Grip it and rip it
OKOBOJI – With bluebird skies and a slight breeze Okoboji View Golf Course was primed to yeild some low scores at the district meet. And it delivered – just not to anyone on the Estherville Lincoln Central girls golf team.
The Midgettes posted one of their worst scores of the season and coach Kevin Richardson was none too pleased.
“We were very disappointed in our scores today,” said Richardson. “We have played at the Okoboji View course enough and know it well. I really thought we would shoot some of our best scores of the year – instead they were some of the highest.”
Aryn Ward led the Midgettes with an 18-hole score of 112 and Taylor Heinrichs followed right behind with a 113.
Paige Hoffmeyer carded a 129 and Raeanne Muller shot a 136 to round out the scoring for ELC.
Non-counting score came from Rachel Lausen with a 143.
If there is a silver lining to the end of the year, it’s that the entire squad will get another chance next season.
“We have this group coming back next year,” said Richardson. “I hope they take the summer seriously and really get out there and play.”
Spirit Lake edged Clear Lake by seven strokes to earn the district championship.
The Indians carded a 351 while Clear Lake shot a 358.
They were followed by Humboldt with 379, Spencer 411, Forest City 435, Algona 436, ELC 490 and Webster City 515.
Maureen Owens carded an 80 to earn runnerup medalist honors, falling just one stroke short of medalist Meg Monson from Clear Lake.
Emily Ayers took third in the meet with an 86 and Ashley Nielson carded on 87 for fourth place.
Anna Hoss rounded out the scoring for Spirit Lake with a round of 98.
Non-counting scores came from Leah Hilpipre with a 106 and Regan Sieperda with a 108.