ELC battles wind at LeMars
LEMARS — With winds gusting over 30 miles per hour, none of the golfers at the Class 3A Girls District meet were able to post their normal low scores.
“The wind was horrendous. The greens at LeMars are sloped and fast,” said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. “The wind would literally blow the ball off the green. I give the girls a lot of credit, getting up at 5 a.m. and toughing out the day.
With the top two teams and top five individuals advancing, ELC’s Macy Milburn came up a stroke from advancing to regionals.
The fifth qualifying score was a 102 and Milburn shot a 103.
“I feel for Macy,” said Richardson. “What makes it worse is that she got a 10 on hole one putting three in the river. It shows her maturity though coming right back and parring three out of the next five holes.”
ELC finished fifth overall with MOC-Floyd Valley and Spirit Lake advancing with scores of 394 and 417, respectively.
For ELC, Jordan Jacobson carded a 125, Taylor Heinrichs had a 132 and Paige Evans had a 137.
ELC’s non-counting score was a 140 by Krista Lowe.
Megan Woods was sick so ELC only had five players at the district meet.
Spencer was third with 428 followed by Bishop Heelan with 463, ELC with 497, Storm Lake with 514, LeMars with 516 and Sergeant Bluff-Luton with 532.