By Kelsie Hoitomt
The Glenwood City golf team shot a nine-hole round of 159 while on their home course last Friday, which was their best round of the year and it also kept them on top of the conference for the fourth straight meet.
The five players turned around and placed first in Hammond after they shot a 171 on Monday night, which was six strokes ahead of Mondovi who came in second.
Boys represent at home
This time around it was sophomore Nathan Mrdutt who led the team on the course after he shot a 37. He shot par on holes one, three, four, five, seven and nine and then birdied holes two and six, with hole eight being a bogey.
Older brother, Nick Mrdutt followed with a nine-hole round of 38. He birdied holes five and six and then parred holes one, four and seven, but bogeyed holes three and eight and double bogeyed hole nine.
Hilltopper Jake Hierlmeier finished in third for team with a round of 41. He along with Nathan were tied for All-Conference with a total of 35 points each after four meets.
Hierlmeier parred holes two, five, six, seven and eight and then he bogeyed holes one, three, four and double bogeyed hole nine.
Hole nine was a bit of a challenge for Garrett Schemionek also as that was the only hole he shot two over. Otherwise he finished with a 43 after shooting par on holes four, five and eight and then he bogeyed holes one, two, three, six and seven.
Jordan Hill rounded out the team again as the fifth player. He shot a 46 after double bogeying holes one, two, seven and nine. He bogeyed holes eight and four, but shot par on hole three and birdied hole five.
Strong showing in Hammond
On Monday, it was the oldest Mrdutt boy, Nick, who led the Hilltopper team on the links after he shot a nine-hole round of 40. That was enough for second place in the standings, which earned him nine points after Hayden Ford of Mondovi shot a 39 for first.
Schemionek followed with a 42 and then it was Hierlmeier who was one stroke behind with a 43. Nathan Mrdutt followed with a 46 and Hill wrapped this up with a 51.
Hierlmeier took the lead in the All-Conference standings after Monday’s performance with a total of 41 points. Ford followed with 39 and then Nathan Mrdutt was next with 38.
If the weather allows, the Toppers are scheduled to compete in Spring Valley on Thursday, May 8 and then again on Monday (May 12) in Mondovi.