Lady E-Hawks Earn Return To State Golf
MILFORD – Despite starting out with wet conditions and then seeing conditions become hot and humid, Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks took on the adversity and the competition to finish second in the 2A Regional Final Tuesday afternoon. The finish earns the Lady E-Hawks a return to the Girls State Golf Tournament, which will be played next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31-June 1, at the Jester Park Golf Course near Granger.
The 2A?Regional had been postponed from Monday, due to concerns over weather, but by noon on Tuesday, the temperatures were in the 80’s with rising humidity as the golfers took to the links at Woodlyn Hills golf course outside of Milford.
Playing against teams from Central Springs, Hinton and Unity Christian of Orange City, the Lady E-Hawks had to battle hard against quality opponents in both rounds,
When play was completed, Emmetsburg came away in second place with a team total of 394, 14 strokes behind Unity Christian, who shot a 380 to win the Regional. However, both teams advance to the State Tournament.
For Emmetsburg, Allison Freeman would shoot a round of 46 on the front nine, and then added a round of 43 to tally an 89 on the day. The score would be third lowest, also qualifying Freeman for individual medalist play next week at State.
Katie Hoffman would shoot a round of 50 on the front nine and a 50 on the back nine for a 100-stroke total, while Sarah Pugh added rounds of 54 and then rebounded to shoot a 47 on the back nine for a 101-stroke total.
Laura Moser would shoot a 51 on her first nine holes and a 53 on the back nine to tally a 104, which would give the Lady E-Hawks their 394 stroke team total.
Parker Traub would shoot a 51 on the front nine and added a 55 on the back nine for a 106 stroke total and Benni Greene added rounds of 58 and 54 for a 112 to close out Emmetsburg’s showing on the day.
“The girls had to battle all day long out here,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Ted Riley. “They battled good golfers, the heat, the humidity and the course and they rose to the challenge to earn the right to return to the state tournament next week. It’s very satisfying to see hard work all season long pay off in the post season. I really believe these girls have earned this opportunity to return to the State Tournament.”