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Comets record 18-hole career bests at NEIC Girls Meet

Comets record 18-hole career bests at NEIC Girls Meet
Press photo by John Burbridge
Charles City senior Madee Tjaden chips onto the 18th green at Oneota Golf and Country Club during Monday’s Northeast Iowa Conference Girls Golf Meet. Tjaden, like all of her Comet teammates, shot a career-best 18-hole score as Charles City placed fifth.

By John Burbridge

DECORAH — Charles City junior Marissa Daniels shot an 18-hole career-best 94 — a 15-stroke improvement from a previous best — while tying for seventh as an individual and earning all-conference honors at the Northeast Iowa Conference Girls Golf Meet, Monday at Oneota Golf and Country Club.

Daniels, who is the Comets’ top golfer this season average wise, also bested her 9-hole career-best (49) twice while shooting a 46 on the front nine and a 48 on the back nine.

Daniels was the only All-NEIC for Charles City, although all of her teammates also shot career-best 18-hole scores.

Comet freshman Brinn Lahr carded a 102; senior Madee Tjaden and sophomore Sarah Mitchell both scored 104 to round out Charles City’s fifth-place total of 404; senior Kara Hoffman shot a 106; and sophomore Hope Slinger shot a 111.

Early morning showers threatened to postpone the meet, but organizers were able to get the course ready for play by 10 a.m. The scores were rather competitive as nothing higher than a 97 made the all-conference cut.

New Hampton junior Allison Nuss shot a 1-under par on the back nine to finish with a medalist score of 74 — a career-low for her. Morgan Nuss shot a career-low 77 for runner-up status, and sophomore Emma Ewert’s 83 capped a top-three individual sweep for the Chickasaws, who with Sanja Djukic’s 94 won the meet with a dominating team score of 328 — 50 strokes better than runner-up Decorah.

This is the fifth NEIC Meet in a row that the Chickasaws have won.
Placing third was Crestwood (384), fourth was Waverly-Shell Rock (394), and sixth was Waukon (410). Oelwein had an incomplete team.

Northeast Iowa Conference
Girls Golf Meet
May 6
Team Scores

1. New Hampton 328, 2. Decorah 378, 3. Crestwood 384, 4. Waverly-Shell Rock 394, 5. Charles City 404, 6. Waukon 410, 7. Oelwein INC.
Top 15 All-Conference
1. Allison Nuss (NH) 74, 2. Morgan Nuss (NH) 77, 3. Emma Ewert (NH) 83, 4. Ashley Voves (Cr) 86, 5. Ann Merrick (D) 89, 6. Marisa Schneider (WSR) 91, 7. Marissa Daniels (CC) 94, 7. Hailey Panos (Cr) 94, 7. Tori Hines (D) 94, 7. Sanja Djukic (NH) 94, 11. Kryslynn Ruppert (Cr) 96, 11. Lola Lemke (NH) 96, 13. Audrey Casterton (D) 97, 13. Betsy Anderson (W) 97, 13. Ana Hansen (WSR) 97.