ANAMOSA - The weather was perfect, the course was in great shape and members of the Wapsi Country Club were ready to go out and strut their stuff on one of the most challenging courses in Eastern Iowa.

      After all was said and done Saturday, July 28, it was Laurie Woods who stood out once again topping the Wapsi women’s club tournament field.

      Woods, a longtime Wapsi Country Club golfer who is more than familiar with the unique ways the course can work, fired an 18-hole total of 76 to win the one-day event by three shots over another Wapsi veteran, Deb Byers who carded a 79.

      Woods shot out to the early lead at the tournament coming through with an opening nine hole score of 38 that was one stroke ahead of Byers and Debbie Schultz.

      It was the second tour of duty through the Wapsi course that allowed Woods to pull away carding another 38 that equalled her the low nine-hole score of the day.

      Byers finished with a 40 while Schultz tallied a 43 and wound up finishing tied for third at the tournament with Cassie Caldwell (42-40), Hannah Houska (41-41) and Jenny Houska (41-41) who all shot 82.

      Bonnie Rhomberg, who had a hole-in-one earlier in the week on Wapsi’s No. 4 hole, finished a solid seventh at the club tourney Saturday making her way through with an 85 (44-41) while Angie Ditch, who topped the first flight, tallied an 89 (45-44).

      Jeanie Meehan (45-45) and Jen Ritter (43-47) rounded out the tournament top-10 with cards of 90 each while Mallory Lacy (49-42) and Sue Merritt (45-46) just missed the top-10 placing 11th with scores of 91 each.

      Laura Barner’s score of 96 topped the Wapsi Country Club’s second flight.

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