Woodward-Granger’s Cierra DeHoet has not given any reason for concern this season that she would not advance to the regional tournament. The Northern Iowa commit has blazed quite a trail this year on the links and furthered her story on Monday, May 13 after qualifying for the Class 2A regional finals after a good showing in Panora.
With a score of 98, she landed in fifth-place on 18 holes. That gives her some cushion to progress further and take some previous opponents by surprise in the upcoming regional final in Pleasantville on Monday, May 20.
This season, DeHoet had previously carded scores of 90 and 94 on full rounds. Last year, her low was a 96, lending more credence that her outing in Panora can be improved upon going up against next week’s opponents at the Region 4 final.
More than her placement, though, her best score as a sophomore clocked in at 102, and at 115 as a freshman. Her continued and steady trajectory is a testament to her growth over four years as a Hawk and opens up the possibility of advancing yet again.
DeHoet also faced the toughest competition in the region on Monday. Had she played in the Region 4B bracket in Kalona which topped out at a score of 99, she would have taken first place. She’ll enter next week’s final as the fifth-seed — the same as her first round placement — looking to catch up to Kylie Carey (82) and London Wille (86) from Van Meter.
Tee time for the final round is to be determined and will be held at the Pleasantville Golf & Country Club on Monday, May 20.