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Columbus High golf competed at the Capital City Invitational on Thursday hosted by Lincoln Southeast and came up with a 17th-place showing in a field of 24 teams. 

The golf wasn't played with in ideal conditions, but there were some that found a way to shine.

"The conditions were tough with the cool weather most of the day and 20 to 25 mile per hour winds, but the scores from the top players were outstanding," said head coach Rick Benson in comments sent to the Telegram. "The winning score was 64 and 79 was 15th place.

"We have to keep a positive attitude and realize we are not going to hit every shot perfectly. We can not let a bad shot lead to another. So a good mental attitude and smart course management are vital to lowering our individual scores. The tournament consisted of 24 teams with most of the top teams in class A."

Norfolk won the meet with a team score of 296 thanks to Luke Kluver shooting a 64 for what tournament organizers thought was the lowest individual score in tournament history. He was also just two shots off the course record.

Jake Kluver of Norfolk took second with a 74. 

Shane Hess and Brock Kuhlman both shot an 87 for Columbus, leading the Discoverers with those rounds.

Zach Paden scored 96, Cole Asche carded a 101 and Mitchell Goc shot a 103. 

Columbus will be in action next at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Lincoln Southwest's invitational.  

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@colulmbustelegram.com

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