Lady E-Hawks Advance With Sectional Victory
FORT?DODGE – The chance for a fourth consecutive trip to the state tournament is one step closer for the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks. With a victory at Monday’s Class 2A District Girls Golf Tournament in Fort Dodge, the Lady E-Hawks will play their home course this coming Monday in Regional tourney action for the right to play in the Girls’ State Golf Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Ankeny.
Along with the team title on Monday, three of the Lady E-Hawks earned individual qualifications for the Regional with their top-five scores.
Emmetsburg shot a 419 to win Monday’s event at Lakeside Golf Course in Forth Dodge, while host team Fort Dodge St. Edmonds finished second, 20 strokes back with a 439 score.
St. Edmonds took the medalist and runner-up medalist honors with scores of 85 and 92, while Emmetsburg’s Megan Myers was third with a 95. Ashley Pelzer finished fourth with a 103 and Hannah Drost finished fifth with a 106.
“Lakeside was as tough of a course for girls as we have ever played,” noted Lady E-Hawk Head Coach Ted Riley. “The front nine was long, but the back nine are rugged holes, but we golfed well as a team.”
Finishing third in the team race was Clarion-Goldfield witha 452, while South Central Calhoun shot a 468. North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted carded a 471, while Sioux Central shot a 521. Eagle Grove ended up with a 545 and Manson Northwest Webster shot a 567 to finish in the eighth place.
For Emmetsburg, senior Megan Meyers turned in rounds of 51 and 44 to tally her 95, while Ashley Pelzer came up with rounds of 48 and 55 to tally a 103. Hannah Drost came away with rounds of 50 and 56 on Monday for a 106 final score.
Paige Naig would turn in rounds of 57 and 58 for a 115 stroke tally, while teammate Aleysha Schutz shot rounds of 56 and 59 to also card a 115, while Nikki Schany rounded out the Emmetsburg efforts with a round of 136.
“There was some excellent competition in this tournament,”?Riley noted. “The difficulty of the course is evident in the 148 stroke spread between our score and Manson Northwest Webster’s 567.”
The next step for the Lady E-Hawks will be on Monday, May 23, with the 2A Regional at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg. Tee time is 9:30 a.m. Teams taking part in the Regional will include St. Edmonds of Fort Dodge, Kumler Catholic of Carroll, Alta-Aurelia, Sioux Center and Okoboji, as well as the top five individuals from each of the three DistrictTournaments.
“This is a golden opportunity for us to advance to our fourth consecutive state golf tournament,”?Riley noted. “I think the girls are ready for the challenge.”