MARSHALLTOWN - South Hamilton senior Maggie Peters was on the practice green at American Legion Memorial Golf Course only minutes after completing her first round at the girls' Class 2A state golf meet yesterday.
Frustrated after an up-and-down round, Peters simply wanted answers for what Hawks' head coach Kathi Fisher called "the putter leaving the building" over her final nine holes.
"We worked on it when she got done because her putter on the second nine was giving her fits," Fisher said after Peters shot a 93 on the par-71 layout, which placed her tied for 21st going into today's final 18 holes. "She just wasn't as confident with it as she was on her first nine."
Peters was 5-over after her first eight holes, but took a triple-bogey six on the par-3 18th to close the nine with a 43. She played her next six holes on the front in 12-over.
"She had a really (first nine) going until that (18th hole)," Fisher said. "If it wasn't for that she would have had a tremendous round."
Peters will step back onto the course today at 9 a.m., and Fisher says her pupil just wants to finish her prep career strong.
"It doesn't matter what her score is, she just wants to finish playing well," Fisher said. "She's definitely not ready to give up and she's not satisfied."
Nashua-Plainfield's Sarah McMichael shot a 79 to lead the 2A field by one shot. Alta-Aurelia (339) is the team leader by 24 shots.
In 1A, 2010 champion Grundy Center shot a 357 to hold a four-shot edge on two-time defending champion Algona Bishop Garrigan.
AMES - At the Ames Golf and Country Club, Charles City senior Jesse Sindlinger looked more than ready to win a fourth consecutive individual crown, as her 8-under 65 gave her an eight-shot lead on the rest of the 4A field.
The Comets (330) are comfortably out front in the team race as well by 22 shots over Cedar Rapids Xavier.
South Tama's Paige Van Dyk fired a 1-under 71 to build a six-shot cushion over the rest of the 3A field. Carroll Kuemper (367) has the team lead.
PANORA - At Lake Panorama National Golf Course, Waukee shot a 325 to build a 15-stroke edge on second-place Pleasant Valley after 18 holes.
Pleasant Valley's Anna Cullinan and Waukee's Kelsy Shay share the individual lead; both shot 76.