—by Todd Thorson
The Roland-Story girls’ golf team competed in a very tough 3A Regional meet last Monday (May 13). The weather was perfect for golf on this day, as the Norse had to prepare themselves following a two-hour drive to Albia. With PCM and Nevada the teams to beat coming in, host Albia had something to say about that and also played into the mix as well. Nevada managed to win the meet with a 394 total, with Albia finishing one shot in front of PCM, 403-404. The top two teams advanced to the regional finals.
North Polk finished fourth with a team total of 429. Roland-Story was a distant fifth at 453. Rounding out the field were Bondurant-Farrar (478), Gilbert (490) and CMB (542).
Danielle Retallick had a great day for the Norse, finishing with a 104 total; tied for 11th overall in the individual standings. Bridget Concannon shot a 112, followed by Jesslyn Coghlan with a 118, Kelsie Crouch had a 119, Cassie Shadlow came in at 144 and Jaeda Pitman posted a 147.
A total of 46 girls competed in the Albia regional. Nevada’s Haley Ellingson won the individual crown by three strokes, 91-94, over teammate Christine Ausman, Lexie Van Polen of Albia and PCM’s Maddie Peters.
The R-S girls were led by first year coach Larry Ammerman.