Team Iowa wins Junior Girls’ 4-State by 10 strokes
Pictured above (from left) Team Iowa – Casey Noble, Sarah Nacos, Hannah Bermel, Sydney Eaton, Paige Hoffman
WICHITA, KAN. – For the second year in a row Team Iowa closed out Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska to claim the Junior Girls’ 4-State Championship.
After the first round of play at Wichita Country Club Team Iowa combined for a 315 total led by Hannah Bermel with a 6-over par 77. Sarah Nacos and Paige Hoffman both carded a 79, while Sydney Eaton (80) and Casey Noble (85) rounded out the group.
Team Kansas posted a 313 total securing their place at the top of the leaderboard by two strokes. Team Nebraska joined together for a 323 and Missouri finished at a 339 to land in fourth place.
Team Iowa capitalized on perfect scoring conditions Thursday and improved on their team total by 12 strokes, finishing with a 618. Team Kansas took a step backwards with their 315 team total and finished at 628. Team Nebraska and Missouri also improved on their first round total, but it was not enough to move positions in the standings.
Julia Misemer of Overland Park, Kan. took medalist honors with a 77-74—151 total. Bermel, Eaton and Nacos all finished with a 152 total placing them in a 4-way tie for second.
This is the 13th time in 4-State history that Team Iowa will be engraved in the traveling trophy.
Hannah Bermel 77-75—152
Sydney Eaton 80-72—152
Sarah Nacos 79-73—152
Paige Hoffman 79-83—162
Casey Noble 85-85—170
The 4-State Junior Girls’ Championship is composed of a golf team from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Each team consists of five girls and two coaches from each state. The four low scores of each team are added each day and totaled after the second day to determine the winner. The medalist is determined by the low two day total score.