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Van Maanen’s consistent game earns her fifth in conference; L-S golf boys prepare for sectionals Friday, girls at regionals Monday (Hometown Press article)

posted May 13, 2018, 8:38 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

The inexperience of the Lynnville-Sully golf teams showed at the South Iowa Cedar League golf meet held at Oakland Acres near Grinnell on Monday, May 7. Both the boys and girls teams struggled throughout the 18 holes and finished behind all other conference teams. Individually, however, junior Tessa Van Maanen played right with the competition and finished the meet in fifth place in the conference.

Van Maanen earned fifth place after a consistent 18 holes. She scored between 4-6 on all but one hole, carding a 48 on the front nine and 47 on the back nine for a total of 95.

The L-S girls went up against seven other conference teams and finished the night in eighth place with a team score of 529. Iowa Valley won both boys and girls titles with 339 and 372 respectively.

L-S junior Kayla Van Dyke plays the course at Oakland Acres for the SICL meet Monday. She had the L-S girls’ second best score.

The other Hawk girls struggled at Oakland Acres and had some holes with double digits.

Junior Kayla Van Dyke averaged 7.6 strokes per hole for a final score of 137. She shot a 67 on the front nine and a 70 on the back nine. Senior Hailey Scandridge got off to a rocky start, shooting double digits her first two holes. She ended the night carding 141. Junior Maddeline Mintle was the fourth and final golfer for the Hawks. A solid 66 on the front nine was spoiled by a 90 on the back nine. Mintle’s final score added up to 156.

“It seemed the girls struggled with holes number 8 and 17,” said L-S Co-Coach Jennifer Kramer. “These holes had hazards and out of bounds, and a consistent iron shot was crucial on the par 3 hole 17 not to be in any trouble.”

On the boys’ side, L-S totalled 448 team points, placing them 11th out of 11 schools. Senior Holden Jansen was the Hawks’ top golfer. He hit par multiple times throughout the round, including the final two holes, 17 and 18. The senior carded a 51 on the front nine and a 46 on the back nine for a total of 97. To place in the top 10 for conference honors, he needed to shoot an 86 or better.

Junior Abram Collins started the day with a birdie and two pars but was unable to remain consistent throughout the round. He finished the day carding a 104.

A chip shot sends junior Logan Ingersoll’s ball onto the green at the conference meet at Oakland Acres on Monday. Ingersoll carded a 113.

Junior Logan Ingersoll shot a solid round, carding a 58 on the front nine and 55 on the back nine for a total of 113. Classmate Cade Dibello finished the day after 134 strokes.

Freshman Luke Kramer found him-self in trouble on the front nine holes, carding a 73. He was able to make adjustments and improvements for the back nine and cut off nine strokes to give him a total of 137.

Coach Kramer commented on the team as a whole: “L-S has a young and inexperienced team. The boys have two freshmen and one sophomore, which will hopefully return next year, and the girls have two seniors with little to no experience, but I hope they gained an appreciation of the game that will last them a long time.”

The Hawks’ other meet in the past week was also at Oakland Acres and was held the Thursday before the conference meet. That meet, which had been postponed from Apr. 9 and 24, cancelled after seven holes due to the weather.

Senior Hailey Scandridge putts at Oakland Acres during the meet last week that was cancelled after seven holes due to weather.