ANAMOSA - To top the field at the annual Fawn Creek women’s club tournament, competitors know you’re going to have to shoot a pretty impressive score.
Kim Kieckhaefer, Lynette Seaton and Nancy Updegraff are all Fawn Creek icons and have led the club to numerous Eastern Iowa victories over the years, and the threesome were once again right there looking to win another club title Saturday, Aug. 22.
But in the end, it was one of the Anamosa club’s new stars who rose to the top, as Megan Sailer topped the talented championship flight field turning in a card of 79, the lone round in the 70s at the one-day, 18-hole event.
Sailer not only fired the top 18-hole score at the tournament, but her nine-hole numbers were impressive as well as her opening nine-hole score of 41 led the field by two shots over Kieckhaefer and Seaton while her final nine-hole score of 38 tied with Kate Buchholtz, Seaton and Kieckhaefer for best on the day.
Seaton took second overall finishing with an 18-hole total of 81 while Kieckhaefer was third also coming through with an 81.
Buchholtz made her way through the Fawn Creek course with an 84 (46-38) to finish fourth overall while Hannah Houska (45-40) and Updegraff (46-43) rounded out the championship flight scoring with cards of 85 and 89, respectively.
Karen Stoll, another Fawn Creek Country Club icon, claimed the top spot in the first flight firing an 89 (47-42) that edged Jenny Houska, who tallied a solid 90 (44-46) on the day.
Deb Byers (92), Laurie Woods (93), Mary Comried (95), Shari Carrier (98), Tammy Dearborn (101) and Jen Ritter (104) also competed in the class.
Sheri Jones fired the top score in the second flight turning in a 110 (55-55) that edged runner-up Becky Paulson (55-55) on a card back after Paulson also tallied a 110.
Geri Weaklen (112), Pat Jensen (118) and Molly Hefflefinger (131) also took part in the second flight at the Fawn Creek women’s club tournament.