Lions field a full team for the first time this season

HULL-For the first time in the 2017 season, Central Lyon had a full team of varsity golfers to work with at a Siouxland Conference girls’ golf meet at Rolling Hills Golf Club in Hull Thursday. Meanwhile George-Little Rock was pleased with its team score, but hopes to catch up with the rest of the conference soon.

The Mustangs shot a 223, good for seventh place overall. MOC-Floyd Valley won its sixth conference meet in a row on the season with a 185.

“As a whole I thought we did pretty well. But, again, it’s the Siouxland Conference and if you do well everyone else is going to do well. But we had a 223 and that was really nice,” said George-Little Rock coach Levi Judge.

Individually the Mustangs were led by Abby Vander Laan with a 49. Julia Storm shot a 54. Called up from the junior varsity team was Madilyn Matkuska who shot 64. In order for George-Little Rock to improve in the team standings, Judge said the Mustangs must lower the extra hits.

“We need to get rid of the extra shots — the missed hit in the middle of the fairway and chipping it multiple times near the green. If we can get rid of those we can see really nice numbers,” Judge said.

For the first time this season, the Lions had enough varsity golfers to field a full team. Central Lyon shot a 235, good for eighth place. Sydney Ebel led the Lions with a 51. Emily Vande Kop and Emily Estes each tallied a 59 with Hailey Iwen, who was called up from junior varsity, shooting a 66.

“It was great to finally get a team score and earn conference team points. I was extremely pleased with the improvements Emily Estes made as she played another solid round of golf for her,” said Lions’ coach Ben Gerleman. “Sydney Ebel played really well and led our team with a 51. I was really proud of Hailey Iwen for having the courage to start playing varsity golf after touching a club for the first time at the start of the season. Emily Vande Kop struggled, but hopefully all the girls learned something about the course that will help them when we play our regional meet.”

Siouxland Conference girls’ golf at Rolling Hills Golf and Country Club

Team results:1. MOC-Floyd Valley 185, 2. West Lyon 196, 3. Okoboji 206, 4. Sioux Center 207, 5. Sibley-Ocheyedan 216, 6. Sheldon 220, 7. George-Little Rock 223, 8. Central Lyon 235

George-Little Rock cards:Abby Vander Laan 49, Julia Storm 54, Mariah Leemkuil 58, Morgan Lund 62, Madilyn Matuska 64

Central Lyon cards:Sydney Ebel 51, Emily Vande Kop 59, Emily Estes 59, Hailey Iwen 66

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