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Lizzie Edens was the girls meet medalist when the Lone Tree golf teams traveled to the Riverview Country Club in Keosauqua on Friday.
“The course had a few places that still needed to grow back for the winter months and so we played the ball up,” Lone Tree coach Courtney Sorensen said. “The weather stayed fairly decent for us. Overall I think that the teams gave some of their best scores.”
The Lone Tree boys golf team turned in a season-low stroke total in a 173-223 loss to Van Buren. Josh Mills and Erik Edens led the Lions with rounds of 52 and 53, respectively.
The Warriors’ Austin Giberson was the boys meet medalist with a score of 39 on the par-36 nine-hole course.
Mills shot a steady round, having four holes at one stroke over par and four holes with two strokes over.
“Josh Mills continues to improve each time he plays in a meet,” Sorensen said. “He has dropped scores each meet. I think this comes from how he thinks about each shot that he has and really focuses on the swing technique that he needs to use for each shot.”
Erik Edens had made par with three strokes on the fourth hole and had a bogey on holes eight and nine.
Payton Lorack finished with a 58, highlighted by five-stroke performances on the par-four holes two and three.
Corey Krueger finished with 60 strokes to round out the scoring for the Lions.
Aaron Slaughter and Curtis Patterson each finished with a score of 64.
Lizzie Edens finished five strokes ahead of her nearest competitor from Van Buren with a round of 60, highlighted by a par on the par-five sixth hole.
“Lizzie is a very consistent golfer,” Sorensen said. “She works hard outside of practice to lower her scores and always has a goal to get a lower score for the meets. She has been a fun golfer to watch at meets because of the thought process she puts into her play.”
Abby Buckman finished with 71 strokes, as did Molly Milder, who needed just four strokes to finish the par-three ninth hole at Riverview.