April 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.

Wildcats youth continues to come up big

Wildcats youth continues to come up big
Wildcats youth continues to come up big

Chisago Lakes 214

Big Lake 244

The thrill of competition.

On April 19, the time had finally come for the Chisago Lakes girls golf team. Their first official meet of the season. Their first chance to competitively gauge themselves against other golfers. It was just the boost they were looking for as the Wildcats blew past Big Lake 214-244, picking up their first win of the year.

“I knew we were going to win, I just didn’t know by how much,” remarked Jeanne Hawkinson, Chisago Lakes head girls golf coach. “Big Lake is a young program. Our girls were just so excited to play their first meet, to have an individual score. I think that really gave them a boost.”

Jenna Merry led the charge, shooting a 49, wrapping up medalist honors. Following Merry was Jaime Tschida who carded a 53. Megan Corradi came in with a 54.

“I was really happy with Jenna Merry,” said Hawkinson. “She’s such a good athlete and I really expected her to improve a lot this year. Megan and Jaime were solid at number one and two, they provided a good base for the team.”

Chisago Lakes 214

Big Lake 244

Individual Medalist:

Jenna Merry (CL) 49

Chisago Lakes results:

Jenna Merry 49

Jaime Tschida 53

Megan Corradi 54

Ellen Watters 58

Andrea Nickelson 59

Melissa Ubel 65

Chisago Lakes 202

Pine City 224

Less than 24 hours later, the ‘Cats were back on the golf course, this time, playing in entirely different conditions. While Monday was perfect, last Tuesday was anything but as the skies opened up. In short, the conditions were horrible.

However, you would not have known that by looking at the ‘Cats score. On a day where the only thing you could count on was wind and rain, Chisago Lakes heated up the course by shooting a 202, defeating Pine City 202-224. Their performance was 12 strokes better than the day before, in worse conditions! How do you explain that?

“I was thinking about that,” smiled Hawkinson. “I think they just really concentrated on things. They went out there and did their job. I didn't hear anyone complain, none of them used the weather as an excuse. They just accepted the challenge.”

Accepted it, and blew right past it....literally. This time, eighth-grader Megan Corradi carded the lowest score of the day, shooting a 48, while Andrea Nickelson followed with a 49. Playing in a rain storm, five of the ‘Cats six varsity golfers shot a 58 or better.

“I was really impressed with how they did considering the weather,” commented Hawkinson. “Megan had a great day and so did Andrea. Andrea especially because she hadn’t been shooting that well but everything just clicked for her out there.”

After shooting a 49 the day before, Jenna Merry added a 50, and Jaime Tschida finished with 55. The win improved the ‘Cats season mark to 2-0.

Chisago Lakes 202

Pine City 224

Individual Medalist:

Megan Corradi (CL) 48

Chisago Lakes results:

Megan Corradi 48

Andrea Nickelson 49

Jenna Merry 50

Jaime Tschida 55

Ellen Watters 58

Krista Liebsch 63


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