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Short-handed ELC takes on Huskies

By Staff | May 7, 2011

JACKSON, Minn. – The Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Golf Team saw some different players in traveling across the border to take on Jackson County Central on Friday.

The Huskies won on their home course with a 191 and swept medalist honors.

Kaylee Benson carded a 40 while teammate Alison Benson shot a 49.

ELC’s Taylor Heinrichs wasn’t too far off the pace as she shot a 50 while Aryn Ward shot a 53. Also Tia Bernholtz shot a 62 and Andrea Lunning had a 63.

“We were very short-handed with state music contest and missing a few other players so we only had four varsity and one JV player,” said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. “We went into the meet really looking to work on our game and how to play smart since we were just four varsity players.

“I thought the girls did a nice job scoring-just slightly higher than last night when we had a full team. The Jackson course is hillier than ours-if you can believe that-and is a par 38 – ours is a par 35. So for playing on a tougher course the girls did very well.

Richardson said Heinrichs and Ward are becoming more consistent. Meanwhile Bernholtz is doing well as a first-year golfer.

“The positive thing for Tia is she is showing some consistent scoring also,” said Richardson. “Andrea played varsity for the first time in a couple of weeks and did a nice job too.”

Cattie Tvedt was ELC’s only JV player and she shot a season-low score of 80.