Despite a couple of weather delays the opening day of the girls state golf tournament is in the books. The class 3A and 4A competition is at Otter Creek in Ankeny. Washington is the leader in Class 3A with a score of 336 to Shenandoah-Essex’s 346. Ottumwa leads in Class 4A with a 322, three strokes ahead of Dubuque Hempstead.

Ottumwa leads the team chase in class 4A. Ottumwa coach Dustin Stewart who says his team had high hopes coming into the meet, and for the most part, they’re playing pretty well, and are in a good position.

The Class 1A and 2A meet is being held at Jester Park near Granger. Algona Garrigan has the team lead in 1A by 13 strokes over Hinton while Garrigan’s Andrea Richter has the medalist lead after an opening day 80. Grundy Center has a 13 stroke lead over Iowa City Regina in class 2A. Jesse Feuerbach of Regina leads the medalist chase after shooting an 82.

Audio: John Martenson report. :62 MP3