Lynch aces, MHS girls 3rd

FORT DODGE – Katie Lynch’s good day suddenly turned to one she’ll never forget.

Using an 8-iron, Lynch aced the par-3 11th hole at Fort Dodge Country Club to highlight her best 18-hole round of the season.

Lynch carded a 98 as the Marshalltown girls golf team placed third at the Fort Dodge Invite Monday.

“It was a round that Katie won’t forget for the rest of her life,” MHS coach Lucas Johnson said. “Many golfers go a lifetime without getting one, so she’ll definitely have a great story to tell when she looks back on this season.”

Johnson didn’t see the feat, though many others did. And later he was given the full run-down from Lynch on how it happened.

“According to Katie, it hit the pin on the fly near the top of the flagstick, landed a few feet past the hole and caught a step ridge just past the pin and rolled in the back edge of the cup,” said Johnson. “It happened on a spot of the course where quite a few groups could see her reaction so there was no shortage of witnesses.”

Led by defending state champ Payton Minear’s 75, Waukee won with a score of 315 – 29 strokes ahead of runner-up Ankeny. Three other Warriors carded 81s for the runaway victory.

Ashley Harris led the Bobcats with an 89 for eighth, while Madison Sogge placed 12th with a 96. Natalie Kueny shot a 109 to complete Marshalltown’s scoring quartet, while Niccole Wolken (112) and Shelby Brennecke (114) also represented the Bobcats.

No other individual results were available.

“Team wise, I was happy with how we competed, but we’re still not quite where we want to be yet,” Johnson said. “The greens were the fastest we’ve played all year and it took a bit of time for us to adjust to the speed.”

The Bobcats head to Ames Friday with tee time at 9 a.m.