DES MOINES — The Ottumwa girls golf team opened its season on Tuesday in a CIML Metro Conference dual at the Grandview Course. Paced by Bailey Palmer’s round of 43, the OHS girls beat out the combined squad of Des Moines Lincoln/East/North by 15 shots with a team total of 187.
Abbie Budan finished second in the dual behind Palmer as the OHS golfer fired a 46. Overall, it was a good first day on the course for head coach Steph Mischler simply because the team actually got to compete for the first time this season.
“I think we worked out a lot of first-meet jitters and nerves,” Mischler said. “That’s going to be very helpful heading up to Marshalltown on Thursday.”
The Bulldog golfers will compete Thursday in the Marshalltown Invitational starting at 10 a.m.
At Grandview Course
Team scoring — Ottumwa 187, Des Moines Lincoln/East/North 202.
Medalist — Bailey Palmer (Ottumwa) 43.
Runner-up — Abbie Budan (OHS) 46.
Ottumwa individuals — Palmer 43, Budan 46, Shea Collett 48, Hannh Lein 50, Callie Lawson 51.