Nebraska Goes Undefeated to Win Junior Girls’ Four-State, Iowa finishes runner-up
Nebraska did not let off the gas during Singles matches on Tuesday, the final round of the 51st Junior Girls’ Four-State Championship at ArborLinks in Nebraska City.
After winning all but one of their first six matches to total 5.5 points on the first day, Nebraska left no doubt again during the Singles matches, winning all six. The six wins gave Nebraska six more points to get to 11.5 total points, out of a possible 12. Iowa (pictured above) finished second with 5.5 points, including three in Singles and 2.5 in Four-Ball, after starting with zero in the Foursomes matches. Kansas was third with five points, and Missouri fourth at two points.
Nebraska entered the final session needing just 3.5 points to ensure a win, and quickly took the lead in all six matches. It was actually Nebraska’s final match on the course that clinched the win. Lincoln’s Nicole Kolbas posted the victory, winning 6 and 5 over Iowa’s Bella Amador-Lacson. That was the deciding point, as Kansas and Iowa each needed to win all six of their matches for a chance, and both had already lost a match.
Abby Marting, Anna Jensen and Annika Patton all won their singles match to secure runner-up honors for Iowa. Also adding to Iowa’s point total was Amador-Lacson/Patton and Paige Hoffman/Marting during the Four-Ball portion of the championship held on Monday. The side of Jensen/Jenna Krogulski were able to add a half point during Four-Ball as well.
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