Ballard beats Winterset by one stroke for win

HUXLEY – The Ballard girls’ golf team pulled off a close win in a triangular meet with Winterset and Carlisle Monday at the Ballard Golf and Country Club.

The Bombers had three golfers shoot under 60, scoring a 216 over nine holes. That was good enough to top Winterset by one stroke for the team victory, with Carlisle also right in the mix with a 224.

Niki Johnson keyed Ballard’s team victory by turning in the top individual score. Johnson shot a 46 to best Winterset’s Carly Stine for medalist honors.

Shelby Petersen had the second-best Bomber score with a 52. Madison Houge and Mackenzie Jahn completed the varsity scoring for Ballard as they carded a 56 and 62 respectively.

Final team scores (nine holes): 1. Ballard 216, 2. Winterset 217, 3. Carlisle 224.

Ballard (216) – Niki Johnson 46, Shelby Petersen 52, Madison Houge 56, Mackenzie Jahn 62.