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Van Maanen punches ticket to state golf (Hometown Press article)

posted May 24, 2018, 6:14 PM by Shane Ehresman

Lynnville-Sully junior Tessa Van Maanen battled it out for 18 holes of golf at Nashua Town and Country Club on Monday, May 21, during the Class 1A regional final to tie for eighth place. She won the card back handicap hole going back four holes and advanced to the state meet to be held May 29-30 in Marshalltown.

Van Maanen carded a 94 at the regional final. A three-time conference awardee, this is Van Maanen’s first trip to the state golf tournament. Van Maanen was joined by Kayla Van Dyke, Hailey Scandridge, and Skyler Young, who placed ninth as a team. Van Maanen is the sole Lynnville-Sully golfer to advance to the state meet.

What started as a rainy morning turned into a great day for golf as Lynnville-Sully’s Tessa Van Maanen earned herself a place at the state tournament. On Monday, May 21, the Hawks traveled over two hours to compete at Nashua for the second round of regionals.

Tessa Van Maanen drives the ball at the Class 1A regional final. Van Maanen carded a 94 to advance to the state meet May 29-30.

Van Maanen, a junior, came out strong, shooting a 46 going out and a 48 coming in. Her total, 94, tied her for eighth place. Van Maanen was able to win the card back handicap hole, going back four holes.

“I’m very excited and can’t wait to play at state,” said Van Maanen on the accomplishment. “It’s a great opportunity, and I am really happy with the improvements I have made to my game this year.”

Fellow junior Kayla Van Dyke shot a 70 on her first round of nine and ended the day carding a 135. Senior Skyler Young found trouble on hole six but came away with a 137. Classmate Hailey Scandridge trailed by one stroke, shooting 138 on the day.

As a team, the Hawks placed ninth out of nine teams with a team score of 504. The season is now over for all Hawks except for Van Maanen, who will play at the Class 1A Iowa Girls Golf State Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29 and 30, at the American Legion Golf Course, Marshalltown.