MAQUOKETA — The conditions may not have been ideal, but the Central DeWitt and Northeast girls golf teams still made the most of their 18-hole debuts at Wednesday’s Maquoketa Invitational.
Both squads had individual golfers finish in the top-five and the Sabers were the team runner-up at the meet with a 435. Lisbon put all four of their scoring golfers in the top 10 to win the meet with a 425. Northeast, meanwhile, was sixth, shooting a 466.
Northeast senior Ciera Krogman shot the area’s low round of the day, carding a 101 to finish third overall.
Joining her in the top five was Sabers sophomore Anna Hurning, who finished just three strokes back in fifth.
Central DeWitt sophomore Riley Horst and freshman Isabelle Pierce had just a single stroke separate their two scores — a 109 for the former, a 110 for the latter — while freshman Maggie Froeschle wrapped up the Sabers’ team score with her 112. Marjory Alger chipped in a 117 with Kaylie Stearns adding a 122.
Krogman’s senior teammate, Clarissa Jacobsen, shot a 118 to give the Rebels their second score. Sophomore Elly Cain and junior Morgan Foster, meanwhile, finished within a stroke of each other with rounds of 123 and 124, respectively. Isabelle Brown added a 135 with Ava Friedrichsen notching a 142.
Sabers finish eighth at Lancer Invite
Central DeWitt did not have to wait long to take part in its second 18-hole tournament, joining 11 other squads at Thursday’s Lancer Invitational at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course.
Led by top-25 finishes from both Froeschle and Hurning, the Sabers lowered their score from the day before — from 435 to 419 — to finish eighth overall.
Pleasant Valley cruised to the team crown with a 341, 24 strokes clear of the field. Johnston was second with a 365, while Dubuque Hempstead took third with their 370.
Froeschle was one of 21 players at the meet to shoot under 100 as she finished 20th overall with a 99, while Hurning nearly did it herself, finishing just a stroke back in 22nd. The two Sabers were very consistent: Hurning’s 100 included identical 50s on the front and back nines, while Froeschle shot a 49 on the front nine and a 50 on the back.
Stearns shot her own 50 on the back nine and finished with a 108, while Pierce was just two strokes back to finish off the team score.
Alger added a 117 for the Saber with Horst shooting a 119.
Rebels take on Bellevue, Camanche
The Maquoketa Invite was the start of a busy stretch for the Rebels, who faced River Valley North foes on both Thursday and Friday.
Visiting Bellevue was unable to post a team score in Thursday’s meet — it had just three golfers — but Northeast produced four of the top-five scores as part of their 211.
That included a medalist round of 49 for Krogman, who parred both the first and fourth holes.
Cain tied for second at the meet with a 52, she parred the second hole, while Jacobsen was just a stroke back of her with a 53 and Brown wrapped up the 211 with her 57 (not to be outdone, Foster and Friedrichsen both carded 59s).
A day later, the Rebels turned to their seniors to lead the way in a visit to Valley Oaks in Clinton to take on Camanche.
And Krogman and Jacobsen came through, earning medalist and runner-up medalist with rounds of 47 and 48, respectively, in Northeast’s 212-245 victory.
Cain added a 57 for the Rebels, while Foster finished the team score off with her 60. Friedrichsen was just two strokes back and Brown capped everything off with a 66.