A day before the Iowa High School state track meet, the sport of golf made a big splash at the CIML Central Division girls’ conference tournament Wednesday in Pleasantville.
That is where the Waukee girls’ golf team used three top ten golfers to help in a championship winning effort. The Warrior girls won the conference tournament crown by putting up a team score of 315, a full 16 strokes ahead of second place.
It was an 18 hole journey for 36 golfers and when all was said and done, three Waukee golfers earned a top ten finish. Ankeny Centennial’s Tenley Moretti may have bested all 36 individual golfers with a three-under par 69, but Waukee was knocking on the door in second place with Grace Gallagher. Gallagher picked the right time to earn her best 18 hole round of the year pitching in an 18 hole score of three-par 74. Gallagher earned the top score on the Waukee scorecard and did so behind 13 pars, including the seven pars and a birdie that made up the back nine for a nine hole best for the senior.
Fellow senior Brooke Boardman started off her 18 hole round with six pars and a birdie on the front nine and a four par, 2 birdie performance on the back nine to accumulate a round of 75 for the day. Boardman would join Gallagher as one of three Waukee Warriors to earn a top ten finish and an all conference honor. The third all conference honor for Waukee was bestowed upon junior Jessey Wyzgowski.
Wyzgowski used a pair of nine hole season best rounds to earn the junior an 18 hole round of 78 on the day. Wyzgowski poured in four straight pars to start off round one en rout to one of her best nine hole marks of her career with a 38. Wyzgowski finished off her back nine with three straight pars to complete her scoring with a back nine total of 40 strokes.
Ella Kramer officially rounded out the scoring for Waukee with an 18 hole score of 88 placing 15th overall. All six Warriors resided inside the top twenty including Katelyn Mardis and Meghan Doherty. Mardis chipped in a round of 89 while Doherty followed closely behind with a score total of 92.
The Warriors have now officially ended their regular season and will be back to action on Monday, May 21. That will be the regional tournament where Waukee will be involved with a nine team field. beginning at 10 a.m. Those who take top two as a team and/or individually will then move onto the state meet.