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Lady E-Hawks Place Sixth At State Golf

By Staff | Jun 7, 2016

AWARD?WINNERS - Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks pose with their state trophy and awards following completion of the 2016 Class 2A Girls State Golf Tournament last Wednesday. In front from left to right are Laura Moser, Katie Hoffman and Allison Freeman. In back from left to right are Head Coach Ted Riley, Benni Greene, Parker Traub, Sara Pugh and Assistant Coach Kort Freeman. -- Submitted photo

GRANGER – Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawk Golf Team closed out the 2016 season with a sixth place finish at the 2016 Class 2A Girls State Golf Tournament last week. The tournament was played May 30-June 1 at the Jester Park Golf Course at Granger.

Emmetsburg would also earn an eighth place finish in the individual competition from junior Allison Freeman during the tournament, capping off a successful season that saw Emmetsburg earn the Lakes Conference dual meet and Tournament Championships.

“This season is a great example of how hard work pays off,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Ted Riley. “We lost four very talented players last year, but these girls picked right up where they left off last year and worked very hard.”

Emmetsburg would finish in sixth place in the team standings with a 749 stroke total in Class 2A, as Alta-Aurelia won the title with a 674, Treynor was second with a 703, while Unity Christian finished third with a 708. South Winneshiek was fourth with a 727 and Pleasantville was fifth with a 741 stroke total.

The Lady E-Hawks were led by junior Allison Freeman, who shot a 42 and 43 on Wednesday for an 85, which with her 86 from day one of play, gave her a 171 total, good for eighth place in the individual medalist competition.

Sara Pugh would shoot two rounds of 50 on Wednesday for a 100, with her 89 on Tuesday for a 189, good for 29th place. Senior Katie Hoffman shot a 96 on Tuesday and added rounds of 49 and 45 for a 94 to tally a 190, good for a tie for 30th place.

Parker Traub added a 52 and 49 on Wednesday for a 101 to her 100 from Tuesday for a 201, which tied her for the 40th place finish. Senior Benni Greene shot a 103 on Tuesday and added rounds of 47 and 52 for a 99 to give her a 202 stroke total, a tie for 42nd place and senior Laura Moser added a 47 and 58 for a 105 to her 101 from Tuesday to tally a 206, good for 45th place.

“We lose the three seniors who have given us great play and leadership this season, but our younger players are ready to step up for next year,”?Riley noted. “I would say that the future looks really bright for Lady E-Hawk Golf.”