Golf Roundup: Liberty High's Maurus Earns Medalist Honors at Mid-Prairie Invite

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Liberty High freshman Neely Maurus fired an 83 to earn medalist honors at the Mid-Prairie Hawk Invite on Thursday at the Kalona Country Club.

Maurus finished six strokes in front of Mid-Prairie’s Paige Slabaugh for the individual title and helped Liberty High to a fourth-place team finish with a 424.

Williamsburg won the team title with a 396 in a tie-breaker over host Mid-Prairie.

West Branch was fifth with a 426 and Regina was eighth with a 452.

Aleah Rocha shot a 101 to lead West Branch while Ellie VanLandschoot fired a 104 to pace Regina.

Mid-Prairie Hawk Invite

At Kalona Country Club

Team scores – 1. Williamsburg 396; 2. Mid-Prairie 396; 3. Wilton 409; 4. Liberty High 424; 5. West Branch 426; 6. Tipton 427; 7. West Liberty 438; 8. Regina 452; 9. Fairfield 479; 10. Durant 493.

Individual medalists – 1. Neely Maurus (ICL) 39-44 – 83; 2. Paige Slabaugh (M-P) 44-45 – 89; 3. Eleney Owens (WIL) 45-46 – 91; 4. Karly Berkland (WB) 45-50 – 95; 5. Abbi Patterson (M-P) 50-48 – 98; 6. Addie Duwe (TIP) 47-52 – 99; 7. Morgan Peterson (WL) 48-52 – 100; 8. Blayke McKown (WB) 48-52 – 100; 9. Taylor Garvan (WIL) 52-49 – 101; 10. Kayte Jacoby (WB) 51-50 – 101.

Liberty High (424) – Neely Maurus 39-44 – 83; Ella Johnson 61-61 – 122; Cassidy Sundine 56-58 – 114; Brianna Butterfield 65-61 – 126; Marit McCaffery 64-60 – 124; Grace Crimmins 57-49 – 106

West Branch (426) – Aleah Rocha 50-51 – 101; Drew Perkins 57-52 – 109; Lauren Nolan 51-59 – 110; Lexi Clemens 54-54 – 108; Savannah Sexton 58-59 – 117; Annika Olson 57-57 – 114

Regina (452) – Ellie VanLandschoot 52-52 – 104; Grace Sharpless 54-59 – 113; Tatianna Ochoa 62-61 – 123; Alyssa Adrian 61-55 – 116; Suzy Lobodiak 58-69 – 127; Alisa Pursley 75-70 – 145

BOYS

Wilton Edges West Branch in Dual

Brady Lukavsky shot a 40 to tie for medalist honors but Wilton edged West Branch by two strokes in a River Valley Conference dual meet on Thursday at Cedars Edge Golf Course in West Branch.

Nolan Leaton matched Lukavsky with a 40 as Wilton finished with a 173.

Ted Bridges shot a 42 and Trevor Thein fired a 45 for West Branch.

Wilton 173, West Branch 175

West Branch (175) – Trevor Thein 45, Cade Aspelmeier 48, Ted Bridges 42, Brady Lukavsky 40, Matt Whaley 48, Jack Robertson 52.

Wilton (173) – Nolan Leaton 40, Tyler Hartman 43, Jared Townseand 45, Brock Hartley 45, Brayton Wade 49, Cory Anderson 53.