Atlantic Captures 4th Girls State Golf Title


June 3rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic won the Class 3-A state golf championship Tuesday by 20 strokes over second place Kuemper Catholic at the Ames Golf & Country Club.  Atlantic had a one stroke lead heading into the second and final round and led by Erin Olsen’s final round 77 they captured the crown.  Olsen led Atlantic with a two day total of 87-77–164 to place fifth overall, Brooke Fletcher shot 85-81–166 and was tied for 6th place, Brooke Newell shot 92-86–178 and Bailey Walter 96-91–187.  Atlantic shot a team total of 360 in the first round and followed that up with a 335 on Tuesday.  Paige VanDyk of South Tama County shot 148 and won medalist honors.  This is Atlantic’s 4th girls state golf title and the first for coach Kathy Hobson.  The 1986, 1988 and 1990 teams won championships under coach Betty Heflin.

In Class 2-A, Dike-New Hartford easily won the team crown with a 690.  Audubon placed 8th shooting a total of 771.  Sarah McMichael of Nashua-Plainfield shot 152 to win first place.  Susie Bylund of Audubon shot 83-78–161 to tie for 6th place while Faith Fliflet of Audubon was 14th overall shooting 89-88–177.  Treynor’s Ally Anderson tied for 15th shooting 93-88–181 and Riverside’s Ellen Johnson shot 94-90–184 for 17th place.

In Class 1-A, Grundy Center won the team title with a 711 while Guthrie Center shot 835 for 7th place.  Medalist was Jessica Franson of North Linn with a 76-79–155 while Mallory Osen led Guthrie Center with 90-98–188.

The Class 4-A team title goest to Cedar Rapids Xavier and the medalist is Maddie Bertsch of Xavier.

The Class 5-A team champ is Waukee and the medalist is Karli Kerrigan of Ankeny Centennial.