Before the snow came flying, the Colfax golf team played a pair of conference matches amid sunny skies and warm temperatures at Glenwood City April 29 and Mondovi April 30, then persevered through windy and cool weather in a 17 team invite held at the Whitetail Golf Course May 1.
Colfax finished last out of the five conference teams with a total score of 207 while Mondovi won the meet with a score of 181. (Points are scored for the top four of the five golfers for each team). Whitney DeMoe and Dillon Lloyd led Colfax with scores of 47 for the nine holes while Trevor Seston finished at 52, Grant Phillips at 61 and Trey Gullickson shot a 66. Jacob Richardson of Spring Valley, Hayden Ford of Mondovi and Jake Hierlmeier of Glenwood City were medalists with rounds of 41.
TEAM SCORES: Mondovi 181, Spring Valley 184, Glenwood City 187, St. Croix Central 198, Colfax 207
The Vikings lowered their team score and some individual scores but still finished last again in their second conference meet of the year. Lloyd shot a round of 43 for an overall tie for third, Seston broke the 50 mark with a 49, DeMoe came in at 52, while Phillips and Gullickson both improved with Phillips finishing at 56 and Gullickson at 57. Jake Bonte of Central and Nick Mrdutt of Glenwood City led the way with rounds of 39.
TEAM SCORES: Glenwood City 167, Mondovi 187, Spring Valley 192, St. Croix Central 192, Colfax 199
With all five conference teams in the mix, the match was also used as a conference meet and although the Vikings ended up 12th in the meet, they were last again for conference teams. Ellsworth won the meet with Bryce Stein leading the way with an 18 hole score of 76. Lloyd had the low score for Colfax with an 86, followed by Seston with a 92, DeMoe with a 95 and Phillips and Gullickson both came in at 114.
“We have three inexperienced golfers at the varsity level, but the whole team improved throughout the week,” Colfax coach Vince Ross said. “Everyone is in the same boat as far as not getting a lot of practice time on a course because of the weather so scores should drop if we get out more. Dillon had one bad hole at the Mondovi meet that made a big difference in his score and Trevor finished the Whitetail meet with rounds of 45 and 47 for a big improvement.”
TEAM SCORES: Ellsworth 334, Amery 337, Somerset 348, Glenwood City 351, Durand 358, Mondovi 364, St. Croix Central 375, Clear Lake 377, Eau Claire Regis 381, Spring Valley 382, Bruce 383, Colfax 387, Cameron 409, Luck 419, Siren 419, Prescott 431, Flambeau 459