VAN HORNE - South Tama won its second 18-hole girls' golf meet of the week with its triumph at the Benton Invitational on Saturday.
The Trojans had a team total of 354 to finish 11 shots ahead of runner-up HLV (365). Waterloo Columbus (370) was third among the seven teams and Vinton-Shellsburg fourth (408).
Three of the top eight individuals led the way for South Tama.
Senior Taylor Van Dyk was the individual medalist with her round of 75 at Tara Hills. Van Dyk shot an even-par 36 on her second time around the course.
Sophomore Paige Van Dyk gained runner-up medalist honors with a 79 as no other player finished under 84.
STC senior Kourtne Smith carded a 90 to finish eighth in the individual race.
Jenn Maus shot 107 for the Trojans' fourth score of the day.
"All the girls played well, especially Taylor and Paige Van Dyk," said STC head coach Kelle Boles. "Some of the girls struggled on a few holes, but otherwise played well. We still had some shots that we missed and did not take advantage of which would have lowered the score even more."
The Trojans were coming off a championship at the West Marshall Invitational last Tuesday. Paige Van Dyk was the medalist at 76, while Taylor Van Dyk was the runner-up with her 78.
"Taylor was in control (Saturday), and both her and Paige are playing with confidence, knowledge and good course management," Boles said.