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Trojans' Smith finishes runner-up at NICL meet

May 10, 2012
By Jimmy Gillispie - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

South Tama's Kolton Smith got back to his former self Monday at the Lincoln Valley Country Club.

After shooting higher-than-normal scores at several tournaments, Smith found his game again. He shot an 80 at the 18-hole North Iowa Cedar League West Division championship.

Smith's round of 80 tied him with Lane Bangasser from Grundy Center, forcing a playoff hole. Smith won the playoff hole and officially finished runner-up behind Kevin Trobaugh from Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

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South Tama’s senior Kolton Smith, shown here at a home meet earlier this spring, won a playoff hole to finish as runner-up Monday at the North Iowa Cedar League West Division Championship.

Smith's performance helped the Trojans finish seventh out of eight teams in a very closely contested league meet. Gladbrook-Reinbeck won the meet with a score of 333 from its four lowest golfers. Grundy Center and BCLUW tied for second with 350, with South Hardin (350), East Marshall (359), West Marshall (370), South Tama (371) and AGWSR (372) rounding out the teams.

South Tama's next lowest scores came from Alec Hill, who shot a 93, and Dalton Doyle (94). Trent Banes was the fourth-best STC golfer with a score of 104. Taylen Anderson (106) and Donovan Horne (119) also participated at the meet Monday.

The Trojans headed to Solon on Thursday to play in the sectionals golf meet. Results weren't available at press time.



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