On a cool and windless day, the Dallas Center-Grimes girls golf team was out and about, involved in the Cardinal Invitational Friday, May 3 in Newton.


Among a field of seven separate teams at the Westwood Golf Course, the Fillies captured a second place finish courtesy of a team score of 191. Dallas Center-Grimes was bested only by Grinnell who posted three golfers inside the top six spots to capture the meet crown with a score of 175.


For the Fillies themselves, it was Lydia Steier to once again lead the way for the third straight meet, this time doing so with a nine hole round of five-over-par 40. Steier has been flirting with a number of different birdie opportunities in the past few meets and connected on one Friday afternoon as she drilled a tricky put on hole seven to capture her lone made birdie for the meet. Steier also captured two pars along the way, making it nine pars made over the last 27 holes. That score came just six shots off of her season best nine-hole round of 34.


Steier was followed by Aubree Klug who deposited a two par performance and ended her nine holes with a score of 46, just five shots off of her season best mark of 41. Klug’s two pars came on a par four hole four and a par three hole number six. Klug has now dropped her nine hole average to 47.25 for the season.


Emerson Kleis was the next Fillie up as she matched her nine hole average, landing a score of 12-over-par 47. Kleis joined in on the par parade as she too pitched in two pars which came on a par four hole two, and the par three hole six. The sophomore star has now landed a combined average (9 and 18 hole) of 50.40.


The final counting score for the Fillies included Annagrace Dalbey who shot just eight strokes off of her season best nine-hole score with 58 strokes on Friday. She was followed by Morgan Stork who also chipped in a nine-hole score of 58 which was then immediately followed by Kaylin Petrak who carded a nine-hole round of 59.


Next up for the Fillie golf team will be the Little Hawkeye Conference meet on Tuesday, May 7 which will then be followed by a rescheduled meet at Oakland Acres Golf Club in Grinnell, a meet the was originally scheduled for April 30th. That meet will begin at 4 p.m. From there the Fillies will have just two more meets until the regional tournament begins. They will travel to the Lakeview Country Club on Monday, May 13 for a triangular with Winterset and Perry, and then followed up by the final regular season meet against Ballard, Bondurant-Farrar, and North Polk on Thursday, May 16 at Beaver Creek Golf Course.


The regional tournament for the Fillies will be at Willow Creek Golf Course on Monday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m.