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Mount Ayr's Shields ties for 8th in 1A

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:33 a.m. CST

MARSHALLTOWN — The Pride of Iowa Conference was well-represented in Class 1A and 2A girls state golf action Monday and Tuesday at American Legion Memorial Golf Course here.

Mount Ayr freshman Tessa Shields tied for eighth in Class 1A competition with rounds of 90 and 87 for a 35-over par score of 177 for 36 holes.

In Class 2A team competition, Pleasantville was runner-up with a score of 743, well behind champion Dike-New Hartford’s 690, while Central Decatur ended up sixth at 764.

Lydia Martin and Kate Havens led Central Decatur by shooting 185 and 186, respectively. Hannah Gordon shot 167 for eighth place overall to lead Pleasantville.

Individual medalists were North Linn’s Jessica Franson in 1A with a score of 76-79 — 155; and Sarah McMichael of Nashua-Plainfield at 75-77 — 152, just 10 over par for 36 holes.

Class 1A

Individual leaders — 1. Jessica Franson, North Linn, 76-79 — 155; 2. Alexa Capesius, Bishop Garrigan, 76-81 — 157; 3. Hannah Sitzmann, Gehlen Catholic, 85-85 — 170; 4. (tie) Carly Jacobs, Marquette Catholic, 89-82 — 171 and Josie McMartin, Grundy Center, 84-87 — 171; 6. Hilary Samo, Grundy Center, 84-89 — 173; 7. Taylor Tanner, HLV, 86-88 — 174; 8. (tie) Anna Smith, Iowa Valley, 94-83 — 177, Brittany Norem, Dunkerton, 89-88 — 177 and Tessa Shields, Mount Ayr, 90-87 —177.

Class 2A

Team scoring — 1. Dike-New Hartford 690; 2. Pleasantville 743; 3. Alta-Aurelia 746; 4. Nashua-Plainfield 747; 5. West Monona 751; 6. Central Decatur 764; 7. South Winneshiek 770; 8. Audubon 771.

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