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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa | Siouxland dominated the Class 1A state golf tournament.

West Monona senior Sam Knight won her third straight individual state title by a dominating 11 strokes while Akron-Westfield captured its first team title at the American Legion Golf Course here on Wednesday.

Knight backed up her opening round of 76 on Tuesday with a closing round of 75 to shoot 151. New London's Casey Noble was the runner-up with a 162 and her second round 79 was the only other sub-80 round shot by someone other than Knight at the two-day event.

Knight becomes just the sixth girl in Iowa golf history to win three individual state titles. Two have won four.

As dominating as Knight, a Morningside recruit, was the Westerners took all of the drama out of the team race by downing New London by 15 strokes 738-753. West Monona was third with a 769. A-W closed with a 360 on Wednesday to stretch the three-shot advantage it enjoyed after day one.

The Westerners were led by Bailey Davis who shot a two-day total of 174 to finish fifth while Ann Hedlund and Brooke Koele recorded matching totals of 177 to tie for seventh. Danika Smith shot 212 and Kayla Johnson had a 228 for A-W.

West Monona's Allyson Rose shot 186 and finshed 13th with a 186. McKenzie Rolph shot 204 and Lexi Lander recorded a 252.

River Valley's duo of Alycen Knaack and MaKenna Thomas finished 24th and 25th, respectively, with totals of 199 and 200.


Alta-Aurelia did not claim its third straight state golf title, but the Warriors did crown the individual medalist as sophomore Annika Patton won the title by four strokes at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa on Wednesday.

A year after finishing as the runner-up by three strokes, Patton won the Class 2A title by four strokes with back-to-back rounds of 77 for a 154 total.

Patton continued an impressive run of family success at the state golf tournament. Her coach and mother, LeAnn was a state runner-up for Aurelia High School in 1989 while LeAnn's brothers, Doug and Brian, finished as state runner-up and two-time state champion, respectively.

Treynor, which won the team title with a 698 total, saw Aly Anderson finish as the runner-up with a 158. Emmetsburg clipped the Warriors for second place at 745 while Alta-Aurelia was third at 746. West Lyon finished eighth at 798.

Erin Lockin, Brian's daughter, finished fourth with a 167. Cassidy Boom recorded a 219, Laney Stanton shot 220 and Addie Cosgrove had a 236.

Woodbury Central's Sally Gallagher rebounded from an opening round 95 to shoot an 84 and finish 12th with a 179. Okoboji's Hannah Butler shot 186 to finish 21st.

West Lyon's Rebekah Ripperda led her team taking 16th with a 184. Fellow Wildcat Rainie Googendoorn shot 198, Bailee Roemen carded a 203, Katie Roemen shot 219 and Mia Googeveen added a 223.


Spirit Lake's Marta Asensio Povar shot 81 on the final day of the Class 3A state tournament to back up an 82 on Tuesday and finish fourth with a two-day total of 163 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course.

Clear Lake's Emily Snelling was the medalist with a 71 on the final day and a 141 overall. That was five shots better than runner-up Brooke Newell of Atlantic.

MOC-Floyd Valley finished seventh in the team standings with an 819. Atlantic won the 3A title with a 689.

MOC-Floyd Valley was was led by Jaden Zenor who tied for 27th with a 194. Alexa Arends shot 204, Emma DeJong carded a 209, Brooko Dau had a 213, Sophie Swart shot a 227 and Marin McDonough had a 264.


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