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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 23, 2014

Tigers hold on for fifth place finish

MP girls’ golf remains in seventh after day two of the tournament is rained out
By Ashlee De Wit | May 30, 2013
Photo by: contributed The New London girls’ golf team poses with its state golf trophy. Front row, from left: Jorgi Krieger, Victoria Noel, Baylee Lindell and Breanna Stevens. Back row, from left: Coach Greg Lerdal, Emma Pry and Morgan Oliver.

New London held off Gehlen Catholic on day two of the Class 1A girls’ golf tournament to remain in fifth place overall, led by top-20 finishes from Emma Pry and Jorgi Krieger.

The Mt. Pleasant girls claimed seventh place overall, just two strokes out of fifth. They did not get the chance to make up ground yesterday, as day two of the Class 3A/4A tournament in Ames was cancelled.

“Weather ... turned the 36-hole event in to an 18-hole tournament as we had two rain delays in the second round before finally having it called off,” Mt. Pleasant Coach Jim Kelly said.

As a result, the scores and places from day one were the final scores and places.

Emily Cox led the Panthers with a score of 87, tied for 10th overall.

Courtney Mabeus carded a 96 to finish in a tie for 24th and Brianne Holtkamp’s 98 put her in a tie for 28th. Haley Booton was 51st with a score of 114, rounding out the team score.

Elle Schleisman finished 54th with a 119 and Whitney Barton was 57th with a 138.

Charles City won the tournament with a score of 330. They were led by medalist Jessie Sindlinger, who set a state record with her eight-under-par score of 65 on day one and is now a four-time state champion.

“Our team had a terrific season and hopefully, with no seniors on the team, this will give them all incentive to work hard on their game this summer and take it to the next level,” Kelly said.

The New London team is also a young group, and the Tigers were led by a pair of underclassmen at state. Pry, a freshman, scored 185 over the two-day tournament for 19th place overall, and Krieger, a sophomore, was right behind with a score of 186 for 20th.

Baylee Lindell, the team’s only senior, shot a two-day total of 198, dropping her score of 101 on Friday to a 97 on Saturday to move up a spot. She finished in 28th.

Freshman Morgan Oliver rounded out the team score, taking 31st after shooting a 204.

Victoria Noel scored 209 for 39th place and Breanna Stevens was 46th with a score of 224.

As a team, the Tigers finished with a score of 773, one stroke better than Gehlen Catholic. Grundy Center won the Class 1A tournament with a score of 711. The medalist was Bishop Garrigan’s Alexa Capesius with a 150.

W-MU’s lone golfer, Grace Edwards, moved up a spot from 33rd to 32nd. She shot 104 on day one and had a second-round total of 101 for a 205 overall in the state tournament.

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