SE girls bow out in regional golf

POCAHONTAS – A team score of 402 wasn’t enough to advance the St. Edmond girls golf squad here Monday.

The Gaels finished fourth, as Alta/Aurelia and Emmetsburg claimed the top-two places and advanced to the Class 2A state golf meet.

Alta/Aurelia was the overall team with a 354, which was 33 strokes ahead of the E-Hawks. Hinton placed third.

Okoboji’s Alex Mankle was meet-medalist, firing a 77.

Melissa Mikos led St. Edmond with a 94, firing a 48-46 to finish tied for 10th, while Emma Halligan carded a 97 and Maggie Fitzgerald a 98.

“The ladies ended the season with a tough day,” said SEHS head coach Justin Faiferlick. “I felt we had a good season with such a young team in a transitional year for us.

“We are extremely excited with what the next few years will bring with such a young team.”

Autumn Essing, the lone senior, had a 113, Lauren Moeding shot a 120 and Mya Lacina had a 131.

For Emmetsburg, Ashton Connelly carded an 88 to lead the way, placing sixth overall. Taylor Knight added a 95, Hanna VanOssbree a 101 and Jacque Carlson a 103.

The other golfers for the E-Hawks were Michaela Rehm (106) and Katie Ruiz (108).

The 2A state meet is May 28-29 in Marshalltown at the American Legion.