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Cub girls win WM Invite, place second at Ames

The Nevada girls’ golf team poses together after winning the West Marshall Invitational April 21 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center.
The Nevada girls’ golf team poses together after winning the West Marshall Invitational April 21 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center.

AMES – The Nevada girls’ golf team produced a quality outing at the Ames Invitational Monday at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course.

The Cub girls placed second out of 10 teams, going up against nine Class 5A schools. Nevada shot a 385 over 18 holes to trail only the 359 shot by Waukee. The Cubs beat Ottumwa by eight strokes for second.

“We were anxious to see how we would stack up against the competition of all 5A schools, as well as a difficult course in Veenker,” Nevada head coach Mike Lawler said. “As a team we struggled, but so did most of the other teams. A 385 is a very respectable score at Veenker and I think we learned more today about where we stand and where we can go from here. I am proud of our girls’ focus and determination on days like today, as well as their attention to detail.”

Christine Ausman shot nine-hole rounds of 43 and 39 to finish with an 82. The impressive score earned Ausman medalist honors.

Ankeny Centennial’s Karli Kerrigan was medalist runner-up with an 83. Waukee’s Paige Seiser shot an 84 to place third.

Claire Ausman turned in the second-best Nevada score as she placed 11th overall with a 97. Claire shot a 48 on the front nine and a 49 on the back.

Megan Pringnitz finished right at 100 for the Cubs. Pringnitz carded rounds of 51 and 49 to place 15th overall.

Maddie Beauchene was the final scored Cub golfer. Beauchene shot a 51 on the front nine and 55 down the back stretch to score a 106.

Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Waukee 359, 2. Nevada 385, 3. Ottumwa 393, 4. Marshalltown 399, 5. Mason City 414, 6. Ames 431, 7. Ankeny Centennial 433, 8. Fort Dodge 478, 9. Des Moines Roosevelt 501, 10. Ames JV 558.

Nevada (385) – Christine Ausman 43-39-82, Maddie Beauchene 51-55-106, Claire Ausman 48-49-97, Megan Pringnitz 51-49-100, Chloe Davis 59-55-114, Katie Heiden 61-57-118.

STATE CENTER – Nevada easily outlasted the rest of a nine-team field to win the West Marshall Invitational April 21 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center.

The Cubs shot a 358 as a team in the 18-hole tournament to beat Grundy Center by 32 strokes for the team victory. No other team shot under 400.

Christine Ausman and her younger sister Claire were the individual stars for Nevada. The Ausman sisters placed second and third overall behind South Tama’s Paige VanDyk.

Christine carded an 81 to earn medalist runner-up honors. She was consistent throughout the day, shooting 40 on the front nine and 41 on the back.

Claire ended up with an 84. She was stronger on the back nine, recording nine-hole rounds of 43 and 41.

VanDyk’s winning score was 74 as she shot rounds of 39 and 35.

Maddie Beauchene and Megan Pringnitz turned in the other counted scores for Nevada.

Beauchene placed seventh individually with a 93. She shot rounds of 46 and 47.

Pringnitz recorded two identical rounds of 50 to finish right at 100 for the day. She ended up 11th overall.

Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Nevada 358, 2. Grundy Center 390, 3. South Tama 406, 4. West Marshall 431, 5. BCLUW 434, 6. East Marshall 446, 7. PCM 454, 8. South Hamilton 455, 9. AGWSR 481.

Nevada (358) – Christine Ausman 81, Maddie Beauchene 93, Claire Ausman 84, Megan Pringnitz 100, Chloe Davis 106, Katie Heiden 104.

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