INDIANOLA, Iowa — Haley Booton fired a career-low 78 at the single-round Simpson Invitational on Wednesday at Indianola Country Club, leading the Storm to a second-place finish of 11 teams in the final tune-up before the Iowa Conference Championship.
Simpson shot 331 as a team, just two strokes behind tournament champion Central. Five Iowa Conference schools competed in order to get a feel for the layout at Indianola Country Club, which will serve as the site for the final two rounds of the league championship Oct. 6-7. Dubuque finished in fourth place, Loras took sixth and Coe ended up 11th.
The Storm shot their lowest round as a team since shooting 328 and 329 on opening weekend (Sept. 2-3).
Mabeus, a senior, posted the lowest round of her career while Gordon, a transfer, closed her first "regular" season with the Storm's lowest stroke average (83.9).
The Storm begin play at the four-round IIAC Championship this weekend at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. Friday's first-round begins at 10 a.m.