Three Maquoketa Valley girls ended their golf season, May 17, at Lone Pine Golf Course in Colesburg in the Class 1A regional test.
Madeline Gellersen missed qualifying for the next level by six strokes, shooting 116 (58-58). Kaela Clemen was another three strokes back at 119 (55-64) and Mianna Gosche ended at 172 (88-84). Because there were only three golfers for Maquoketa Valley, they did not post a team score.
Ed-Co’s Maddie Streicher took her expected place at the top of the individual standings with an 80 (42-38) and led her team to that title as well, with 408. The second qualifying team was Central Elkader at 449 and North Linn came in third, also advancing because Ed-Co played their home course, at 455.
Fourth and not moving on was Clayton Ridge at 475, followed by East Buchanan 486, Starmont 498 and MFL MarMac 531.
Joining Streicher in the individual and advancing top six scores were Madison Sylvester of Elkader at 99, the only two to beat 100, Miranda Lange of MFL 100, Hailey Rausch of Ed-Co 101, Sydney Smock of North Linn 102 and both Maddy Stepanek of North Linn and Ally Joyce of East Buchanan, 110.
Coach Tim Andrews was pleased with his three girls’ results. “I was very proud of how the girls competed today. Although we did not reach our goal of getting a regional finalist, I was happy to see how far all the girls’ games have come in a short time. For Madeline to come within six strokes of qualifying in only her second year of golf hurts some because she is a senior. And for Kaela to come so close in her first-ever year of playing shows her hard work throughout the season. Mianna also competed the best she could given that she was fighting injury throughout the day. I look forward to what next year may bring.”