No Marion County teams qualified for the 2019 Girls’ State Golf Tournament.
The county did have however, three individual play at the state level.
The three were Halie Veenstra of Pella High, Amy Sullivan of Knoxville and Kynser Reed of Melcher-Dallas.
Reed playing in Class 1A at the State Tournament in Marshalltown at the American Legion Course shot a two-day total of 216.
She fired rounds of 113 and 103 to finish in a tie for 61st place overall.
The 1A medalist was Annika Patton of Alta-Aurelia with a score of 148 with rounds of 78 and 70.
Algona Bishop Garrigan was the 1A State Champion with a team score of 727.
In Class 3A the State competition was held at the Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny.
Britta Snyder, of Gilbert, was meet medalist with a nifty score of 70-65--135.
Pella’s Halie Veenstra finished in 27th place with scores of 96-92--188 while Knoxville’s Amy Sullivan was tied for 52nd place with a score of 110-102--212.
Dubuque, Wahlert was the team champion with a 653. They won by 48 strokes over Humboldt in second
A field of over 70 golfers competed at the Ankeny golf site.
Pella Coach Joe Tangen stated, “Due to weather conditions, the first day was suspended after 12 holes.”
The first day of State competition was delayed for a start slated for 9 a.m. Play was suspended with lightning in the area.
Knoxville Coach Barry Smith replied, “The rainy weather made the course play longer as it was very wet and the rough was thick as well.”
Smith added, “It was a pretty good experience for Amy and it was a great accomplishment to end her sophomore season. Knowing Amy, she will work on her game even more over the summer to help prepare for the upcoming season.”