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South Tama girls golf team finishes runner-up to Grinnell

May 2, 2012
By Jimmy Gillispie - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Despite having the two best golfers on the day, South Tama's girls squad finished second to Grinnell at the PCM 18-hole meet on Thursday.

Although the Trojans recorded the two-lowest rounds of the day, Grinnell's golfers shot four of the next five lowest scores of the tournament. Grinnell's score of 349 just edged out South Tama's 356. Colfax-Mingo took third out of eight teams with a score of 391.

South Tama's sisterly duo of Paige and Taylor Van Dyk once again led the way. The sophomore Paige Van Dyk shot a par 37 on the front nine, which was three strokes better than anyone else. She followed that up with a two-over par 39 on the back nine to finish with a round of 76, which was the best score of the tournament.

Senior Taylor Van Dyk rebounded from the Trojans' home meet two days prior to finish second overall. She shot a 40 on the front nine and a 42 on the back nine to finish with an 82.

South Tama senior Kourtne Smith and sophomore Carrie Cibula shot the third- and fourth-best rounds for the Trojans. Smith recorded a 98 with Cibula right behind her at 100. Seniors Tanya Halverson and Jenn Maus shot 108 and 109 for the day.

The Trojans will next compete Friday at Newton. On Monday, the Trojans will compete in the North Iowa Cedar League tournament at Gladbrook-Reinbeck.



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