ANKENY — It may come as no surprise to some that the rainy spring struck another high school sporting event on Tuesday, it just so happen to be the girls golf state tournament. Play was suspended on day one of the Class 3A tournament with late afternoon storms bringing play to a halt.
The day ended how it started, with a lot of rain. All 10 teams were crammed in the clubhouse as their 9 a.m. tee-time approached. Play would be delayed until 10 a.m. when players still had to battle rain and strong winds.
As the girls would get through the first couple holes, the rain would begin to let up with the wind being off and on. The weather would cooperate for the next three hours as the sun even tried to creep out a couple of times.
The water-soaked Otter Creek Golf Course still provided plenty of challenges as very few balls were hit clean.
Just as the girls were finishing up their 13th and 14th holes, thunder and lightning in the distance would suspend their rounds until Wednesday.
Centerville has now made their fourth straight state tournament appearance after grabbing team finishes of third, fourth and sixth in those first three years.
Four of their six golfers played at state last year with those being Elizabeth Meng, Taylor Shinn, Hannah Bailey and Brinley Kauzlarich. Chloe Zintz and Elizabeth Zintz are both making their state tournament debuts.
The Redettes were just able to sneak in with a team score of 394, which was the highest among qualifying teams.
The girls will get dried off before hoping to avoid more rain on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. as they finish up their first rounds before rolling right into their second rounds.
*Team and individual scores were not updated at time of print