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Jansen, Van Maanen, L-S girls golf team advance (Hometown Press article)

posted May 20, 2018, 8:18 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully


The golf season will continue for the Lynnville-Sully girls golf team as well as for senior boy Holden Jansen after advancement in the first round of the postseason this past week.


Jansen was the lone L-S boy who advanced past sectionals on Friday, May 11.

Earlier in the week, the L-S boys golf team traveled to New Sharon to face six conference schools. Despite improvement from lower-ranked golfers, the Hawks came in last with 221 points. Keota won the meet with 170 team points.

Co-coach Jennifer Kramer commented on the team progress.

“The lower-ranked boys are beginning to place consistent, and scores continue to lower with each meet,” she said.

Junior Abram Collins’ chip shot sends his ball airborne as he competes as the L-S boys’ No. 2 golfer at sectionals.

Junior Abram Collins led L-S and had his best round of the year. Collins shot par on multiple holes and ended the night with a 45. Senior Holden Jansen got off to a tough start and carded a 54. Juniors Cade Dibello and Logan Ingersoll both shot 61 for the final scoring spots. Freshman Luke Kramer struggled on hole five, carding a 65. Classmate Brandon Graham finished the night with a 66.

On Friday, May 11, the Hawks were back at New Sharon for the sectional meet. The boys were able to lower their team score and send one golfer on to districts.

As a team, L-S had 422 points. This earned them fourth, one place away from qualifying for districts as a team. Moravia won the meet with 357 points and will advance as a team to districts along with North Mahaska and Martensdale St. Marys.

Jansen redeemed himself from the meet earlier in the week. He was consistent throughout all 18 holes to finish with an 83. This earned him fourth and a spot at districts since he was second among the golfers of non-qualifying teams.

L-S freshman Luke Kramer follows through on his swing while golfing at sectionals on Friday. He was the Hawks’ No. 4 golfers.

“I was happy with the way I played,” commented Jansen on the achievement. “I took it hole by hole and am excited to continue golfing.”

Collins started strong but then began to fade in the second round. He carded a 97 and placed 13th. Ingersoll was able to reduce strokes on the second round to walk away with a 116. L. Kramer was the fourth and final scorer for the Hawks, carding a 126. Dibello finished the night with a 135.

Jansen will be golfing for his chance to go to state at districts this Friday, May 18, at Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita.




The L-S girls golf team knew they had to compete at their best if they wanted to advance past the first round of the regional tournament on Monday, May 14. After a hot 18 holes, the girls earned third to move on to the second round of regionals, set for Monday, May 21.

Overall, the course at South Hardin Recreation Area and Golf Course in Union was in great condition, noted J. Kramer, adding, “The girls stated the greens were hard to read the breaks, and they stated some greens were slow and others fast.”

Junior Tessa Van Maanen led the team with a score of 97. This placed her third, four strokes away from winning the meet.

“Tessa played well,” J. Kramer said. “She seemed to struggle some with her drives, but made up for it with her long and short iron shots.”

Senior Skyler Young hits her ball onto the green at the first round of regionals on Monday. She had her best nine holes of the season on the opening nine.