ALGONA — In what has become a yearly tradition, the Clear Lake girls golf team is off to a familiar place.
The Lions shot 358 Monday at River Road Golf Course to win a Class 3A regional title and punch their tickets back to the state tournament.
“I couldn't be prouder of these girls and their accomplishments this season,” Clear Lake coach Adam Brinkman said. “They have worked extremely hard this season and we are one step closer to our ultimate goal.
"We left a few strokes out there today but the important thing is we advanced, and now we have a week to prepare ourselves for the state tournament.”
Emily Snelling was meet medalist after shooting an even-par 72 to lead the Lions. She shot 37 on the first nine and finished with a 1-under 35 on the second nine.
“Emily hit the ball very well today, and also had the putter working,” Brinkman said. “Emily is one of those athletes that will spend countless hours outside of practice on her game, and that’s what makes her the great player she is.”
Ashley DeLong also qualified as an individual with an 86, which helped her to fourth place.
Jordyn Barragy added a 96 for the Lions and Mattie Krause shot 104.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura fell short in the team race as it shot 402 to finish fourth, but it did push through two individuals.
Sisters Bailee and Carlee Frayne each finished in the top five to qualify for the state tournament. Bailee was meet runner-up with an 82 and Carlee shot 87 to finish fifth.
Paige Penning added a 112 for GHV while Cassie Eichmann shot 122.
MOC-Floyd Valley finished in second with a 378 and Spirit Lake was third with a 385.
The state tournament will be held May 30-31 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course outside of Panora.