|Team Iowa makes history at Junior Girls' 4-State
Team Iowa: (from L) Taylor Van Dyk, Megan Furnish, Jessie Sindlinger, Ellie Ament & Anna Cullinan
The Iowa team made history at the 2012 Junior Girls’ 4-State Championship. The squad of Ellie Ament (Dyersville), Anna Cullinan (Bettendorf), Megan Furnish (Cedar Rapids), Jessie Sindlinger (Charles City) & Taylor Van Dyk (Tama) shot the lowest two-day total score in the history of the championship, which dates back to 1969 and features the top junior girls from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Iowa fired a total of 588 in the five-count-four format, including a final round 288.
Iowa was led by Sindlinger who shot 5-under 135 (67-68) to take home medalist honors. Sindlinger made eight birdies over the 36 holes against a single bogey and one double bogey. But it wasn’t just Sindlinger who performed at Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia, MO. No player on Iowa’s team posted a round in the 80’s during the two day event, with Culinan and Furnish posting two day totals of 150 and 151, respectively. Ament was close behind with 153 and Van Dyk with a 155.
It was the first win for the Iowa team in the championship since 2004. They finished 16 strokes ahead of Nebraska, who they were tied with after round 1. Missouri came in third and Kansas fourth.