The Marshalltown girls’ golf team completed a sweep of both Ankeny schools by defeating visiting Ankeny Centennial, 189-241, on Thursday at Elmwood Country Club.
The Bobcats, who posted a 17-stroke victory over Ankeny on Tuesday at Otter Creek, were led to the win by junior Amber Henson. Henson shot a 3-over-par 38 to finish 11 strokes ahead of teammate Brynn Van Buren.
Centennial dropped to 1-1 in the CIML Iowa Conference after beating Mason City on Wednesday at Briarwood Golf Club. Payton Drefke shot a 52 to lead the Jaguars.
Olivia Joensen fired a 59, while Grace Miller had a 62. Kaitlyn Ault, Samantha Lazear and Delaney Miller each carded a 68.
“This was our first time away from Briarwood, and we struggled with the different greens, hills, and sand traps,” said Centennial coach John Petersen. “But we kept good attitudes, and our girls understand that it’s going to take some bumps to reach our goals.”
Henson, who was also the medalist in Tuesday’s meet against Ankeny, started her round with a birdie. She later ended the day with four straight pars.
Bobcats coach Lucas Johnson told the Marshalltown Times-Republican that his team enjoyed a home-course advantage.
“We’re so fortunate to have Elmwood as a home course because it requires players to learn a multitude of shots,” he said. “We found ourselves in more than a few tough spots in bunkers, sidehill lies, and tight lies to elevated greens with difficult pin placements. Those are the situations where golfers can learn and improve for the future.”
The Jaguars will host Ankeny on Wednesday at Briarwood.