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Mid-Prairie just misses title

May 15, 2014
Trace McArtor The Mid-Prairie girls’ golf team and 2014 River Valley Conference team runners-up are, from left to right, Olivia Nisly, Laura Yoder, Allyson Wertz, Coach Tracy McArtor, Mick VanWinkle, Courtney Cayton and Sydney Scarff.

MUSCATINE - The Mid-Prairie High School girls’ golf team had a runner-up finish in the first River Valley Conference Girls’ Golf Meet, held at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course yesterday.
The Golden Hawks posted an 18-hole team score of 413 strokes, only to be bested by Cascade by three shots with a score of 410. Sophomore Allyson Wertz was team medalist with a score of 97, which also placed her on the All-Conference first-team. Close behind was senior Courtney Cayton with a 102, which placed her on the second team. Seniors Sydney Scarff, Mick VanWinkle and Laura Yoder all posted a score of 107 followed by Olivia Nisly with 124.
“While the ultimate outcome of being the RVC champion didn’t quite happen, I told the girls I didn’t want any of them to be disappointed on how they finished. When you have team scores that end up that close, with only four shots separating first through third places, they start looking back and start the ‘if only’ scenario.  I was very proud of the effort the girls put forth today.  It was cold and windy and they fought hard for every shot they could out there. Courtney made all conference for her third consecutive year and capped off a great career by doing so. Allyson has made first team now in her first two years of playing. Sydney, Mick and Laura all shooting 107s shows the consistency that you need from top to bottom in the lineup and I was really happy to see that play out.  Olivia had her first experience in a large meet, and played well for her inaugural conference meet.  Overall the girls had a great conference season posting a 26-1 head-to-head record against RVC teams and an overall record of 35-10 going into tournament play. The kids aren’t done yet and we’ll look to use the success from the regular season when it comes to district play,” Mid-Prairie head coach Trace McArtor said.
The Golden Hawks will play their district competition on Monday, May 19 at Indian Hills Country Club in Mediapolis.

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