Perry girls golfers have season end Monday at Newton

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Hannah Roberts sends an iron toward the ninth green at the Perry Golf and Country Club during the Witmer-Dunphy Coed Invite April 25. Roberts fired a career-low 49 on her final nine holes Monday to finish second on the team with a 55-49--104.

NEWTON — Perry moved up a spot from their pre-meet seeding, but the Jayettes still found their season ending after 18-holes of Class 4A Regional action Monday.

“Coming into the day we had the sixth-best team scoring average of the 12 at this tourney,” Perry head coach Joel Happel said. “We finished fifth, so things really went as would be expected — Fairfield and Pella are very good.”

The aforementioned Trojans and Little Dutch earned spots at the state tournament with combined team scores of 363 and 384. Newton won a tiebreaker for third over ADM after each shot 400, with Perry fifth at 429. DC-G (433), Ballard (451), Knoxville (453), Bondurant-Farrar (458), Winterset (484, won tiebreaker), Carlisle (484) and Norwalk (486) were also in action.

Alyssa Kruger led Perry with a 54-49–103, with Hannah Roberts shooting a 55-49–104.

“Alyssa did well as usual, and I was very happy to see Hannah come through with a 49 on her last nine (holes),” Happel said. “This was Hannah’s best round of her career.”

Sarah Sweet had a 57-53–110 and Brooke Huntington a 54-58–112 to also score for the Jayettes. Rounds of 54-60–114 from Skylar Cunningham and of 56-63–119 from Ellie Nielsen were not used for the team total.

“The other girls continued playing well like we have the last few meets, but couldn’t avoid one or two big holes that drove their scores a little higher than they would have liked,” Happel concluded. “Overall we played about as could be expected — maybe not like we hoped, but not poorly, either.”

Lindsey Repp (78) of Fairfield claimed the top individual honors, with Pella’s Camille Henry (84) second. Fairfield’s Olivia Hammell won a tiebreaker with ADM’s Lindsey Lange to claim third place after each shot an 89; Newton’s Jessica Reynolds had a 90 to finish fifth. Lange and Reynolds earned individual spots at state, with the top three girls already advancing with their respective teams.

Nielsen was the only senior among the lead six for the Jayettes this season. Huntington and Sweet are both juniors, with Cunningham, Kruger and Roberts all sophomores.

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