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-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Drew Schaeffer of St. Edmond compete during Gaels Triangular at Lakeside Golf Course on Tuesday

The St. Edmond boys golf team had one hole that kept them from claiming the North Central Conference title here Tuesday at Lakeside Golf Course.

Webster City fired a 179, finishing two strokes ahead of the Gaels to earn the regular season crown. Humboldt won the triangular with a 170.

Drew Schaeffer was the meet medalist, firing a 39 to lead the St. Edmond, which finished 5-2 in the NCC. Webster City ended with a 6-1 record.

“We had one bad hole and that cost us,” SEHS head coach Matt Dillon said. “But I’m proud of my guys. They competed and battled through it trying to win that conference title.”

Peyton Scott carded a 42 with Caleb Schaeffer and Riley Travis adding 49s. Ben Anderson had a 51 to round out the Gael scoring.

For Webster City, Beau Klaver fired a 45, Trey Lyons a 45 and both Drew Schwering and Garrett Arnold had 46s.

“We played hole No. 13 in 20-over-par and that did us in,” Dillon said. “We just couldn’t overcome those troubles. We’ve still had a really good season and have a chance to get back at it with a couple big meets coming up here.”

Humboldt’s Carson Sleiter, a freshman, had a 40 to lead the Wildcats with Gabe Gidel adding a 41. Jayden Gargano finished with a 44 and Ty Gargano a 44.

St. Edmond competes this Saturday in the Larry Clark Carroll Kuemper Invitational before taking part in the NCC Tournament on Monday at the Fort Dodge Country Club.

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