Girls’ Golf: New London Takes Aim in Ames

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Ames — The New London girls’ golf team is ready to take aim in Ames today as they prepare for the Class 1A State Golf Tournament.

New London, under head coach Greg Lerdal, have morphed into a state power and will golf as a team after qualifying as a runner-up at regionals last week.

The Tigers are paced by outstanding freshman Taylor Phillips, who’s older brother Clayton wrapped up his senior season with a top-10 finish at the boys’ state tournament just days ago.

Fellow underclassmen Emma Nye is also primed for a big tournament, following her 10th place finish at regionals last week.

Action will begin today with a full 18-hole round, followed up by another 18-holes tomorrow.

Joining the Tigers in the 1A field will be Danville senior Natalie Wilcox who qualified as an individual at last week’s regional.

Wilcox shot a 93 at Prairie Knolls to finish fourth, which punched her ticket to the 1A field.