West High's Jordan Amelon Tied for 10th After Opening Round at State Golf


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West High senior Jordan Amelon shot a 10-over-par 81 on Tuesday on the opening round of the Class 5A state golf meet at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.

Amelon enters the final day of competition on Wednesday tied for 10th with Grace Gallagher of Waukee who also carded an 81 in Tuesday’s opening round.

Tenley Moretti of Ankeny Centennial is the leader after an opening round with a 71 while Sydney Eaton of Mason City is one stroke off the pace.

Hannah Bermel of Cedar Falls and Maddie Hawkins each shot a 74 and are tied for third.

Amelon shot a six-over-par 42 on the front nine before shooting a four-over 39 on the back.

The senior had record back-to-back birdies on the par-four 12th and par-four 13th but had a triple bogey on 15 before finishing with a bogey on 16 and pars on 17 and 18.