led Humboldt with an 87 and Caitlin Kohlhaas shot 98. Ashley Samuelson had a 99.

In the boys scoring, Webster City won a tie-breaker with Humboldt as both finished with 327 strokes. Clear Lake won the meet via the tie-breaker as they were tied with Fort Dodge St. Edmond both at 319. Clarion-Goldfield was third with 320. Colton Schnetzer shot a 77 to lead Humboldt while Jaxon Heinz shot 82 and Christian Birdsell had 83. Austen Gargano had 85. The Wildcats will golf at Webster City on Tuesday (May 7) and compete in a Class 3A Sectional tournament at Spencer on Friday, May 10.

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