RSM, K-Pís Thompson advance from girls golf regional

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
(Photo By Rylan Howe) Sidney Tritz of Remsen St. Maryís hits the ball towards the green at the Primghar Golf and Country Club on Friday in a Class 1A regional golf meet. Tritz was the individual runner-up for the day with a 94 across the 18 holes.

PRIMGHAR ó The Remsen St. Maryís girls golf team, along with Kingsley-Pierson individual Abby Thompson, advanced from the Class 1A regional first round meet held at the Primghar Golf and Country Club on Friday.

The RSM and K-P teams tied for the second lowest score at the meet with the tiebreaker eventually going to the Hawks based on their sixth golfer as they stay alive in the team postseason tournament while the Panthers are now done in team play.

ďIt truly took the whole team today. So proud of these girls,Ē RSM Head Coach Sue Klein said.

Central Lyon had the winning team score of 386 which was well in front of the 428 team scores from the Hawks and Panthers.

Central Lyon had three of the top four individuals including overall medalist Mariah Gerleman who led the field with a 91 score.

RSMís Sidney Tritz was the runner-up for the day with a 94. Her first round nine was a 44 which included even pars on each of the last three holes. She matched par once on her second trip around the course, the par-5 first, as she ended with a 50 the second time around.

K-Pís Thompson grabbed the final spot in the top six which advance in regional play. She finished with a 99. Her first nine score was a 51 as she matched par on the par-5 fifth and par-4 ninth holes. She shot a lower 48 on her second trip around the course with one even-par hole on the par-3 third.

The Panthers added a 105 from Hannah Koch and a 106 from Jordyn Sitzmann for their next two scores which were below the second-best score from the Hawks. Koch finished with splits of 52 and 53 while Sitzmann shot a 60 on the first nine and a 46 on the second. A 12 on the par-5 fifth the first time around for Sitzmann inflated her score which included two even-par holes on that nine. She was even on three holes on the second nine and also birdied the par-5 first hole the second time around.

K-Pís last score included in the team score was a 118 from Reagan Vos on splits of 60 and 58.

RSM used a 107 from Isabella Arens, a 113 from Maci Gravenish and a 114 from Olivia Pottebaum to make up the last three scores of their team score.

As the teams were tied after the top four golfers, the tiebreaker went to the fifth golfer for each team. Those scores were identical as Kenna Haggin shot a 119 for the Panthers and Peyton Frederes had the same score for the Hawks.

Then moving to the sixth golfers for each side, RSMís Zajara Galles had a 121 which was better than Gabby Bousteadís 142 for the Panthers which gave the Hawks the edge to advance.

Gehlen Catholic finished in fourth place with a 446. Their top golfer of the day was Olivia Bunkers who shot a 106. Rysaiah Sitzmann tallied a 109 for the teamís next score. Virginia Freking was third on the team with a 114 and Lynsey Reuter completed the team score with a 117. The Lady Jays did not use a 119 from Jayden Barthole or a 129 from McKenna Sitzmann towards their team score. The Jays will say goodbye to seniors Bunkers and Freking.

MMCRU took the eighth place spot with a 473. Their top individual score was a 109 from Belle Olson. Avery Schlenger came in next with a 117. The team score was completed by a 122 from Sophie Hohbach and a 125 from Brielle Myears. Non-counting scores for the Royals were a 129 for Cassie Weiler and a 147 for Sidney Krier.

The RSM team and K-Pís Thompson will compete in the regional final meet at the Newell Golf Club on Wednesday for a chance to go to state.

Team scores: Central Lyon 386, Remsen St. Maryís 428, Kingsley-Pierson 428, Gehlen Catholic 446, Boyden-Hull 447, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 450, South OíBrien 466, MMCRU 473, George-Little Rock - incomplete team.

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