Tigers, Spartans chasing the Chiefs in MBC boys golf standingsThe New Richmond and Somerset boys teams have been playing some decent golf in their Middle Border Conference matches, just not as good as Osceola.
The New Richmond and Somerset boys teams have been playing some decent golf in their Middle Border Conference matches, just not as good as Osceola.
That has put the Tigers and Spartans in a position of having to chase the Chiefs in hopes of catching the leaders in a condensed MBC schedule.
Osceola added to its MBC lead on Monday by winning a nine-hole match at Ellsworth. Osceola won the meet with a score of 162. New Richmond shot a 164 and Somerset rounded out the top three with a 167.
After Monday’s match Osceola leads the MBC standings with 39 points. Somerset is second with 34 points and New Richmond is third with 28 points. The next conference match will be played on Friday at Amery. Another nine-hole match will be played at Prescott next Monday.
The conference season wraps up with the MBC tournament next Tuesday in New Richmond. That match will start at 9 a.m. The front nine in next Tuesday’s match will be doubly important. It will not only count as half of the conference tournament, those scores will also be used to replace the MBC match in New Richmond that was rained out.
New Richmond put together a solid round on Monday, led by senior Dylan Novitzke with a 38. Kyle Montgomery shot a 40 and Cody Rozales and Tanner Wisemiller each shot a 43. Connor McCann finished at 47.
“If they can keep shooting a 164, that’d be great,” said Tiger coach Jim Saliny.
Somerset had steady scores, led by freshman Danny Green who shot a 40. Preston Germain ended at 41, Jake Green at 42, Jarod Bordynoski at 43 and Matt at Skoglund 44.
“Danny Green is really starting to play with some confidence. He is striking the ball as well as anyone,” said Somerset coach Bill Powers.
New Richmond and Somerset both played in the Scott Miller Invitational over the weekend. This tournament has been hit with bad weather most years over the past decade, but this year there was pleasant spring weather for both days.
New Richmond placed eighth among the 24 teams in the tournament, shooting a 668. Somerset finished 12th at 694.
Rozales led New Richmond with a 159, including a 37 on his second day back nine at the Telemark course. Montgomery finished at 170, Novitzke at 171, McCann at 174 and Wisemiller at 177.
Somerset was led by Danny Green, who shot an 80. Skoglund finished at 85, Jake Green at 88 and Bordynoski at 101.
Osceola gained some ground on the other MBC teams by putting up an impressive 151 score in a conference match at Pheasant Hills last Thursday. Amery moved up to take second in the meet at 168, followed by Somerset at 169 and New Richmond at 170. Osceola had the top two scores in the meet, with Charlie Danielson shooting a 34 and Danny Cronick a 35.
Jake Green led Somerset with a 39. Bordynoski finished at 42 in the meet, followed by Germain at 43, Skoglund at 45 and Dalton Johnston at 47.
New Richmond was led by Montgomery and Rozales who each shot a 41. Wisemiller finished with a 43 and Novitzke and McCann each shot a 45.
Last Wednesday Somerset hosted its annual Bristol Ridge Open, which had been postponed a week due to weather. Somerset won the 11-team tournament, shooting a 335. Jake Green earned medalist honors for the tournament, shooting an 80. Germain finished second with an 81. Bordynoski finished at 85, and Skoglund and Johnston each shot an 89.