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Le Mars Girls Golf Hosts Home Invitational, Hurt Claims Individual Title


Le Mars girls golf hosted 11 schools including Gehlen Catholic for a golf tournament at Willow Creek Golf Course on Friday. The Bulldogs came third in the team totals while Gehlen Catholic finished fifth.

Sometimes in golf, the course can be your biggest competitor. For the competitors on Friday, the weather was their biggest competitor with the winds making it very challenging for golfers to get a good read on their ball flight. Le Mars Head Coach Dave Irwin says he was happy to see his team have a good attitude about the day.

Coach Irwin was also pleased with how a number of different Bulldogs competed throughout the day.

Ultimately, the top billing went to Le Mars senior Dani Hurt who topped the field with a nine-hole total of 47. Hurt says she has been really focusing on her mental game over the last couple of competitions. She says that helped her win the meet on Friday.

The meet win came on Hurt’s birthday which made the post-meet festivities extra special. Coach Irwin says what makes Hurt so good is the time she puts in during the offseason.

Hurt made it to state last year, but she wasn’t content with just being happy to be there. This year, Hurt says she wants another opportunity at state and to finish high atop the leaderboard.

Coach Irwin’s goal for his team for the rest of the season is for his team to improve every time they play a round.

The Bulldog girls are back in action on Monday in Council Bluffs. The Gehlen girls get back to War Eagle Conference dual action against South O’Brien on Monday.