STATE CENTER - Both top scores of the day in a co-ed golf triangular belonged to ADM here Tuesday.
ADM's Madi Reindle shot a 1-over-par 36 on the back nine at Lincoln Valley Golf Course to take the girls' medalist honors as West Marshall hosted the Tigers and Nevada.
The boys' medalist honors went to Wes Nordquist of ADM as he fired a 38.
T-R PHOTO BY MARK PAWLAK
Tyler Keigan putts back toward the hole on the 18th green during Tuesday’s triangular meet at Lincoln Valley Golf Course near State Center. The Trojan boys were defeated by Nevada and ADM in the non-conference event.
On the girls' side, the team race went to ADM as well with a 185 total. West Marshall claimed second (201) and Nevada third (209).
The Trojans - who advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history in 2008 - are still tinkering to gear up for the fast approaching postseason. The district meet is at Lincoln Valley in less than two weeks (May 18).
"We really need to cut down our score some before tournament-time," said West Marshall head coach Lynn Mitchell. "We've been working on some things and I can see we're improving. Our scores are getting there."
Kaitlyn Randall led the Trojans with a 47 as she tied Nevada's Katelyn Pringnitz for runner-up medalist honors.
"Kailtyn's been pretty consistent all year and I've been pleased with what she's been doing for us," Mitchell said.
Shawna Pfantz had a round of 50 for West Marshall and the Trojans used two 52s in their team score as each Susan Johnson, Taylor Davis and Molly Underwood shot that total.
Reindle, who tied for fourth in Class 3A at last year's state meet, had seven pars, a birdie and double bogey on her round.
Nevada took top honors in the boys' competition with a 166 team total. The Cubs' Jake Crowley was the runner-up medalist at 39. ADM was second (173) and West Marshall third (183).
Chris Toyne and Tyler Keigan, who played in the same group Tuesday, both shot 45s to lead the Trojans. Zack Nolta finished at 46 and Robert Fouts 47.
"I thought we were better today. We're definitely a lot more comfortable at home," said West Marshall head coach Blair Taylor. "We have another home meet Friday and hopefully we'll get even more comfortable."
West Marshall hosts South Hamilton in a boys-only dual Friday. Both the boys and girls are in action Monday at the North Iowa Cedar League West Division tournament. The boys play in Conrad and the girls in Marshalltown.
"There were a few good scores today," Taylor said. "The guys feel they still can shave a few shots off their scores. We'll keep plugging away and work on the stuff we have to work on."
The postseason for the boys starts in just over a week as the Trojans take part in the Conrad sectional May 15.