Slowed by the weather and injuries, Waukee ended day one down big. But after a pep talk for Coach Sullivan, the Warriors came back on day two and made one of the biggest comebacks in state golfing history.
Waukee began the day 11 strokes behind last year’s champions, Cedar Falls, and shot a 298, a 47 point improvement over day 1, a score not even achieved by most top boy’s programs and shattering the Iowa Girls State record held by Valley of 312.
Three of their golfers were in the 70’s on day two with Payton Minear shooting a 70, Kelsy Shay with 72 and Jasmine Wyzgowski with 73, all career bests.
Waukee achieved the school’s first ever 14-0 season and their first ever Girls Golf State title. They also set both school and Iowa Girls Tournament records with the day two score of 298.
Payton Minear came back from 12th place on day one to win on day two with a record 5 birdies that incuded three in a row on the 8th, 9th and 10th holes.
Minear broke the Waukee girls scoring record for low 18 hole round as well as the low scoring average for the year.
This was Waukee’s first ever Girls Golf State Champion as a Team, and First ever Girls Individual State Medalist (Minear) and first ever Championship Trophy for Coach Marty Sullivan.