Team Iowa claimed the team title of the Four State Junior Girls Golf Championship on Thursday at Sedalia (Mo.) Country Club.
The Iowa team entered the second and final round tied with Nebraska, but shot 288 for a total of 588 and a 16-shot victory. Nebraska was second, Missouri was third with 618 and Kansas was fourth.
Former Cedar Rapids Jefferson all-state golfer Megan Furnish shot 76-75-151 over the two days for the third-best Iowa scored and sixth-best in the field of about 20 golfers. Charles City three-time state champion Jessie Sindlinger was first overall, carding 2-under par 68 Thursday for a 5-under 135 total. Sindlinger was the top performer of the tournament and the only golfer to shoot below par.
Dyersville Beckman’s state champion Ellie Ament shot 79-74-153, while South Tama’s Taylor Van Dyk had 78-77-155. Anna Cullinan, of Bettendorf, was 1-over for the second round and finished with 150.
It was the first time since 2004 Iowa has won the event that began in 1969. Sindlinger is the 10th Iowan to earn medalist honors since Patricia Martinson in 1997.
See full results at http://www.ghintpp.com/mowomensgolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?ID=8