Mid-Prairie girls’ golf team advances
The Mid-Prairie Girls’ Golf team advanced to the second round of Regional play by finishing second at Monday’s first round Regional held at Indian Hills Golf Course in Wapello.
The Golden Hawks posted a team score of 383 strokes behind Williamsburg’s 366 strokes, but the second-place finish will see the team qualify for the next round of regionals.
“The girls did a super job today of playing within themselves and not putting themselves in bad situations,” Mid-Prairie girls’ golf coach Tracy McArtor said. “The wind was really blowing all day and really made for some long holes, especially on the front side of the course. Allyson put together her best 18-hole score of the season with a nice round of 88, finishing strong with a birdie on her last hole of the day.”
Allyson Wertz was the low scorer for Mid Prairie, finishing in third place individually with a score of 49-39(88) followed by Mick VanWinkle with 50-46(96), Courtney Cayton with 51-48(99) and Laura Yoder with 51-49(100), Sydney Scarff with 56-45(101) and Olivia Nisly with 66-60(126) to round out the team.
“Mick, Courtney and Laura complemented Allyson’s score with good rounds of 96,99 and 100 respectively,” McArtor said. “Sydney made a great comeback after having one really bad hole early in the day and never gave up on her round.”
McArtor said the team is excited to make it to the next round and are ready to take it one step further: The state meet.
“The kids really wanted the opportunity to get back home and have a shot at the state tournament by playing at Kalona,” McArtor said. “They worked really hard in practice this past week in preparation and I think if they keep that same drive and determination, they have a great shot at their goal of making it to the State Meet in Ames.”
Mid-Prairie will host the second round of regionals, when Williamsburg, Nevada and South Hardin kick off the meet on Tuesday. The top two teams, and five individuals plus ties will advance to the state