New Richmond golfers earn second Middle Border Conference winThe New Richmond boys golf team earned its second straight win in Middle Border Conference play, recording the best score in the MBC match played at Clifton Highland Golf Club last Tuesday.
By: Dave Newman, New Richmond News
The New Richmond boys golf team earned its second straight win in Middle Border Conference play, recording the best score in the MBC match played at Clifton Highland Golf Club last Tuesday.
The Tigers earned the win because they had the best balance among the eight MBC teams. All five of the Tigers had scores between 40-45 and the four counting scores were between 40-43.
Kyle Montgomery and Ben Norman led the Tigers with rounds of 40. Tiger coach Jim Saliny said they both have stepped forward as leaders for the team with their approach on the course.
“Kyle doesn’t get rattled when he gets in trouble,” Saliny said. “Ben’s been improving in every match.”
Tanner Wisemiller shot 42, Conner McCann shot 43 and T.J. shot 45 as the Tigers used balance to win the match.
New Richmond won with a score of 165, followed by Osceola at 169, Amery at 171 and Somerset at 174.
Somerset senior Jake Green earned medalist honors by shooting a 37. Three MBC golfers tied for second place with rounds of 39.
The rest of Somerset’s varsity scores were Zach Bahr with 44, Matt Skoglund with 45, Hunter Iverson with 48 and Dante Germain with 52.
Chippewa Falls tournament
New Richmond’s boys showed they’ll be right in the hunt for a spot in the Division 1 sectional tournament by tying for second place in the Chippewa Falls Invitational at Lake Wissota Golf Club on Saturday.
River Falls took the top spot in the tournament by shooting a 308. New Richmond was part of a four-way tie for second place, shooting a 326 along with Superior, Eau Claire North and Hudson. All these teams are scheduled to compete in the WIAA Division 1 regional meet, which New Richmond will host on Wednesday, May 23.
Montgomery and Norman continue to solidify their spots as consistent leaders for the Tigers. They each shot a 79 to pace the Tigers in the tournament. Kole Hallmark shot an 83, McCann an 85 and Wisemiller a 90.
“Kole won the playoff on Friday, shooting a 37 on the old (New Richmond Golf Club) course,” Saliny said about the addition of Hallmark to the varsity lineup.
The Tigers had finished well behind several of the teams they tied on Saturday when they competed in the Hudson Invitational 12 days earlier. Saliny said this progress shows the Tigers are fully capable of upstaging these teams when they reach the WIAA playoffs.
“I was hoping we could stick with them. Our regional is going to be a shootout,” Saliny predicted.
The conference golfers don’t compete against each other until an important stretch of two matches to begin next week. The MBC golfers rendezvous in Durand for a match next Monday. The next afternoon they will compete in a match at Somerset’s Bristol Ridge Golf Club.
Somerset’s golfers will also be in action this Wednesday, hosting their annual invitational at Bristol Ridge Golf Club.