Highlights from Day 1 of the Girls’ State Golf Tournament

Girls’ State Golf- The Iowa Girls’ high school golf state tournament got underway today and here’s how our local teams are faring.

In Class 1A, New London has finished in 1st place in both regional assignments to qualify as a team. The Tigers finished day one in 2nd place after shooting 364, 13 strokes behind Grundy Center. Taylor Phillips leads the team and field after the first day shooting a 78 (+6).

Sophie Malott is tied for 12th place after finishing 19 over par.  Emma Busby is tied for 21st and Emma Nye is tied for 25th.

Isabelle Nye shot 43 over par, which slotted her tied for 59th. Lastly, Stevey Wintermeyer finished in 66th place after shooting 123 for the course.

Olivia Hines of Mediapolis finished as the top individual in the regional finals to qualify for the Class 2A state tournament. Hines took 3rd place in last year’s state tournament with a two-day score of 153 or 9 over par. Hines finds herself in a similar situation this year after shooting an 80 for round one placing her in 3rd place 9 over par. In 1st place is last year’s individual state champion Chloe Bolte of Sumner-Fredericksburg at 4 over par.

Washington finished day one tied for 3rd place on the team leaderboard after shooting a 341 (+53). Gilbert is on top of the leaderboard with a team score of +44. Kaylin Long leads the way for the Demons after shooting a 78 on the day. Her 6 over par score leaves her tied for 3rd place.

Makenna Conrad is tied for 10th place with a score of 11 over par.

Mallary Johnson and Haley Mitchell shot a 90 on the day and finished in 24th place.

Adalyn Long shot a 96 on the day to finish tied for 47th and Maci Williams finished tied for 53rd after finishing with the score of +26.

Champions will be decided tomorrow. Deerwood Golf Club is the exclusive sponsor for boys’ and girls’ state golf coverage here on KILJ.