|5/25/2017 12:22:00 PM|
Both girls' golf teams figuring out their strengths before section play
Both girls golf teams from North Branch and Chisago Lakes have had difficulty fielding full teams in the past few years, and while that is not a problem this year, finding the right combination has been at times.
Monday, May 15, the Mississippi 8 East Division descended upon Purple Hawk Country Club in Cambridge for a meet.
North Branch had one of its better meets of the year, led by Alyssa McClaskie and Chloe Moline. McClaskie, a sophomore, shot a 95, which was good enough for third in the meet. “Alyssa had her career best round in the Purple Hawk conference meet finishing with a medal,” NB Head Coach Jerome Huselid said. “I've been proud of Alyssa's progress with her short game. She has worked hard and the coaches have seen great improvement in her golf game this year.”
Moline, just an eighth grader, scored a 97 to finish right behind her in fourth place. Moline shot a season-low 45 on the front nine before backing it up with a 52 on the back nine.
The Lady Vikes struggled to back those two scored up with quality tallies behind them, getting a 111 from sophomore Sydnie Sampson and a 118 from freshman Maddi Strong.
That gave them 416 strokes, good enough for fourth place in the meet.
The one team they finished ahead of was Chisago Lakes, who was missing some key golfers and struggled throughout the meet. Their best score came from eight grader Jill Erickson, who carded a 101. Junior Heath Elfering scored a 106, Grace DeVries shot a 114 and Natalie Silver scored a 133.
Chisago Lakes Golf Course Meet
The roles were reversed on Monday, May 22, as the Wildcats came in fourth place, narrowly missing out on third place, and North Branch, down most of their regular golfers, limped to a fifth place finish with over 500 strokes.
The ‘Cats were led by Erickson again, as she shot a 95 on the day at her home course. Senior Anika Overgaard carded a 104, Kate Person shot a 109 and Anna Bergerson rounded out the scores with a 112.
For North Branch, Sampson was the top scorer with a 112. Their top four were filled out by Ally Kress, Hailie Bistodeau and Avery Kozel.