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Newton girls defeat Pella in final LHC golf match – Newton Daily News

Newton girls defeat Pella in final LHC golf match – Newton Daily News

INDIANOLA — The Newton girls golf team is peaking at the right time. Three of the Cardinals’ last four tournaments have produced their best 18-hole scores of the season, and Newton posted a season-best score of 15 strokes on Monday during the third and final Little Hawkeye Conference tournament.

The Cardinals defeated rival Pella for the first time this season and finished third in the six-team field at the par 70 Indianola Country Club.

Eva Pak

Evie Main and Eva Pak both posted career-best scores in fifth and 12th, respectively, leading Newton to a season-best 387.

“The girls showed up yesterday for their final conference meet,” Newton head girls golf coach Nicole George said. “We beat Pella for the first time this season, which was exciting for all of us.”

Newton finished fourth in the final standings and Main and Eva Pak were all-conference golfers in 11th and 12th place, respectively.

The new format for the LHC included three separate 18-hole matches and a final point total to determine team standings and individual honors across all conferences.

Addison Hook

Indianola was the champion of each tournament, winning Monday’s match at 346. The Indians totaled 18 points at the top of the final standings, while Norwalk scored 15 points in second place.

The Warriors (356), Cardinals (387), Lady Dutch (396) and Dallas Center-Grimes (419) rounded out the top five, and Oskaloosa (441) was sixth as of Monday.

The LHC season tournament produced consistent results in all three meets, with Indianola and Norwalk finishing 1-2 and DCG and Oskaloosa finishing 5-6 in all three rounds.

Pella finished third twice and fourth once, while Newton was third on Monday but fourth in the other two tournaments. The Lady Dutch defeated Newton 11-10 in the final standings, while DCG scored six points and Oskaloosa totaled three.

Addie Ratcliff

Main placed fifth in the individual standings with a career-best 87. She recorded nine-hole splits of 45 and 42.

Pak also had a pair of splits in the 40s as she shot a career-best 94 with 48-46 splits.

Addison Hook matched his career best with a 100, while Addie Ratcliff (106) had the final counting score.

Addison Van Maanen (109) and Kalleigh Berndt (116) returned non-counting scores.

“We’re playing great golf in our last regular season match and next Wednesday at regional play,” George said. “I look forward to even lower scores.”

Camryn Overton of Indianola was the medalist in all three LHC tournaments. She finished with a 76 on Monday and won the conference championship with 35 points. Pella’s Karsyn Lyons came in second with 28 points.

Addison Van Maanen

Main scored eight points in 11th place and Pak finished in 12th place with six points.

Norwalk’s Ava Garvey was the second medalist Monday with an 83. Indianola produced six scores under 100 and Norwalk posted five at 94 or better.