The last of our local girls golf programs fell in Monday night’s Regional Finals, as the Pleasantville and PCM girls golf teams each came up in third place at their respective Class 1A and 2A Regional Tournaments.
Playing at the Town and Country Golf Course in Grundy Center, the Trojans shot an admirable 388, but could not keep pace with a Grundy Center squad playing on their home course. The Spartans shot a 354 to win the team title, while Valley Community of Elgin took second with a 375. Pleasantville was also unable to land a golfer in the top five to try and qualify for the Class 1A Girls State Golf Meet as an individual.
The story was not much different in Class 2A, which was played at the Pine Lake Country Club in Eldora. Though the PCM girls had been a top-tier team throughout the season, they were unable to keep pace with top-ranked Dyersville-Beckman, which fired a 367 to take the team title and qualify for the State Meet. Dike-New Hartford shot a 378 for the second – and final – qualifying slot, and PCM carded a 403. Cassidy Van Veen shot the Mustangs’ low score with a 98, placing 16th.
Cassidy while be joined by teammate Kelsey Van Veen in the State Coed Meet on June 4th, though, as PCM will have two coed teams consisting of all Van Veens: Hunter and Cassidy as one pair and Logan and Kelsey as the other. The male Van Veen cousins will play in the Class 2A Boys State Meet in Livermore this weekend.
Region 3 at Grundy Center: Town and Country Golf Course
Grundy Center – 354 – State Qualifier
Valley – 375 – State Qualifier
Pleasantville – 388
Ankeny Christian Academy – 393
AGWSR – 411
Starmont – 420
Victoria Grasso, Ankeny Christian Academy – 78
Hillary Samo, Grundy Center – 82
Katie Schachterle, AGWSR – 82
Jodi Schott, Valley – 88
Josie McMartin, Grundy Center – 89
Region 3 at Eldora: Pine Lake Country Club
Dyersville-Beckman – 367 – State Qualifier
Dike-New Hartford – 378 – State Qualifier
PCM – 403
Sumner-Fredricksburg – 406
South Hardin – 409
West Marshall – 411
Bri Weber, Dike-New Hartford – 82
Chantel Eicher, East Marshall – 84
Katie Barbee, Des Moines Christian – 85
Brooke Klostermann, Beckman – 85
Ashley Dumler, Dike-New Hartford – 88