By Kelsie Hoitomt
HAMMOND — With the sun shining on one of the nicest days of the year so far, the Glenwood City golf team played two meets in the St. Croix Central Invitational on the Pheasant Hills Golf Course. Both varsity teams finished in first place against Mondovi, SCC, Colfax and Spring Valley.
Jake Hierlmeier earned himself the number one spot in the all-conference standings after finishing with a nine hole round of 44 and 45. He leads the conference with 39 points as of Tuesday, May 7. Jake Richardson of Spring Valley followed with 32 points.
Also on team one for the Hilltoppers was senior Alex Little and freshman Nathan Mrdutt who each shot a 46. Nick Mrdutt had a 47 on the links for the day and finishing up for the team was Zach Schemionek with a 50.
Nathan Mrdutt also led on the course for the Hilltopper’s number two varsity team. He finished the second nine holes in 41 strokes to earn him the number one spot in that meet.
Schemionek was just two strokes behind Mrdutt and finished the day with a 43, Hierlmeier shot a 45, Nick Mrdutt had a 46 in his second round and Little finished with a 49.
Team Standings: 1. Glenwood City, 2. Mondovi, 3. Spring Valley, 4. St. Croix Central, 5. Colfax.
The Glenwood City golf team competed at the Valley Golf Course in Mondovi last Tuesday, April 30 and then spent the morning at the Whitetail Golf Course in Colfax last Wednesday, May 1.
The meet in Mondovi had three Hilltoppers finish towards the top with Mrdutt shooting a nine-hole round with a score of 39 and Hierlmeier and Zach Schemionek each with a 42. Mrdutt earned ten conference points for his round and the other two earned eight points each. Hierlmeier currently ranks number one in the conference standings.
Also earning conference points for the Toppers were Michael Johnson scoring a 44 and Tyler Nueske with a 46.
As a team, the varsity squad placed second overall against Mondovi, Spring Valley, St. Croix Central and Colfax.
The junior varsity team finished the day with a team total of 189. Freshman Nathan Mrdutt led the team after shooting a 44. Alex Little and Garret Schemionek each had a 47, Jaden Newton scored a 51 and Elizabeth Nyhus ended the day with a 58.
Two Rounds in Colfax
Despite the rain and cold last Wednesday in Colfax, the varsity team finished in fourth place out of 17 schools after 351 strokes on the day in 18 holes.
Hierlmeier and Zach Schemionek each shot 42’s in both rounds and Mrdutt was close behind with a 43 in the first nine holes and a 44 to end the day. Rounding out the rest of the team was Nueske with a 50 and a 46 and Johnson with a 99 in each round.
ALL-CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 1. Jake Hierlmeier, 6. Zach Schemionek, 9. Nick Mrdutt, 10. Nathan Mrdutt, 11. Michael Johnson, 13. Alex Little, 20. Tyler Nueske
Both the varsity and junior varsity teams are scheduled to play in Spring Valley this Thursday, May 9 starting at 4:30 p.m.