The Colfax golf team took advantage of the nice weather and played two rounds of nine holes at St. Croix Central May 6, then played in the wind and rain at Spring Valley May 9. In between these matches, three golfers competed in Siren May 8.
St. Croix Central
The two rounds counted as two separate conference matches and although the Viking golfers improved throughout the day, they finished last of the five teams in both matches.
Dillon Lloyd had the low score for Colfax in the first round, shooting a 46 which was six strokes behind medalist Jacob Richardson of Spring Valley. Lloyd parred three holes but an eight on the par 5 ninth hole took its toll on his score. Whitney DeMoe and Trevor Seston both came in with rounds of 51 followed by Trey Gullickson with a 61 and Grant Phillips with a 64.
TEAM SCORES: Glenwood City 183, Mondovi 191, St. Croix Central 196, Spring Valley 199, Colfax 209
Lloyd again made par on three holes and was more consistent, according to coach Vince Ross, as he finished with a 42, one stroke behind the winner, Nathan Mrdutt of Glenwood City. Seston came up with the second lowest score for Colfax with a 46 as he parred the last two holes, DeMoe dropped two strokes off her first round score with a 49, Gullickson lowered his score by five strokes with a 56 and Phillips came in with a 57, seven strokes less than his first round.
“The scores dropped on the second nine because the kids were able to get used to the greens,” Ross said.
TEAM SCORES: Glenwood City 175, Spring Valley 183, St. Croix Central 184, Mondovi 186, Colfax 193
Due to a school field trip, the Vikings had just Lloyd, Seston and Gullickson competing so no team score was recorded for Colfax. Lloyd shot a respectable 18 hole round of 84 while Seston came in with a 95 and Gullickson with a 116.
Oh, how quickly the weather can change in the state of Wisconsin as the competitors battled through scattered showers and wind throughout the meet. The Vikings moved up a spot however in the team standings, finishing ahead of St. Croix Central. Lloyd finished with a 47, seven strokes behind the leader Jake Hierlmeier of Glenwood City, while Seston and DeMoe tied with scores of 52, Gullickson came in at 59 and Phillips ended with a round of 69.
TEAM SCORES: Glenwood City 178, Mondovi 182, Spring Valley 195, Colfax 210, St. Croix Central 216