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Sam Martin/DCN Luke Fegen sinks a putt during Waukee’s match against Ankeny Centennial on Sept. 5. The Warriors beat the Jaguars by one stroke for the second time in two days.

Another day, another close victory for Waukee’s boys’ golf team.

Two days after beating Ankeny Centennial by one stroke to win the Fort Dodge Invitational, the Warriors were at it again, edging the Jaguars 150-151 in a head-to-head battle at Beaver Creek Golf Course in Grimes on Sept. 5.

“On one hand, it’s good: A win is a win,” Waukee coach John Kotz said. “On the other hand, it wears on the team’s psyche when we don’t know the outcome until the last score comes in.”

Aaron DeNucci carded four pars and two birdies to break even with a 36, sharing medalist honors with Centennial’s Andrew Huseman. Parker Howe, Tripp Kinney and Connor Littlefield added 38s, Tom McLaughlin finished with a 40 and Luke Fegen a 42.

“No one said it was easty to be undefeated and it hasn’t been,” Kotz said. “Our players battle the entire round. We beat a great team of golfers in Ankeny Centennial.”

The team’s junior varsity squad finished with a 159, led by Evan Wasteney’s 38 and a 39 from Colby Nicodemus.

“We have some JV guys giving our varsity players a run for their spots,” Kotz said. “All of these players have prepared well for this season. We are still determining who can help our varsity lineup. We have a good number of JV guys that want a shot.”

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