Tigers roll in winning 2012 New Richmond Golf InvitationalThe realm of possibilities for the New Richmond girls golf team is wide open.
The realm of possibilities for the New Richmond girls golf team is wide open.
The Tigers proved that by overwhelming a 15-team field in their home invitational last Wednesday, including all schools that will be competing in the Division 1 regional tournament in New Richmond later this season.
This was no ordinary showing by the Tigers. The Tigers finished at 354, the best score the team has ever produced on its challenging home course. The Tigers were the only team in the tournament to have all five players finish the 18-hole tournament with scores under 100.
What pleased New Richmond coach Neal Ziller most about the tournament was that none of his players was satisfied with their scores. He said all five Tigers said they had problems getting out of the sand and several were frustrated that their level of play slipped on the back nine.
Junior Alex Wheeler led the Tigers with an 82. She finished second in the medalist race to defending WIAA state champion Casey Danielson of Osceola, who shot a 71, including a 34 on the back nine. New Richmond’s Leah Bauer tied Rice Lake’s Stephanie Baribeau for third with 85s. Tiger senior Jordan Peterson finished with an 89. Rachel Ziller shot 98 and Megan Chelberg shot 99.
This tournament served two purposes. It brought all the Division 1 teams in to see the regional tournament course and it gave the Middle Border Conference squads the same opportunity. Somerset ranked fourth among the MBC teams in the tournament, shooting a 452. St. Croix Central was sixth among the eight MBC teams.
Somerset was led by sophomore Stacy Bracht, who shot a 104. Senior Arinn DiSalvo paced the Panthers with a 98.
The MBC golf schedule continues this Thursday with a match at Osceola. The MBC teams will compete at Somerset next Tuesday.
New Richmond Invitational
New Richmond 354, River Falls 377, Rice Lake 383, Eau Claire North 392, Osceola 404, Hudson 407, Baldwin-Woodville 433, Somerset 452, Prescott 459, Superior 471, St. Croix Central 482, Eau Claire Memorial 500
New Richmond scores
Alex Wheeler 82, Leah Bauer 85, Jordan Peterson 89, Rachel Ziller 98, Megan Chelberg 99
Stacy Bracht 104, Sam Swanson 114, Cassie Peterson 115, Mackenzie Venhor 119, Rachel Briggs 122
St. Croix Central scores
Arinn DiSalvo 98, Brittney Nabors 111, Katlyn Delander 134, Emma Landry 139, Mackenzie Eisenbach 146