BOONE — Roland-Story turned in a solid third-place effort in challenging conditions at the Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ golf meet May 1 at the Cedar Pointe Golf Club in Boone.
Roland-Story shot a 407 over 18 holes. The Norse finished behind only Gilbert’s 375 and Nevada’s 391 in the seven-team field.
The meet was played on a wet course following rain the night before. It was also cold at the start, making it tough for golfers to shoot lower scores.
“It was one of those difficult courses today because it was wet out there and the rough was a little tough to get out of,” Roland-Story head coach Larry Ammerman said. “The girls shot a little higher than they’ve been coming in, but overall they did well with the tough competition.”
Kate Rahfeldt paced Roland-Story with a 92 to tie Gilbert’s Eden Bruner for fourth individually, earning her all-conference honors. Rahfeldt shot a 48 on the front and shaved four strokes off that score down the back nine.
“I feel like I golfed really good today,” Rahfeldt said. “The weather was kind of rough at first, so I was wearing a lot of layers. Once I got to take some of those off, my golf game got better throughout the day.”
Rahfeldt said she did well with her long irons, and her chipping and putting gradually improved during the meet.
“I just kind of figured out this is what I need to change — I need to hit the ball a little bit more and get some more power,” Rahfeldt said. “I was leaving a lot of stuff short on the front nine.”
She added that the course also helped her out down the stretch.
“There’s something about the back nine that I like more,” Rahfeldt said. “I play better on those longer holes.”
Allisyn Coghlan placed ninth with a 103, shooting nine-hole rounds of 51 and 52, and Alayna Ringsby carded a 105 with a 54 on the front and 51 on the back to tie Greene County’s Ellie Madson for 11th as the other Norse golfers to make all-conference. Sydney Weaver turned in the team’s other counted score with a 107.
Gilbert’s Britta Snyder easily won medalist at the HOIC meet with an impressive two-under par score of 70. Nevada’s Emma Griffin was medalist runner-up with an 86 and the Cubs’ Ashlynn Sporrer took third with a 91.
South Hamilton’s Krista Swenson took sixth with a 96, Nevada’s Kelby Rewerts came in seventh with a 97, North Polk’s Nora Aschoff placed eighth with a 102 and Gilbert’s Monique Nespor shot a 104 to place 10th as the other golfers to earn all-HOIC recognition.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Gilbert 375, 2. Nevada 391, 3. Roland-Story 407, 4. South Hamilton 425, 5. PCM 436, 6. North Polk 481, 7. Greene County 488.
Roland-Story (407) - Katlyn Rahfeldt 48-44-92, Alayna Ringsby 54-51-105, Sydney Weaver 53-54-107, Allisyn Coghlan 51-52-103, Tori Fournier 53-58-111, Claire Wiseman 55-54-109.
All-HOIC individuals: 1. Britta Snyder (G), 70; 2. Emma Griffin (N), 86, 3. Ashlynn Sporrer (N), 91; 4. (tie) Katlyn Rahfeldt (RS) and Eden Bruner (G), 92; 6. Krista Swenson (SH), 96; 7. Kelby Rewerts (N), 97; 8. Nora Aschoff (NP), 102, 9. Allisyn Coghlan (RS), 103, 10. Monique Nespor (G), 104; 11. (tie) Alayna Ringsby (RS) and Ellie Madson (GC), 105.