AMES — Alayna Reynolds held her own among some of the top-ranking Class 3A girls’ golfers at Tuesday’s Nevada’s triangular 18-hole meet. The Newton High senior finished fourth with an 89.
“Alayna played a very focused and very consistent round of golf today,” Newton head coach Scott Enyart said. “You can definitely tell she’s postseason and tournament ready.”
The 3A top-ranked golfer, Gilbert sophomore Britta Snyder, had a record-setting 18-holes at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, a par 71 course (36-35). Snyder finished the meet seven strokes under par to set a new course record of 64 on rounds of 31 and 33.
Snyder led the 3A second-ranked Tigers to the team title as Gilbert put together a four-player total of 327. Nevada’s Cubs had a 420 and Newton carded a four-player score of 434.
Gilbert’s Alli Austin, who is ranked 13th, shot an 83 and her teammate Katie Jenkins, ranked No. 8, had an 85. Reynolds, who is ranked 32nd in 4A, was next at 89 followed by Nevada’s Emma Griffin, who is ranked 48th in 3A.
Reynolds shot a 44 on the front nine for Newton and a 45 on the back nine. She recorded six one-putt greens and one three-putt green on the front nine holes with pars on No. 4 and No. 8. Reynolds had pars on No. 12 and No. 17 in her back-nine run.
“Alayna’s chipping and putting was spot on today. She was getting off the tee great,” Enyart said.
Sophomore Jordon Pritchard was Newton’s No. 2 golfer on the day with a 114 on rounds of 54 and 60. Freshman Abby Price carded a 115 (60-55) and freshman Bekah Vasseau shot a 116 (62-54).
Also playing for Newton were junior Arieal Lum (62-54) and freshman Victoria Reynolds (63-58) with 121s. Newton is ranked No. 10 in 4A.
The Cardinals prepare for the 4A regional at 10 a.m. on Monday at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.
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