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Trojans’ Van Dyk scores medalist round at Benton

April 21, 2013
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

VAN HORNE - Paige Van Dyk picked up her second medalist honors in as many tournaments as the shorthanded South Tama girls' golf team competed Saturday at the Benton Invitational.

Only two Trojan golfers finished the tournament, as Carrie Cibula tied for fifth overall with her round of 93. The event started later than the 8:30 a.m. scheduled time because of frost on the course, and a number of STC golfers eventually withdrew during their round because of prom.

Van Dyk had a three-stroke cushion atop the field with her 1-over-par round of 75. The junior also won the West Marshall Invitational earlier in the week.

Independence won the eight-team invitational with a 383 team score, followed by Vinton-Shellsburg (396) and Waterloo Columbus (404). Columbus had three of the top 10 individual scores.

The Trojans return to action with an NICL West Division dual meet against East Marshall on Tuesday at Wandering Creek Golf Course in Marshalltown.

Fact Box

Benton Invitational

At Van Horne

Tara Hills Country Club, par 74

Team Standings - 1. Independence 383, 2. Vinton-Shellsburg 396, 3. Waterloo Columbus 404, 4. Cedar Rapids Prairie 415, 5. Solon 437, 6. Benton Community 452. Incomplete: South Tama, HLV.

Individual (top 10) - 1. Paige Van Dyk, STC, 75; 2. Mackenzie Black, IND, 78; 3. Taylor Utter, CRP, 86; 4. Cassidy Boe, WC, 88; 5. (tie) Carrie Cibula, STC, 93; Tessa Swacker, WC, 93; 7. Natalie Ketchen, V-S, 95; 8. (tie) Erin Randall, V-S, 96; Emily Machula, CRP, 96; 10. Rachel Leibold, WC, 97.



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