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Here’s how Iowa City-area boys golfers fared at the Iowa high school state tournament

At the 2023 Iowa high school boys state golf tournament this week, Regina, Clear Creek Amana and Solon all represented the Iowa City-area on the biggest stage.

Leaving with an individual medal and multiple golfers finishing top-10 in their respective classes, the event proved to be a success.

Here are some of the biggest stories from the two-day event:

Regina’s Mikey Takacs brings home Class 1A’s top prize

Regina senior Mikey Takacs was one of the biggest stories of the day after outlasting Hamburg’s Keith Hamburg in sudden death to take home the Class 1A individual medal.

Entering the final day of the tournament, Takacs was in fourth place, but after posting two birdies and 16 pars Tuesday, Takacs ended the tournament shooting 148.

This was the third state tournament trip for him, finishing inside the top-18 in 2021 and tied for fifth place last season.

In the fall, Takacs will continue his golf career at Canisius College, where he will be coached by head coach Todd Hummel.

CCA’s Zachary McCarty closes out his senior year with a high finish

As the lone Clipper to compete in the Class 3A state tournament, Zachary McCarty made the most of his last state golf opportunity.

He came in fifth place in Class 3A after shooting 156.

He finished the tournament with five birdies and 23 pars.

Solon finishes inside the top 10 on the Class 3A leaderboard

After shooting +78 on 654 strokes, the Spartans took fifth place in the Class 3A state golf tournament.

Their +35 back-nine score was a noticeable improvement over their front-nine score of +43.

Junior Jack McCarty came in third place on the individual leaderboards after shooting 153 over the two days of competition.

This article originally appeared on Iowa City Press-Citizen: Here’s how Iowa City golfers fared at the IHSAA State Golf Tournament

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