It was State qualifying day for Iowa Girls Golf Monday afternoon and the Sheldon Orab will be competing as a team in Class 2A. Sheldon finished second behind Region team champ Alta Aurelia as the Orabs carded a team total 391 to Alta Aurelia’s 379. Sheldon was one stroke better than Nashua Plainfield who finished third at 392. The Regional was held at Five Island Golf Club at Emmetsburg.
Head Coach Jan Sneiderman had these thoughts about the state trip.
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We talked with the coach before the Regional and the key going in was “course management” .
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Sneiderman is in her fourth year as head coach and she talked about her players development over that time especially the seniors.
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The Sheldon team includes Carrie Wahlstrom who was among the medalists with a 90 to finish 4th individually. Other Sheldon scores included Erin Abele at 92, Lindsey Nilles at 102, Katherine Bomgaars at 107, Rachel Abele at 110 and Jenna Kruger at 116.
It’s the Orabs first trip to the state meet since 1982. Head Coach Jan Sneiderman is assisted by Eric Maassen.
1 Alta-Aurelia – 379 – State Qualifier
2 Sheldon – 391 – State Qualifier
3 Nashua-Plainfield – 392
4 Hampton-Dumont – 417
5 Emmetsburg – 433
6 Unity Christian – 436
1 Alex Mankle, Okoboji – 80
2 Karah Huinker, Garner-Hayfield – 86
3 Sara McMichael, Nashua-Plainfield – 89
4 Carrie Wahlstrom, Sheldon – 90
5 April Goslinga, Alta-Aurelia – 91
In Class 1A at Silver Lake in Lake Park Courtney Hummel of West Sioux shot a 93 to qualify for the State Meet.
No golfers in the immediate listening area competed at the 3A Regional held at Harlan Golf and Country Club.
The 1A and 2A State Girls Golf Meets will be held at River Valley Golf Course in Adel while the 3A and 4A meets will be decided at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Both State Meets are set for Tuesday and Wednesday May 29th and 30th.