New Richmond girls beaten by one stroke in first loss of seasonHolding onto the lead in the Middle Border Conference is going to be a challenge for the New Richmond girls golf team as long Osceola’s Casey Danielson continues to shoot as incredibly as she did last Thursday.
Holding onto the lead in the Middle Border Conference is going to be a challenge for the New Richmond girls golf team as long Osceola’s Casey Danielson continues to shoot as incredibly as she did last Thursday.
The Tigers maintain a slim lead in the MBC after Osceola was able to beat the Tigers in a nine-hole match on the Chieftains’ home course last Thursday.
Danielson is the defending WIAA state champion and she has been playing some of the best golf of her high school career this fall. At Krooked Kreek Golf Club in Osceola last Thursday, Danielson won the conference match by shooting an incredible round of 33. Danielson’s score helped the Chieftains shoot a 170, edging New Richmond by one stroke for the best score in the meet. Somerset placed fourth and St. Croix Central sixth in the match.
New Richmond’s score of 171 is three strokes off the Tiger school record and coach Neal Ziller said he had no problem with the team’s performance in the loss. He said the girls continue to do everything they need to reach their season-long goals.
“I’m pleased with our direction,” he said. “We’ve got five girls who really want to make a mark.”
Senior Leah Bauer led the Tigers with her best round of the season, shooting 40. Alex Wheeler finished at 42, Megan Chelberg at 43, Rachel Ziller at 46 and Jordan Peterson at 47.
Somerset put together its best round of the season to finish fourth at 203. Sophomore Stacy Bracht led the Spartans by shooting 48. Rachel Briggs finished at 50, Kacie Larkowski at 51, Sam Swanson at 54 and Cassie Peterson at 56.
St. Croix Central was missing two members of its varsity lineup and the Panthers finished at 221 to take sixth place. Senior Arinn DiSalvo was tops on the Panthers by shooting 46. Kelly Wengelski and Mackenzie Eisenbacher both shot 57 and Brittany Nabor finished with a 61.
MBC match at Amery
The New Richmond girls rolled to a win at the always challenging Amery Golf Club last Tuesday. The Tigers shot 182, winning by 19 strokes over Osceola.
Wheeler was New Richmond’s top finisher Tuesday, finishing with a 41. Peterson was next at 45, followed by Chelberg at 47, Bauer at 49 and Ziller at 52.
Coach Ziller was not as pleased with the Tigers’ performance Tuesday. He said all five girls had a couple holes where they took bigger scores. He said those scores are a result of the girls pushing themselves too hard.
“It’s just a matter of them settling down. They’ve got big expectations and they’ve just got to let it happen,” Ziller said.
St. Croix Central played its best round of the season at Amery to take third place with a 204 score. DiSalvo again shot a 46 and the rest of the Panthers were in the low 50s. Wengelski shot 51, Katlyn Delander 53, Nabors 54 and Rebecca Isnardi 55.
Somerset shot 217, tying for fourth with Baldwin-Woodville. The big news for the Spartans was sophomore Cassie Larkowski. In her first varsity match she shot a 49 to lead the Spartans. Briggs shot 54, Swanson 55, Peterson 59 and Mackenzie Venhor 62.
Eau Claire Invitational
The New Richmond girls achieved another major win last Monday, winning the Eau Claire Memorial Invitational at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Altoona.
The Tigers won the tournament handily, winning by 16 strokes over Eau Claire North. The Tigers finished with a 356. Osseo-Fairchild took third place and River Falls placed fourth among the 13 teams involved.
Balanced scoring carried the Tigers to the win. The Tigers had three of the top five scores in the tournament. Rachel Ziller and Megan Chelberg tied for third place in the tournament by shooting 87. Alex Wheeler tied for fifth with 88.
The MBC golf circuit continues Thursday with an 18-hole match at Pheasant Hills in Hammond.
MBC girls golf match
Team scores: New Richmond 182, Osceola 201, St. Croix Central 204, Baldwin-Woodville 217, Somerset 217, Prescott 241, Amery and Ellsworth incomplete teams
New Richmond scores
Alex Wheeler 41, Jordan Peterson 45, Megan Chelberg 47, Leah Bauer 49, Rachel Ziller 52
St. Croix Central scores
Arinn DiSalvo 46, Kelly Wengelski 51, Katlyn Delander 53, Brittany Nabors 54, Rebecca Isnardi 55
Kacie Larkowski 49, Rachel Briggs 54, Sam Swanson 55, Cassie Peterson 59, Mackenzie Venhor 62