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Hierlmeier leads All-Conference standings after seven golf meets

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The Glenwood City golfers participated in a conference meet last Tuesday, May 6 at the Spring Valley Golf Course.

They were scheduled to golf the back nine of the Spring Valley course on Thursday, May 8, but severe weather postponed that meet.

They were however back in action on Monday with a nine-hole round in Mondovi, which was played at the Valley Golf Course.

Front nine in SV

On the front nine in Spring Valley, Nick Mrdutt and Jake Hierlmeier each finished with a 39 along with Hayden Ford of Mondovi, which earned them each ten points.

Mrdutt was listed as player one for the Hilltoppers. He shot par on hole one, then bogeyed two, parred three, bogeyed four and five and then birdied hole six before shooting par on seven, bogeying eight and parring on nine.

Hierlmeier who leads the conference ahead of Ford by a few points, bogeyed hole one, three, six, seven and nine, but shot par on holes four and eight and the highlighted himself on holes two and five, which he birdied.

Nathan Mrdutt shot as player three for the Toppers this time around. He finished with a nine-hole round of 41, which awarded him seven points.

Nathan double bogeyed hole one and bogeyed holes three, seven and nine but he was even with a par on holes two, four, five, six and eight.

Garrett Schemionek followed with a 46 after bogeying every hole but number six, which was a par five and he took seven strokes.

Jake O’Meara then stepped in as the fifth player and he shot a 52 for his first go around at varsity. He was par on the ninth hole and bogeyed holes one, three and eight but then double bogeyed holes two, five, six and seven and then was five strokes over on hole four.

Reign Continues in Mondovi

The Toppers finished just two strokes away from having their best finish of the season as they shot a 166 in Mondovi on Monday. Their best so far is still a 165, which they hit last week.

The 166 total and first place finish was achieved after Hierlmeier shot a 39, Nick Mrdutt and Garrett Schemionek both scored a 42, Nathan Mrdutt had a 43 and Jordan Hill finished with a 50.

Hierlmeier’s 39 tied with Hayden Ford of Mondovi and Trevor Seston of Colfax. Each earned ten conference points, which kept Jake in the top spot in the all-conference standings with a total of 61 points. Ford is behind him with 59 and Nick Mrdutt is in third with 50.

Hierlmeier finished on top after shooting one under on holes five and six, shooting par on holes eight and three, and then bogeying one, two, four, seven and nine.

On the schedule, the Toppers will wrap up the regular conference season on Thursday, May 15 with an invite in Colfax. They will then have the Conference Tournament on Monday (May 19), which will be held at Pheasant Hills in Hammond.