PANORA — Waukee laid claim to its second consecutive state golf title on Wednesday, and the state’s first Class 5A crown.
The Warriors won after the second day of play here at Lake Panorama National Resort was canceled because of rain and a saturated, muddy course. That meant the 18-hole scores from the first round on Tuesday became final.
Waukee posted a team score of 325, outpacing Pleasant Valley (340) and Dowling Catholic (349) for the top spot.
The Warriors’ Kelsy Shay tied for medalist honors with a 4-over 76, matching the scoree of Pleasant Valley’s Anna Cullinan. Shay ended her day with a bang by recording five birdies in her final seven holes, including three in a row on the par-5 12th, par-3 13th and par-4 14th.
Freshman Paige Seiser finished fourth overall with an 80. Payton Minear tied for 10th with an 84, Jasmine Wyzgowski was 12th with an 85, Brittany Best was 21st with a 90 and Caitie Oder tied for 33rd with a 95.
Conditions made for a day of sunny competition, but on a soggy course saturated with rainwater. The start of the meet was pushed back an hour to assist in preparing the course for play on Tuesday, but passing storms on Wednesday morning rendered the course unplayable.