Panthers win title in Easton Valley Inv.


     “It was one of those days when everything kind of clicked,” Monticello girls golf coach Joe Steen said, summarizing the Panthers’ championship in the Easton Valley Invitational May 1 at Plum River in Preston.

     Led by medalist Lauren Ries, who fired a 76, the Panthers totaled 341 to beat runner-up Maquoketa by four strokes. Calamus-Wheatland was third in the eight-team field with 362.

     Overall, the Panthers had three golfers in the top five individually. Rebekah Prull was fourth with an 85, and Lilly Lambert took fifth with an 88.

     “What makes this team good is the fact that they can cover for one another,” Steen said. “Lauren played great after she kind of struggled the night before. Beka finished fourth after finishing with a 55 (April 30), and Lilly, who wasn’t able to play (April 30), golfed really well.”

     Those references were to a dual meet the Panthers played against North Cedar April 30 in Lowden. Monticello won 195 to 206, but had different leaders. Dru Kramer was meet medalist with a 45. Ries followed with a 49, while Marissa McNally and Courtney Campbell each had scores that counted in the team total, with 51 apiece.

     “We only golfed with five at North Cedar, but were able to to come away with a victory,” the coach said. “Dru won her first dual meet.”

Conference meet

     The Panthers were scheduled to play in the River Valley Conference Tournament May 8 at Blue Top Ridge in Riverside.


April 30

(at Lowden)

Monticello 195,

North Cedar 206


     Dru Kramer 45 (medalist), Lauren Ries 49, Marissa McNally 51, Courtney Campbell 51, Rebekah Prull 55.


May 1

Easton Valley Inv.

(at Plum River, Preston)


     1, Monticello 341; 2, Maquoketa 345; 3, Calamus-Wheatland 362; 4, Camanche 369; 5, Easton Valley 382; 6, Bellevue 386; 7, Lisbon 395; 8, Cascade 483.


     Lauren Ries 76 (medalist), Rebekah Prull 85 (fourth place), Lilly Lambert 88 (fifth place), Courtney Campbell 92, Dru Kramer 93, Marissa McNally 99.



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