Monti advances to regional final

Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     By achieving little goals, the Monticello High School girls golf team achieved their first big goal of the post-season, winning the Class 2A Regional First Round Meet Monday, May 13 at the Dyersville Golf and Country Club.

     The Panthers had four of the top seven scores on the way to a 377 team score, 24 shots ahead of runner-up Wilton.

     “The kids didn’t put a lot of pressure on themselves,” Monticello coach Joe Steen said. “We had target scores, and we knew if we shot those, we’d be good, and they pretty much did.”

     Dru Kramer led the Panthers with a 92 to be medalist runner-up, one shot behind medalist Hanna Nissen of Camanche.

     Lydia Recker followed with a 94, Marissa McNally had a 95, and Beka Prull shot 96. Those three were fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Lilly Lambert added a 103, and Karli Recker shot 109.

     “They had pretty good attitudes,” Steen said. “And the fact we had played the course before, helped.”

     The win advanced Monticello to the Class 2A Regional Final, to be held Monday, May 20 at the Wahkonsa Country Club near Durant.

     “I thought the girls did a really good job today,” Steen said. “We survive and advance.”


River Valley

Conference Meet

     Three days earlier, Monticello shot 425 and took fourth place out of 13 complete teams at the River Valley Conference Meet May 10 at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.

     Tipton was conference champion with a score of 384, followed by Wilton at 412 and Mid-Prairie at 415.

     The top six golfers at the meet earned Elite All-Conference honors. The next six, including Monticello’s Dru Kramer and Marissa McNally, were named First Team All-Conference. Kramer and McNally each shot 100. The following six were given Honorable Mention.

     Beka Prull shot 104, Lydia Franzenburg 121, and Lilly Lambert 125 to round out Monticello’s individual scores.


May 10

River Valley Conf. Meet

(at Muscatine)


     1, Tipton 384; 2, Wilton 412; 3, Mid-Prairie 415; 4, Monticello 425; 5, Durant 425; 6, Anamosa 426; 7, West Branch 436; 8, North Cedar 439; 9, Iowa City Regina 444; 10, Camanche 449; 11, West Liberty 458; 12, Northeast 465; 13, Cascade 594; 14, Bellevue incomplete.


     Dru Kramer 100 (First Team All-Conference), Marissa McNally 100 (First Team All-Conference), Beka Prull 104, Lydia Franzenburg 121, Lilly Lambert 125.


May 13

Class 2A Regional

First Round

(at Dyersville)


     1, Monticello 377; 2, Wilton 401. (Other team scores unavailable at press time.)


     Dru Kramer 92 (medalist runner-up), Lydia Franzenburg 94 (fifth place), Marissa McNally 95 (sixth), Beka Prull 96 (seventh), Lilly Lambert 103, Karli Recker 109. Medalist: Hanna Nissen, Camanche, 91.



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