Western Dubuque sophomore Hannah Fangman shot her way to a 17th-place finish at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament, held May 28-29 at the Coldwater Country Club in Ames.
Fangman added an 87 to her first-day round of 82 for a 169 total.
Coach Amy Haldeman added, “Hannah had a very successful experience this year. I was very proud of how she handled herself at state, especially with the tough weather conditions. She jumped a lot of spots (over last year) to end 17th.
“The conditions as we know were not good but you had to make the best of them, especially mentally. She was happy with her 82 the first day and was sitting well for top 10-15. She played bogie golf Wednesday and kept grinding away, trying to make some pars. She made enough to keep her in the top 20. She gained a little bit more confidence and maturity at this year’s meet, a big difference from her freshman year to this year.
“The next two years will be huge for her as long as she keeps working on her game in the off-season. I believe she will do that.
“That is also true for the other four players who played all season long and will be back. It’s up to them to work on their game. They need to make the most of their opportunities to become better golfers. It was a great growing season for our freshmen and I know they will improve from that.”
Winning the individual tourney was West Des Moines Valley’s Paige Hoffman with 68-69=137, a stroke in front of teammate Shannon Vogler. Senior’s Abby Marting was fifth with 74-81=155. Her teammate Breanna Feldermann was seventh at 157.
Valley took the team title with 631 (322-309), followed by Bettendorf 656, Waukee 668, Cedar Falls 674, Dubuque Senior 714, Linn Mar 715, Dallas Center-Grimes 733, Hempstead and Johnston 750 and Pleasant Valley 790.