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Midgets struggle against cold, opponents

By Staff | Apr 18, 2014

ELC’s Megan Brunskill chips on to the green during play against Storm Lake and LeMars at the Estherville Golf Course on Tuesday. Photo by David Swartz

The Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Golf Team didn’t fare as well as its members would’ve liked as they finished behind both Storm Lake and LeMars in the first Lakes Conference meet of the year on Tuesday.

“It may have been sunny but it was very cold and the wind picked up later in the afternoon making golf play tough,” said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. “People don’t understand how difficult it is to swing a club when your hands are that cold. With all the young players we have, we are concentrating on individual scores and improving each meet. A number of the younger girls did improve their score from last week so that was good. The par fives proved to be tough for everyone tonight and there were some big scores on them.”

Storm Lake came out in front with a 225 while LeMars finished with 262 and ELC with 269.

Storm Lake swept medalist honors with Grace Dierenfield shooting 49 and Rylee James a 55.

Tia Bernholtz led the Midgets with a 60.

“Tia had an off night and struggled,” said Richardson. “Hopefully with more play she can be more consistent.”

Lauren Moeller was a stroke off with a 61 while Jordan Origer shot a 72 and ELC had a choice of 76s from Gracie Schnell and Megan Brunskill for the final counting score. The second non-counting score was a 79 by Olivia Truog.

In junior varsity playfor ELC, Suzy Anderson carded a 66 and Paige Stoliker shot a 71.