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Charger Linksters Capture 3 in 1 Tourney at Greenfield

The ACGC boys' gold team took the title at an unusual "3 in 1" tournament hosted by Nodaway Valley High School yesterday. Eight teams competed for the top spot. A "3 in 1" consists of combining the scores of three different ways of scoring to determine the overall team winner.

The three ways of scoring are: Best ball: 2 players (from each team) drive and then choose the "best" ball. Both hit from this new location, and continue in this fashion, counting only their best shots. Better score: 2 players (from each team) play the hole. They record the lower score between the two on their card. Stroke play: 2 players play their own ball and record their own scores which are both counted in the overall scoring. The scores of the three types of competition are then combined to determine the overall winner. When all was said and done, the Chargers edged Winterset by four strokes--349 to 353--to claim the overall title.

In best ball competition the Chargers won with a score of 75, five strokes ahead Winterset. Gunnar Larsen and Noah Wheatley were the Chargers who played best ball. The duo of Seth Danker and Eli Kading scored an 87 in better score competition, while Winterset scored a 93. Finally in stroke play, ACGC placed fourth with 187 points, seven strokes behind Winterset, the winner of that category. Bo Arrasmith and Noah Smith played stroke play for ACGC.

"The boys love the format of this tournament and have been excited to play it all season," said Charger coach Lori McGivney. "It is a fun atmosphere and they've had their hearts set on winning it this year. I was happy to see them follow through with their team goal and truly enjoy the game of golf. Noah Smith had his first night out with the team and shot an 87."

Team scores: ACGC 349, Winteset 353, Pleasantville 356, Bedford 362, SE Warren 370, CAM 370, Nodaway Valley 425, Earlham (no score).

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