New Richmond girls inch further ahead in Middle Border Conference golf raceSomerset’s Bristol Ridge Golf Club has been one of the toughest courses for Middle Border Conference golfers to master.
By: Dave Newman, New Richmond News
Somerset’s Bristol Ridge Golf Club has been one of the toughest courses for Middle Border Conference golfers to master. That was shown again last Tuesday, when the MBC girls played a nine-hole match on the back nine at Bristol Ridge.
New Richmond was able to earn the team victory, by shooting a 184, which is 10-15 strokes higher than most of the Tigers’ recent rounds. Osceola took second with a 191 and Somerset was third at 206. St. Croix Central placed fifth with a 213.
New Richmond’s balanced lineup was the difference in this meet. Four of the eight top scores recorded in the meet were made by Tiger girls. Osceola’s Casey Danielson again earned medalist honors by shooting a 36. She was followed by New Richmond’s Wheeler sisters. Alex Wheeler shot a 44 and Hannah Wheeler finished with a 46. Tiger juniors Jordan Peterson and Leah Bauer both shot a 47 and Rachael Ziller finished with a 50.
The experience of the Tigers shows on more difficult courses like this. While most players had one or more holes where they took high numbers, the Tigers excelled at staying out of troublesome areas. Hannah Wheeler did not take anything higher than a six on any hole and the other four Tigers had only one hole where they each scored higher than a six.
Somerset took third by having four scores between 47 and 54. Senior Carley Seibel led the Spartans by shooting a 47. This is her third straight round in the 40s and Spartan coach Bill Powers said he hoped this was the start of a strong run of scores for Seibel.
Sammi Wolff shot a 51 for the Spartans, with Andrea Passe and Stacie Bracht each finishing at 54.
Central’s golfers are beginning to develop a consistent top four scorers. Arinn DiSalvo led the Panthers with a 49. Katlyn Delander finished at 54, with Kelsey McKenna and Rebecca Isnardi both scoring 55.
After this match New Richmond leads the conference race with 39 points, compared to 36 for Osceola. Somerset is third at 26, followed by St. Croix Central and Ellsworth with 21 points.
The conference schedule continues this Thursday with a match at the Hammond Golf Club. Next Tuesday the MBC golfers will be playing at Clifton Highlands Golf Club.