Freshman Lillie Lamont’s 87 led the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes golf team to a second place finish at the Regional final in Williamsburg on Monday. That 2nd place showing qualifies the Vikettes for the State Meet next week.

Coach’s report from Janet Woodhouse:

Regional Final

Stone Creek Golf Course, Williamsburg par 71

May 22, 2017

Weather: 60, very windy

Team Scores (Top 2 advance to State):

Centerville 336

Vinton-Shellsburg 370

Anamosa 391

Mediapolis 438

Top Five Individuals (These earn medals and advance to State):

Madeline McDonald, Centerville 82

Emily Moorman, Centerville 82

Caitlin Steimle, Dav. Assumption 83

Chyenne Chapman, Centerville 83

Lillie Lamont, Vinton-Shellsburg 87

V-S Individuals:

Lillie Lamont 41, 46- 87

Halie Engler 46, 46- 92

Brandi Gerber 45, 50- 95

Rachel Tandy 46, 50- 96

non counters:

Emily Blake 56, 53- 109

Alex Maynard 63, 52- 115

The wind was brutal, but some great scores were shot at this Regional. Vinton-Shellsburg had four golfers at 96 or less which brought us home in second place; that shows our depth and mental toughness. We told them to believe in themselves and they did!

I never know which girl it will be from this team who will be our team medalist; it is truly a team effort. Today it was freshman, Lillie Lamont; Lillie shot the lowest score of the entire field on the first nine with six pars! She also earned a medal for placing 5th and automatically qualified as an individual for the State tournament. However, since our team qualified, it puts all of our individual team members as qualifiers in medalist contention.

Stone Creek is a nine hole course, so the same course was used for both rounds but with a change in tees for the second nine. Halie Engler was our most consistent with steady rounds of 46, 46. Ms Gerber and Ms Tandy both had problem holes on the second nine, but continued to shoot well and kept their totals in the mid 90s. It’s always difficult but important to not give up when you have a bad hole; every stroke counts! Emily Blake and Alex Maynard also battled through some problem holes but stayed focused. Ms Maynard really turned it around her second nine! I couldn’t be happier for this group of girls who have worked all season to improve their scores!

Our will play Tuesday and Wednesday at Lake Panorama Golf Course near Panora in the Class 3A State Tournament. They now know they are one of the best eight teams in Iowa girls 3A golf!