New Richmond golfers expand Middle Border Conference leadTwo wins last week helped the New Richmond girls golf team build up a little breathing room as the Tigers pursue the 2012 Middle Border Conference championship.
Two wins last week helped the New Richmond girls golf team build up a little breathing room as the Tigers pursue the 2012 Middle Border Conference championship.
The Tigers’ lead is up to three points in the conference standings after wins last Tuesday at Bristol Ridge Golf Club and last Thursday at Pheasant Hills Golf Club.
Thursday’s win at Pheasant Hills was the result of one of the Tigers’ best rounds ever. They finished with a score of 170 on the back nine after playing the front nine for practice.
The 170 on Thursday included a first for the Tigers. They had two players shoot in the 30s for the first time. Senior Jordan Peterson shot the best round of her career, finishing with a 38. Junior Alex Wheeler matched her best nine-hole score by finishing at 39.
Megan Chelberg shot 46, Leah Bauer 47 and Rachel Ziller 50 for the Tigers’ five varsity rounds. Including the scores on the front nine, the Tigers shot a 341, which breaks the team’s 18-hole school record by five strokes.
The Tigers won Thursday’s match by 15 strokes over Osceola. Osceola senior Casey Danielson was medalist with a 34. The Tigers now have 29 team points in conference play, compared to 26 for the Chieftains.
Last Tuesday’s match played on the back nine proved to be a challenge for all the MBC golfers. The Tigers were able to win the match by shooting 187, with Osceola placing second at 195.
Ziller led the Tigers by shooting 45 at Bristol Ridge. Her score was second overall that day, behind Danielson’s round of 38.
Bauer finished at 46, Peterson at 47, Wheeler at 49 and Chelberg at 50 on the challenging Bristol Ridge course.
The Somerset girls came up with their best round of the season to take third place at Pheasant Hills last Thursday. The Spartans finished with a score of 207, finishing three strokes ahead of Baldwin-Woodville for third place.
The Spartans put together an excellent team round to get third place. Sophomore Stacy Bracht led the Spartans by shooting 50. Senior Sam Swanson produced her best round of the season, shooting 51 and Cassie Peterson also made a big step forward, shooting 52. Two girls playing their first varsity rounds also performed well, with Emma Lepper finishing at 54 and Meghan Wolner at 57.
“We are having good competition for our 2-5 spots,” said Somerset coach Bill Powers. “It keeps the girls on their toes for those spots. They practice and play harder.”
The Spartans weren’t as successful on their home course last Tuesday, tying for fourth place with a 226 score. Bracht led the Spartans by shooting 49 and Rachel Briggs finished at 57.
The St. Croix Central girls finished fifth at Pheasant Hills on Thursday, despite one of the best rounds in team history by senior Arinn DiSalvo. DiSalvo finished with a score of 40, placing fourth in the individual competition. Becca Isnardi had the second best Panther score, finishing with a 59.
The Panthers tied for fourth place in last Tuesday’s match at Bristol Ridge, finishing with a 226 score. Again it was DiSalvo and Isnardi who produced the Panthers’ top scores. DiSalvo ranked fifth among the individuals in the meet by shooting 47 and Isnardi finished at 54.