Perry girls golf hosts annual invitational

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Perry senior Delaney Eiteman putts during Saturday's Jayette Invitational. Photo courtesy Joel Happel.

Four teams joined a two-member Perry squad Saturday for the Jayette Invitational at the Perry Golf and Country Club.

DC-G won the team crown with an 18-hole total of 387. Dowling Catholic shot a combined 421, Norwalk a 441 and Humboldt a 465.

Senior Delaney Eiteman carded a 52-49–101 for Perry, with junior MaryLou Ledesma posting a 66-67–133. Eiteman had three pars and a birdie while making the circuit.

“Delaney had a couple of penalties or it could have been a really good day, but she finished in the top 10 as it was,” Perry head coach Joel Happel said. “She is starting to hit the ball well and should have a good year.”

Frances Carlson of Humboldt was the overall medalist with her 40-44–84, with Humboldt’s Nora Carlson (43-45–88) and DC-G’s Lydia Skeier (46-42–88) tying for the second-lowest card.

Others scoring for DC-G included Aubree King (46-48–94), Emerson Kleis (51-49–100) and Kaylin Patrick (57-48–105), with Annagrace Dalbey (57-58–115) and Morgan Stork (59-62–121) also playing for the Fillies.

Dowling Catholic was led by Maddie Baldwin’s 45-49–94, with Abi Sachs shooting 49-51–100, Rchel Calhoun 5405200196 and Lindsey Grask 56-65–121. Sarah Rush (65-60–125) and Kristin Wenham (72-62–134) competed for the Maroons as well.

Emily Ellis (49-48–97), Taylor Gassman (53-56–109), Katie Johnson (58-57–115) and Ashley Luedtke (57-63–120) provided the four scoring cards for Norwalk. Also playing for the Warriors were Kailee Elsen (72-50–132) and Audrey Doerfeld (68-68–136).

In addition to the cards from the Carlson sisters, Humboldt had cards turned in by Ashlee Weigeland (69-73–142) and Chloe Mayall (77-74–151).

Perry will join Carlisle, Des Moines Roosevelt and Bondurant-Farrar for a quadrangular in Pleasantville Tuesday before visiting the ever-tough TCI course in Polk City to face North Polk Thursday.

Happel hopes to have a nearly-full squad on the course for practice Monday, the first time this season many will see the course, as the school musical and other duties have limited participation.

“I hope to start filling out the lineup with some younger players over the next couple of rounds,” he said. “I am excited to watch them develop.”

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