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Golf teams struggle at Keota, battle wind at home meet (Hometown Press article)

posted May 4, 2018, 8:54 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

The Lynnville-Sully golf team ventured to Keota to take on the Eagles last Thursday, Apr. 26. The L-S boys and girls alike struggled with tight out-of-bounds and wide water hazards. By the end of the meet, the boys trailed Keota 269-181 and the girls fell short 250-238.

Junior Tessa Van Maanen was able to recover from three out-of-bounds penalties to nudge her way into second place with a score of 55.

Co-coach Jennifer Kramer commented on Van Maanen’s achievement, “Tessa continues to place towards the top in meets.”

Abram Collins follows through on a putt at home.

Senior Hailey Scandridge played consistent holes and carded a 63. Junior Kayla Van Dyke was one short stroke behind Scandridge with a 64. Senior Skyler Young ended the night carding a 68.

The boys were missing their second-best golfer, junior Abram Collins, due to a school conflict, and they “struggled with water hazards,” according to Kramer.

Senior Holden Jansen shot two strokes above average, a 50. Junior Cade Dibello carded a 71 and was followed by freshman Luke Kramer with a 72. Junior Logan Ingersoll was the fourth and final golfer for the varsity team and ended the night with 76 strokes.

The lone L-S JV golfer, junior Ben Van Wyk, shot an 81.

Maddeline Mintle fights the wind on a chip shot at home.

The following Monday, the Hawks hosted Montezuma and North Mahaska at the Diamond Trail Golf Club. The temperature was 80 degrees and was accompanied by gusts of wind up to 30 mph, making it a tricky night for many golfers.

The L-S girls earned third with a team score of 248. North Mahaska won the meet with 214, and Montezuma totalled 238.

Leading the L-S girl golfers, once again, was Van Maanen with 52 strokes. Junior Maddeline Mintle carded a 58. Young shot her best round of the season, a 67. Scandridge found trouble in the links and finished with a 71.

“The girls’ short game continues to improve, but the wind may have impacted their long game tonight,” said Kramer. “However, they continue to struggle with consistency of the game per hole.”

The boys had their lowest team score of the season, a 209. Unfortunately, North Mahaska beat them with a 207, and Montezuma with a 199.

Holden Jansen tries to finish off a hole at the home meet on Monday.