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The West Branch boys golf team locked up a return trip to the state tournament with a district title on Monday.
On Wednesday it was the West Branch girls team’s turn to secure a spot at state.
West Branch finished runner-up at the Class 1A, Region 4 meet at Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club in Wapello on Wednesday to earn a spot at the Class 1A state tournament.
The Bears shot a 402 on Wednesday to finish three strokes in front of 2021 state qualifier Durant for the runner-up spot.
New London, which placed fourth at the 1A state meet last season, won the Region 4 team title with a 351.
Claire Jarrett fired an 86 to earn runner-up medalist honors on Wednesday finishing one stroke clear of Sophia Malott of New London.
Taylor Phillips of New London won the individual title with a 72.
West Branch will compete at the Class 1A state tournament on May 25-27 at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.
Class 1A Region 4 Meet
At Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club
Team scores – 1. New London 351; 2. West Branch 402; 3. Durant 405; 4. Iowa Valley 418; 5. East Buchanan 435; 6. Highland 447; 7. Winfield-Mount Union 450
Individual leaders – 1. Taylor Phillips (NL) 72; 2. Claire Jarrett (WB) 86; 3. Sophia Malott (NL) 87; 4. Samantha Ahrendsen (Alburnett) 88; 5. Jaden Smith (IV) 89; 6. Grace Matus (Springville) 91