W-G girls host Perry, four others for Hawk Invitational

The Woodward-Granger girls golfers hosted a six-team invitational Thursday.

WOODWARD — The wind and the cold never went away, but the light rain eventually stopped Thursday. By that time, however, plenty of damage had been done to the scoring of most golfers, as only two of the 36 girls playing the nine holes at the Woodward Golf Club finished under 50 strokes.

ADM won the team title with 202 strokes, with Perry edging Ogden, 212-215, for runner-up honors. Ballard (224) was fourth, Panorama (234) fifth and Woodward-Granger (243) sixth.

Lindsey Lange and Tania Telford of ADM claimed the top two medalist spots with rounds of 48 and 49, respectively. Medals for third, fourth and fifth were decided by card back after four players turned in rounds of 50. Perry’s Alyssa Kruger placed third, ADM’s Bailey Danner fourth and Ballard’s Alle Echer fifth, with Panorama’s Emily Houston missing a medal despite a 50 after the card back was decided (A card back is a tiebreaking procedure in which a series of pre-determined holes are scored, with the lowest score winning and remaining ties moving on to the second hole, etc.)

Nicole Bever’s 55 capped the ADM scoring, with Kaylee Wheeler (56) and Lydia Weighner (62) not having their totals utlitized.

In addition to Kruger’s 50, Perry counted rounds of 52 from Brooke Huntington, of 53 from Ellie Nielsen and of 57 from Sarah Sweet. Hannah Roberts was also in action, shooting 60.

“Alyssa had a 10 on (hole) number two, other than that she would have had been in the 40’s again,” Perry head coach Joel Happel said. “Brooke was very consistent and is close to being consistently in the 40’s.

“Ellie Nielsen has had a few bad rounds but is working her way back to normal,” he added. “Sarah started out poorly but then finished better.”

The host Hawks were paced by the 54 provided by Cierra DeHoet. Kayla Crouse had a round of 62, Hannah Nelson of 63 and Aubrey Mescher of 64. Also playing for W-G, but not scoring, were Karley Jacobus (68) and Paige Mescher (69).

Ogden scored the cards of Kyle Nichols (51), Hannah Carter (52), Harlie Vinchattle (53) and Maranda Wheelock (59), with the Bulldogs discarding the rounds of 63 from Ally Rubin and of 66 from Christinia Vinchattle.

Kaylee Klunder (54), Abby Vincent (54) and Madison Knutson (66) joined Echer in scoring for Ballard, with Lauren Smith (68) and Afton Stark (71) also on the course.

Panorama used Houston’s 50 along with a 60 from Anna Duis, a 61 from Cassie Labath and a 63 from Adrienne Powell. Madison Fear (66) and Christin Koch (68) were also in action for the Panthers.

Guthrie Center’s Haley Sheeder also competed at the meet, finishing with a round of 61.



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