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May 3, 2018 M-P takes runner-up at Iowa Valley Invite
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Mid-Prairie and Lone Tree competed at Iowa Valley’s home invitational on Friday, with Mid-Prairie claiming the runner-up spot.

Individually, Mid-Prairie had a good day as Paige Slabaugh was meet medalist at 45 strokes and Georgia Nisly took third place at 50 strokes.

Mid-Prairie coach Tracy McArtor said that the day went well, especially given the strong winds.

“The wind was blowing well above 30 miles per hour all afternoon and with the slope of the course and as dry as it was, it was tough to maintain good control of the ball,” McArtor said.

McArtor said he’s been really impressed with the strong improvement from Nisly in her sophomore season.

“Nisly has been playing some really good golf as of late and continues to post some great scores,” McArtor said.

Mid-Prairie’s other scores were Kendra Schaefer at 54 strokes, Abigail Statler at 55, Emma Mattes at 58 and Abbi Patterson at 60 strokes.

He said now the team is getting into crunch time, as they will play three meets over the next week including traveling to West Liberty last Monday, hosting an invite at Blue Top Ridge on Wednesday and traveling to Durant this Monday. He said they’ll use those to get a final tune-up before the River Valley Conference tournament on May 8.

“If the girls continue to improve on the little things and keep playing steady golf I think they have a great shot at winning that meet,” McArtor said.

Lone Tree did not tally a team score on the day with only three golfers. Karli Burr continued her streak of leading the Lady Lions by shooting a 62 on the day. She was followed up by Bailey Pierson at 71 strokes ad Abby Buckman at 76 strokes.

Results

Mid-Prairie (204) — Paige Slabaugh 45, Georgia Nisly 50, Kendra Schaefer 54, Abigail Statler 55, Emma Mattes 58, Abbi Patterson 60.

Lone Tree (NS) — Karli Burr 62, Bailey Pierson 61, Abby Buckman 76.

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