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Henson medals again in narrow Marshalltown loss

Amber Henson

PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown freshman Amber Henson made her way to the front of the pack for the second night in a row, but the Bobcat girls golf team was narrowly defeated by host Southeast Polk in a CIML Iowa Conference dual.

The Rams used a balanced attack to take down the Bobcats, 194-196, at Copper Creek Golf Course, dropping Marshalltown to 0-3 overall and in conference play. Southeast Polk’s four counting scores all fell between 47 and 54, while the Bobcats’ scores ranged from Henson’s 39 to a 57.

Henson’s 4-over-par medalist round included three pars, five bogeys and a birdie on the 106-yard par-3 fifth hole. The eight-stroke victory marked her third gold medal in six meets this season.

Kyra Feldman came in with a 48, Emma Younkin shot a 52 and Brynn Van Buren’s 57 finished out the scoring for Marshalltown. Norah Wilson added a 59 while Taylor Naughton closed it out with a 68.

Jenna Vignovich led Southeast Polk with the runner-up medalist round of 47, followed by a 48 from Isabelle Juhler, Rylie Kruse’s 51 and Peyton Weidner’s 54.

The Bobcats close out a busy week with Thursday’s Linda Bloom Invite on Thursday at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. Twelve teams visit Marshalltown for the 10 a.m. tournament.

Southeast Polk 194, Marshalltown 196

At Pleasant Hill

Copper Creek Golf Course – Red, par 35

Medalist — Amber Henson, MHS, 39; Runner-up — Jenna Vignovich, SEP, 47.

SOUTHEAST POLK (194) — Vignovich 47, Isabelle Juhler 48, Rylie Kruse 51, Peyton Weidner 54, Jenna Smythe 61.

MARSHALLTOWN (196) — Henson 39, Kyra Feldman 48, Emma Younkin 52, Brynn Van Buren 57, Norah Wilson 59, Taylor Naughton 68.