The Ottumwa Courier

May 1, 2014

Budan leads Ottumwa girls to Osky Invite title

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — OSKALOOSA — Despite having a skeleton crew of four players, the Ottumwa girls golf team overcame the odds and took first at the Oskaloosa Invitational Thursday with a team score of 366.

While all the Bulldog linksters performed admirably, Abbie Budan’s star shined the brightest: The senior Bulldog fired the top score of 84 strokes.

“Abbie is just playing really well right now,” Ottumwa girls coach Steph Mishler said. “Her game has really taken shape right now in middle of the season. It’s nice to see her have some of the best rounds she’s ever had during her senior season.”

Ottumwa sophomore Bailey Palmer complemented her teammate’s efforts by claiming runner-up honors with 93 strokes. Callie Lawson followed closely behind Palmer with a 94 and Hannah Lien shot a 95.

“The four that played put together good rounds and managed the golf course well,” Mishler said.

Meanwhile, Cassie Crall spearheaded the Lady Dees with a score of 95 strokes and Maria Maddy came in close behind her with a 96. In addition, Albia’s Lexie Van Pollen shot a 97, Niki Angron posted a 109 and Sydney DeBruin finished with a 118.

Ottumwa competes Monday at the Ames Invitational.

OSKALOOSA INVITATIONAL

At Edmundson Golf Course

05-01-14

Par 70

StrokeStyle/$ID/SolidTeam scoring — 1. Ottumwa 366, 2. Albia 388, 3. Mount Pleasant 392, 4. Norwalk 418, T5. Winterset, 450.

Medalist — Abbie Budan 84.

Runner-up — Bailey Palmer 93.

Ottumwa Individuals — Budan 84, Palmer 93, Callie Lawson 94, Hannah Lien.

StrokeStyle/$ID/SolidAlbia individuals — Cassie Crall 95, Maria Maddy 96, Lexie Van Pollen 97, Niki Angron 109, Sydney DeBruin 118. OSKALOOSA INVITATIONAL

At Edmundson Golf Course

05-01-14

Par 70

Team scoring — 1. Ottumwa 366, 2. Albia 388, 3. Mount Pleasant 392, 4. Norwalk 418, T5. Winterset, 450.

Medalist — Abbie Budan 84.

Runner-up — Bailey Palmer 93.

Ottumwa Individuals — Budan 84, Palmer 93, Callie Lawson 94, Hannah Lien.

Albia individuals — Cassie Crall 95, Maria Maddy 96, Lexie Van Pollen 97, Niki Angron 109, Sydney DeBruin 118.

Van Buren golfers pull off sweep of Danville

KEOSAUQUA — It was a clean sweep for the Van Buren boys and girls golf squads on Thursday in a Southeast Iowa Superconference dual with Danville. The Warrior boys beat out the Bears by 30 shots with a team total 183 while the Van Buren girls fired a 238 to beat Danville by 28 strokes.

The Warriors also swept the medalist honors in both duals. Austin Bartholomew edged teammate Brandon Plecker by two shots with a round of 43 at the Riverview Course while Lydia Heald’s round of 54 was good enough to win medalist honors for the Van Buren girls by four shots over teammate Emily Jester.

The Van Buren boys will play host to Davis County, Fairfield Maharishi and several other schools in its home invitational on Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. Both Warrior golf teams will also be in action Monday in an SEISC dual at Holy Trinity.

BOYS GOLF

At Riverview Course

5-1-14

Par 36

Team scoring — Van Buren 183, Danville 213.

Medalist — Austin Bartholomew (Van Buren) 43.

Runner-up — Brandon Plecker (VB) 45.

Van Buren individuals — Bartholomew 43, Plecker 45, Noah Whitten 46, Colton Gates 49, Robby Laughlin 50, Mitch Garrells 51.

GIRLS GOLF

At Riverview

5-1-14

Par 36

Team scoring — Van Buren 238, Danville 266.

Medalist — Lydia Heald (Van Buren) 54.

Runner-up — Emily Jester (VB) 58.

Van Buren individuals — Heald 54, Jester 58, Bethany Millard 61, Kortney Banks 65, Sarah Thornsberry 71, Mckenzie Perry 76.