Wet and windy
OKOBOJI – It is said in the game of golf that the players don’t battle each other, they battle the course and the elements.
Well the elements made their presence felt at the Lakes Conference Girls Golf Tournament on Monday as a steady drizzle and a stiff breeze made scoring low nearly impossible.
However, Estherville Lincoln Central did well enough to take sixth place out of the eight teams present and No. 1 golfer, junior Taylor Heinrichs, missed being named All-Conference by a mere three strokes.
“It was a miserable day,” said ELC coach Kevin Richardson, “so just finishing was an accomplishment. Taylor had her best rounds of the year. She just missed the All-Conference team by three strokes and Aryn had two solid rounds also. Paige (Hoffmeyer) and Rachel (Lausen) did a nice job getting in the 50s on the back nine.”
Heinrichs did well to card a front nine 49 in rough conditions, but struggled a bit on the back finishing with a 53 for an 18-hole score of 102.
She was followed by Ward with a 114, Lausen 120 and Hoffmeyer 122.
Non-counting score came from Raeanne Muller with a 127.
Spirit Lake won the tournament with a score of 360.
They were followed by Emmetsburg with 382, Spencer 413, LeMars 419, Cherokee 421, ELC 458, Storm Lake 474 and Western Christian 551.
For the Indians, Maureen Owens was runnerup medalist with an 84.
Ashley Nielson followed in a tie for third with a 91.
Anna Hoss took fifth with a 92 and Leah Hilpipre took sixth with a 93.
Non-counting scores came from Regan Sieperda with a 106 and Mikaela Weeks with a 113.
1. Jana Hock, Emmetsburg, 83
2. Maureen Owens, Spirit Lake, 84
3. Ashley Nielson, Spirit Lake, 91
4. Jenny Hock, Emmetsburg, 91
5. Anna Hoss, Spirit Lake, 92
6. Leah Hilpipre, Spirit Lake, 93
7. Megan Betsworth, LeMars, 94
8. Megan Myers, Emmetsburg, 99