The Mid-Prairie girls golf team broke the 200 mark Monday night in Kalona, winning a River Valley Conference dual against rival Iowa City Regina, 195 to 207. The Golden Hawks shot their season best round despite windy and rainy conditions during the middle of the round that actually caused both teams to be called back to the clubhouse for around 20 minutes. The Golden Hawks were led by meet medalist Allyson Wertz who posted a low round 43 despite being assessed a two stroke penalty. Following the meet Wertz talked about what keyed her round.
“It’s my first time playing in the rain, but I just didn’t let that get to me, did think about it or anything,” Wertz said. “I started out on one with a nice straight drive, and that just set the bar, [because] I parred that hole.”
Other scores for Mid-Prairie included Courtney Cayton’s 49, Laura Yoder at 50, Sydney Scarff with 53, and Mick Van Winkle and Olivia Nisley both shooting 55. Following the meet Mid-Prairie Head Coach Tracy McArtor talked about how well his team is playing right now and how they can get even better.
“I think if we can keep Allyson and Courtney playing like they have been, and even improve a little more, the biggest thing will be are those girls in the 3-6 slot. They can continue to improve like they have been, and start throwing the low 50’s score in there, maybe surprise us all one night and maybe throw a 40’s round in there some night, they’ve go the potential to do some good things,” McArtor said.
Next up for Mid-Prairie is the 10 team Golden Hawk Invitational Thursday.