Area Golf Roundup
CHEROKEE – The Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Golf Team shot a little better playing for the second consecutive night on Tuesday.
In the team’s first Lakes Conference triangular, Spencer came out on top with a 204 while ELC shot a 228 and host Cherokee had a 253.
Spencer swept medalist honors as Cassie Galm shot a 47 and Taylor Studer carded a 49.
Taylor Lago led ELC with a 55 while Paige Hoffmeyer shot a 56, Taylor Heinrichs had a 57 and ELC had a choice of 60s from Aryn Ward, Rachel Lausen and Raeanna Muller.
“Cherokee has a hard course-the only course in the conference that’s hillier than ours,” said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. “We did better and most girls shot a couple strokes better.”
The junior varsity scores paralleled the varsity with Spencer winning with a 242 followed by ELC with 292 and Cherokee with 301.
For ELC, Andrea Lunning shot a 62, Tia Bernholtz had a 66, Lauren Moeller had an 80 and Savanna Johnson had an 82. Non-counting scores were an 84 by Kayla Evans and an 89 from Cattie Twedt.
“Most of these girls are brand new golf,” said Richardson.
Brashear shoots 38 to pace Midgets
SPENCER – The Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Golf Team split its Lakes Conference opening meet at Spencer on Tuesday.
The Tigers won at home with a 154 while ELC finished with a 184 and Cherokee shot 200.
Spencer swept medalist honors as Jay Monahan shot a 33 and Zachary Carlson had a 36.
Max Brashear led ELC with a 36 followed by Corey Reeves with a 47, Adam Reiter with a 49 and Tucker Milburn with a 50.
Non-counting scores were a 51 from Justin Harris and a 59 by Matt Burrell.
In junior varsity play, Spencer won with a 193 followed by ELC’s 206 and Cherokee’s 254.
Kyle Thompson led ELC with a 50 while Clay Tredway had a 51, Hunter Gifford had a 52 and Derek Neiland had a 53.
Non-counting scores were a 62 by Levi Quastad and a 64 by Chris Seylar.
ELC is scheduled to host Jackson County Central on Friday.
HLP 171, NSKAR 201
LAKE PARK – The North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted Boys golf Team didn’t have its best outing despite having decent weather on Tuesday.
Harris-Lake Park defeated NSKAR 171 to 201 on the links.
HLP’s Nathan Kyle was medalist with a 40 while Austin Jacobsen was runner-up with a 43.
Sawyer Doocy led NSKAR with a 45 while Keith Mathine shot a 50 and Cody Runksmeier and Alex Deitering each carded 53s to round out the scoring.
Non-counting scores were a 54 from Zack Hurlburt and a 59 by Jimmy Cronk.
NSKAR (2-1) is back in action Friday against Harris-Lake Park..
GTRA 229, CCE 370
SPENCER – The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Girls golf team opened the season with a 229 to 270 victory over Clay Central-Everly on Tuesday.
GTRA’s Kayla Dyer took medalist honors with a 54 while teammate Mackenzie Fay also shot a 54 for runner-up medalist honors.
Other scores were a 57 from Kendra Feldman and a 64 from Kally Harris.
Non-counting score was a 65 by Caroline Koekenhoff.
GTRA 212, CCE 218
The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshier Boys Golf Team edged Clay Central-Everly 212 to 218 on Tuesday.
GTRA’s Blaze Alesch took medalist honors with a 39 while CCE’s Brock Breidinger was runner-up with a 43.
Other GTRA scores were a 43 from Dylan Fischer and a pair of 48s from Zach Harris and Tanner Naig.
GTRA’s next meet is April 18 at Armstrong.
Spirit Lake 182, NSKAR 222, HLP 238
The Spirit Lake Girls Golf Team won its third straight meet as the Indians carded a 182 on Tuesday.
North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted took second with a 222 while Harris-Lake Park shot a 238.
Maureen Owens medaled for the third straight time as she shot a 40. Leah Hilpipre was runnerup with a 44 while Emily Ayres shot a 47 and Whitney Berkland shot a 51.
Non-counting scores were a 53 from Amanda Williams and a 63 by Lindsay Hamilton.
NSKAR was led by Brooke Baxter with a 52 while Marissa Crookshank shot a 55, Brittney Evans shot a 56 and Stormie Johanson shot a 599. Non-counting scores were a 63 from Jalissa Irmiter and a 67 by Marissa Doocy.
Owens, Hilpipre medal
STORM LAKE – The Spirit Lake Girls Golf Team defeated two Lakes Conference foes on Monday, shooting a 193. Emmetsburg carded a 222 while Storm Lake shot a 273.
Spirit Lake’s Maureen Owens earned medalist honors with a 42 while teammate Leah Hilpipre was runner-up medalist with a 43.
Whitney Berkland and Amanda Williams both carded 53s to round out the scoring.
Non-counting scores were a 55 by Emily Ayres and a 59 from Mackenzie Veldman.