Amery carries lead into MBC golf tourneyThe 2008 Middle Border Conference boys golf tournament was scheduled for Wednesday at Clifton Highlands Golf Club near Prescott.
The 2008 Middle Border Conference boys golf tournament was scheduled for Wednesday at Clifton Highlands Golf Club near Prescott.
Amery is the MBC leader heading into the tournament after winning a 12-team MBC match at Durand on Monday.
New Richmond had held the MBC lead until Monday. The Tigers will be without three of their top six players for the rest of the season, which resulted in the Tigers dropping to a tie for fourth place in Monday’s match.
Amery won Monday’s event with a 164 score, with Durand taking second place with a 165. St. Croix Central grabbed third place by shooting 170. New Richmond and Ellsworth tied for fourth at 172, followed by Somerset at 175.
New Richmond and Amery will be in a close battle for the MBC title on Wednesday, but that’s not the only battle worth watching. There’s several teams locked in a dogfight for third place in the final standings. Central, Somerset, Osceola, Ellsworth and Durand are all in a closely-bunched pack heading into Wednesday’s finals.
Central was led by Colin Bruesewitz and Brad Fedie at Durand on Monday, with each of them shooting a 41. The Panthers have been one of the more consistent teams in the conference, with three or four players packed in the low 40s almost every match.
New Richmond was led by Tyler Bohmke with a 41. The Tigers got a lift from Sam Stroot, who moved up from the JV to shoot a 42. Reed Chelberg shot a 43.
Somerset was led by David Moulton at 42 and Derek Smith at 43.
Twelve-team MBC golf match at Durand on May 12
Team Scores: Amery 164, Durand 165, St. Croix Central 170, New Richmond 172, Ellsworth 172, Somerset 175, Osceola 176, Baldwin-Woodville 182, Mondovi 184, Prescott 185, Glenwood City 188, Colfax 192
St. Croix Central scores
Colin Bruesewitz 41, Brad Fedie 41, Jesse Krizan 43, Austin Johnson 45, Kyle Jacobson 62
New Richmond scores
Tyler Bohmke 41, Sam Stroot 42, Reed Chelberg 43, Lance Bauer 46, Dylan Novitzke 48
David Moulton 42, Derek Smith 43, Isaac Haukom 44, Chad Kobs 46, Eric Schleusner 46
Win at Amery
New Richmond’s golfers moved into the MBC lead by winning a six-team conference match at Amery last Friday.
Lance Bauer was medalist, shooting a 37 for the Tigers. He was followed by Jake Bourassa at 38, Bohmke at 39, Taylor Bottolfson at 41 and Chelberg at 46.
The Tigers had a team score of 155. They were followed by Amery at 158 and Central at 164. Bruesewitz led Central by carding a 39, while Fedie and Johnson each came in with 40s.
Rice Lake Invitational
The New Richmond boys came through with one of their best performances of the season last Thursday in winning the 21-team Rice Lake Invitational.
The Tigers shot a 304 to win the meet. They didn’t have any breathing room either. Hudson shot a 305, Rice Lake a 306, Chippewa Falls a 308, Eau Claire Memorial a 310 and River Falls a 312.
Coach Jim Saliny said this win was huge because the Tigers compete in Division 1 in the WIAA tournaments and they beat all the top Division 1 teams in this part of the state in the tournament.
Bourassa led the Tigers by shooting a 73. Bauer, Bohmke and Bottolfson each shot a 77 and Chelberg finished at 80.
Somerset’s golfers thrust themselves back into the MBC race by winning a six-team match at Ellsworth last Friday.
The Spartans put together an impressive 163 score, winning by nine strokes over second place Ellsworth.
Isaac Haukom and Eric Schleusner each shot a 40 to lead the Spartans. This was the best round of Schleusner’s career. Smith shot a 41, Moulton a 42 and Kobs a 45.
The Spartans also posted a win in a three-team MBC match at Colfax last Tuesday. The Spartans shot a 160, their best team-round of the season. Haukom was a medalist by shooting a 38. Smith finished at 40, Moulton and Kobs at 41 and Schleusner at 44.
Somerset played in the Siren Invitational last Wednesday. Smith had a strong day, taking fourth overall with a score of 73. The Spartans took fourth place in the team competition.