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STC golf teams host home opener

April 20, 2013
By Jimmy Gillispie - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

After multipled cancelations or postponements, the South Tama County golf teams were able to host a meet Monday.

The Tama-Toledo Country Club was a little damp after rain fell most of the day, but the golfers from South Tama, Grinnell and Ankeny Christian competed on a chilly afternoon. It was the first competition of the spring for the STC girls and second for the STC boys, who last competed on April 2.

South Tama's leading golfers, Kolton Smith and Paige Van Dyk led the way on the nine-hole course. Smith shot a one-over-par round of 36 to win the boys meet. Van Dyk shot a round of 39 to take the girls title.

The STC boys combined to shoot a winning team score of 184 on Monday. Ian Slagle was the runner-up of the meet with a score of 48. Colson Frakes and Dink Bartling were the other two varsity scores, as they shot rounds of 48 and 52.

"The boys are making good strides, but we have a long way to go and that will come with practice and competition," coach Nate Doran said. "This was only our second meet of the year and really only our third full round of the year played on any course. I am really looking forward to seeing how well we do once we get so more time on the course and get some better weather."

On the girls' side, STC finished second behind Grinnell. The Tigers won with a team score of 189, while the Lady Trojans total ws 223. Carrie Cibula was the second-leading golfer for the Lady Trojans. Cibula's score was a 48. Laurel Schwarnweber and Erin Clayton each shot a 68, while Elysiana Gonzalez shot a 76.

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Van Dyk tops field at WM golf invite

STATE CENTER - Two of the top three golfers came from the NICL West, but teams from the league were bumped to the back of the field at the West Marshall Invitational on a brisk Tuesday night at Lincoln Valley Golf Course.

South Tama junior Paige Van Dyk claimed medalist honors with her 8-over-par round of 80 and Grundy Center sophomore Josie McMartin took third, but their teams were well back in the pack in the 18-hole event.

PCM had four of the top 15 individual scores to claim team champion honors with a 391, followed by Nevada (398) and South Hamilton (418). Spots four through nine were occupied by NICL West squads, led by AGWSR's 442. South Tama shot 445, Grundy Center and East Marshall totaled 462, BCLUW shot 464 and host West Marshall finished in with a 466. Des Moines Christian (503) was a distant 10th.

Van Dyk had 11 pars, six bogeys and one double bogey during her medalist round, which included a 38 on the par-35 back nine. Teammate Carrie Cibula shot 101 to tie for ninth place.

SOUTH TAMA (445) - Van Dyk 80, Cibula 101, Laurel Scharnweber 116, Elysiana Gonzalez 148.

Grinnell's Samantha Ramsey and Amber Kracht each shot rounds of 46 to tie for runner-up in the girls meet. Ankeny Christian didn't have enough golfers for a full team.

STC girls are scheduled to compete against Benton Community at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tara Hills Golf Course, which is located west of Van Horne.

The STC boys will next compete at Wandering Creek Golf Course in Marshalltown on Tuesday. East Marshall is the host of the coed meet, which includes the STC girls squad.



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