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Viking golfers hold their 2nd place medals after the Regional event at West Delaware.

The Vinton-Shellsburg boys golf team placed second in Manchester at Pin Oak Links to qualify for district play. There will be only five teams at Waverly Municipal Golf Course Friday as the Vikings try qualifying for state.

The Vikings put together a competitive round from all players to move on. Tyler Stueck, who fired 80, led the Vikings. Daniel Janssen carded 84 and Grant Noren carded 85. Dylan Rippel and Austin Bohnsack both shot 86 to solidify the Vikings pace. Bryce Shaw shot 93.

Host school West Delaware with 315 won the Sectional meet. The Vikings were second with 335. Western Dubuque placed third with 345. All three of these teams advance to district play Friday.

4th – Benton 353

5th - Independence 365

6th – Union 378

7th - Oelwein 382

8th - Center Point Urbana 408

Playoff win for Stueck earns individual honor
Tyler Stueck, while qualifying for districts with the entire team, also earned a spot in the individual district competition.

Tyler was in a playoff with Nick Steger of Independence. They both tied for third and at sectionals there are playoffs for the top 4 spots if needed. The first playoff hole was number one. Tyler hit his drive in the fairway but went right on his approach and went under an evergreen. Tyler put that on the green from an awkward stance. The two tied the hole and went to number 16. Tyler had a great drive in the middle of the fairway wile Nick'5 drive was right. Tyler's approach was pin high on the right fringe. Nick was deep and left. Tyler putted close and made his par putt for the win. Both Tyler and Nick qualifyed for districts as individuals. Tyler was already in obviously because of the team, but they recognize the top 4 places.

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