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Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks Hold Third Place After 18 Holes Of Girls State Golf Tournament

By Staff | Jun 3, 2010

ADEL – With an eye to the sky on Tuesday night, Coach Ted Riley and the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawk golf squad nervously look forward to day two play in the 2010 Iowa Girls State Golf ?Championships.

The Lady E-Hawks, who are making their second consecutive trip to the state links, are just nine strokes out of first place in Class 2A after the first day’s 18-holes of play at the River Valley Golf Course near Adel.

Clarinda leads the 2A field after day one with a 383 stroke total, while Carroll Kuemper is in second place with a 386, three strokes back. Emmetsburg is in third place with a 393 stroke total, 10 strokes better than fourth place South Hamilton.

“We’re not out of it by any means,”?noted Riley Monday evening. “We’d certainly like to be able to play tomorrow and come back with a second or first place finish.”

Therein lies the rub, however.

The River Valley Golf Club lies, like its name suggests, in the Raccoon River valley west of Des Moines. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, rain had been falling in the central Iowa region for  several hours.

“We were told that there was a very real possibility that if they had more than two inches of rain, the course would be in trouble, water-wise,”?Riley explained. “Should that be the case on Wednesday, the tournament would be called at 18 holes. We certainly hope that doesn’t happen.”

 After Day One, Emmetsburg was paced by Jenny Hoch, who carded rounds of 45 and 43 for a 93 stroke total after 18 holes. Megan Myers  followed with a 49 and 46 for a 95 stroke total, while Hannah Drost shot rounds of 45 and 54 to tally a 99 stroke round.

Krista Peaslee carded a 53 and 52 for a 105, while Lauren Zimmerman shot a 51 and a 56 to tally a 107 and Janna Hoch carded a 51 and a 58 to total a 109.

For Day Two of the tournament, Ashley Pelzer will play in place of Hannah Drost, as the two alternates take turns playing at the state tournament.

“All we can do is hope we can play on Wednesday,” Riley noted.”