Put one more victory in the books for the Dallas Center-Grimes girls’ golf team who earned their 27th win Monday afternoon in a non conference triangular at Beaver Creek Golf Course.
The Fillies come off of a stellar 18 hole tournament last Friday where they posted three golfers inside the top five individual finishes. Monday afternoon against the likes of Perry and Winterset, Dallas Center-Grimes would become repeat offenders placing three golfers inside the top five for the second consecutive meet.
The victory certainly did not come easy for the Fillies who had to battle not only humid conditions, but very soggy conditions as well. Filly head coach John Klaessy talked about the conditions of the course and the challenges that were presented to the players.
“With the recent rains we’ve been having the course is very wet,” began Klaessy. “When you have such wet conditions with standing water, even a middle fairway shot can be challenging. With the ground giving in so quickly you have to be aware of that which might force a golfer to be much smarter with their shot selections.”
Despite the challenge the Fillies still bested the three team triangular field with a total of 204 strokes. Perry came in second with a team score of 224 while the Huskies of Winterset came in third with a team score of 249.
After a second place finish in her last outing where Lydia Steier finished second in the meet by one stroke, the junior took the next step up Monday afternoon besting the 18 person field. Steier put up a season best score of 44 strokes to earn the meet medalist honor.
Klaessy has been very pleased with the recent work done by Steier and spoke about the junior’s overall work.
“Lydia (Steier) is a great golfer who has a great pace about her,” began Klaessy. “Her style of play has been quick and concise and she’s had a great short game working as of late.”
Closely behind for the Fillies included the pair of Aubree Klug and Sarah Rauschenberg who both took home a score of 50. After Klug earned her first meet medal of the season last time out, the junior ended up placing third overall Monday due to card-back tie breaking rules. That meant that Rauschenberg placed fourth overall, also with a score of 50.
Freshman Emerson Kleis finished off the Filly scorecard with a nine hole round of 60. The remaining Filly scores included Reagan Stokely with a 61 and Annagrace Dalbey with 62 strokes through nine holes of play.
Monday’s meet marked the second straight meet the Fillies posted three top five finishes which has brought about a rather consistent winning theme for coach Klaessy’s Filly squad.
“We’ve really started to become more consistent in the way we play recently,” said Klaessy. “The last two meets have shown that we have good depth to this team and that when one person is having a bad day, we have a whole team to step up and cover.”
Monday’s meet officially concludes the 2018 regular season for the Fillies who will now set their sites on the regional tournament coming up on Monday, May 21, beginning at 9 a.m.