Trojan linksters end season

By Becky Walz,

The learning season came to an end for the Turkey Valley girls golf team Friday as the Trojans competed at Maple Hills Golf Club and hosted by Tripoli in the first regional meet.
The persistent rain showers that fell over the morning hours finally gave way to some dry skies shortly after the noon hour. The Trojans fired a 500 to earn fifth. Don Bosco ran away with the team title with 413 strokes and Wapsie Valley placed second with 475. Both teams advance to the next round of regional play.
Taking the medal was Wapsie Valley’s Anna Curley, who carved out a 91.
“Realistically I was hoping for a third place team finish and the TV girls came very close to accomplishing our goal,” said Coach John Reicks.
Halle Weber (62-60=122) led the Trojan girls in scoring with her season-low score of the year. Sophomore Sofia Rivera (63-62) and junior Mariah Throndson (65-60) both carded 125s, and Morgan Vsetecka also counted as she came in with a 128 (66-62). Freshman Annika Bodensteiner (60-70=130) and senior Abby Schmitt (71-77=148) rounded out the TV scorecard.
“I was pleased with how our girls played. They battled the elements and I think they learned a lot about themselves and how to handle a little adversity. We lowered our composite team score season average by almost 20 strokes from the 2022 campaign,” said Coach Reicks. “While we are going to miss the leadership of our lone senior Abby Schmitt, I believe we have the returning nucleus in place to really improve and lower our scores even more next season.”

Class 1A regional team scores
1. Don Bosco 413; 2. Wapsie Valley 475; 3. West Central 489; 4. Postville 493; 5. Turkey Valley 500; 6. Dunkerton 519; 7. Starmont 528; 8. Tripoli no score

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