Girls Gold Roundup: West Branch Senior Rocha Secures Spot at State Meet

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Last week the West Branch boys golf team secured a trip to the state meet.

West Branch had another golfer earn a trip to the state meet on Monday.

Senior Aleah Rocha punched her ticket to the Class 2A girls state golf meet on Monday with a seventh-place finish at the Region 5 tournament at Dyersville Golf and Country Club.

Rocha fired a 47 on the back nine to finish with a 97 to secure a spot at the 2A state meet on May 29 and 30 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora.

Dyersville Beckman senior Jackie Olberding won the individual with a 91, two strokes in front of Monticello senior Lauren Ries.

Class 2A, Region 5

At Dyersville Golf and Country Club

Individual results – 1. Jackie Olberding (Dyersville Beckman) 40-49 – 89; 2. Lauren Ries (Monticello) 43-48 – 91; 3. Sydney Rhea (Sumner-Fredericksburg) 50-42 – 92; 4. Lily Christensen (Waterloo Columbus) 48-45 – 93; 5. Addisen Lytle (Waterloo Columbus) 48-46 – 94; 6. Lilly Lambert (Monticello) 47-47 – 94; 7. Aleah Rocha (West Branch) 50-47 – 97; 8. Anna Torkelson (North Fayette Valley) 49-48 – 97; 9. Alli Nash (Tipton) 50-47 – 97; 10. Sydney Andrews (Jesup) 50-48 – 98.

Liberty High Third at Class 3A Regional

In its first season Liberty High came one up spot short of a trip to the state meet.

Liberty High finished third at the Class 3A, Region 3 meet at Oakland Acres Golf Course in Grinnell on Monday with a 386.

Grinnell won the team title with a 327 while Gilbert finished second with a 333 to secure the final state qualifying spot.

Clear Creek Amana placed 11th with a 450.

Emily Greathouse shot a 98 to lead Clear Creek Amana while Thea Clennon shot a 110.

Class 3A, Region 3

At Oakland Acres Golf Course in Grinnell

Team scores – 1. Grinnell 327; 2. Gilbert 333; 3. Liberty High 386; 4. Perry 408; 5. South Tama 412; 6. Ballard 413; 7. Benton Community 417; 8. Nevada 4187; 9. Bondurant-Farrar 419; 10. North Polk 447; 11. Clear Creek Amana 450; 12. Iowa Falls 464.

Clear Creek Amana (450) – Emily Greathouse 98, Thea Clennon 110, Jayden Knapp 120, Elle McCredie 122.

Solon 8th at 3A, Region 5 Meet

Solon placed eighth at the Class 3A, Region 5 meet at Emeis Park Golf Course in Davenport on Monday.

Washington won the team title with a 341 and had the top three individual finishers led by medalist Sarah Nacos with a 77.

Maquoketa was second with a 396 to earn the final state qualifying spot.

Class 3A, Region 5

At Emeis Park Golf Course in Davenport

Team scores – 1. Washington 341; 2. Maquoketa 396; 3. Central DeWitt 412; 4. Davenport Assumption 417; 5. Center Point-Urbana 422; 6. West Liberty 424; 7. Mount Pleasant 426; 8. Solon 437; 9. Fairfield 465; 10. Marion 486.