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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

Mid-Prairie qualifies for state

By Aaron Viner | May 28, 2014

Every stroke mattered on Tuesday for the Mid-Prairie girls’ golf team.
The Golden Hawks carded a team score of 373, barely passing Williamsburg’s 375 for second place in the second round of regionals at the Kalona golf club. The second place finish means the team as a whole qualifies for the state golf meet on Monday.
“I’m so proud of this whole team and what they’ve accomplished this year,” Mid-Prairie head coach Trace McArtor said. “The girls put together some great practices over the past couple weeks and really put their time in.  We talked about where we thought we’d need to be for a team score to be in the hunt and they accomplished that goal today.”
Leading the season-best team score was Allyson Wertz, who recorded a 92, but she was closely followed by the rest of her team. Sydney Scarff posted a score of 93, while Courtney Cayton and Mick VanWinkle picked up scores of 94 to help the Golden Hawks qualify for the state tournament.
“I’m so happy for the kids and especially for the four seniors,” McArtor said. “This was their last chance and for them to get the opportunity to play another week is great. We’ll now start focusing on what we need to do at State, but I’ve told the kids the hard part is over. They’ve made it to the next level and now let’s just go have some fun and give it our best effort.”
The state meet will take place at Ames Country Club beginning on Monday before wrapping up the competition on Tuesday.

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