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Hilltopper golfers have busy week

While other sports teams had to postpone or cancel several games and meets last week due to rain and snow flurries, the Glenwood City golf team was fortunate to compete in all three of its planned outings.

The Hilltoppers bookended a pair of conference golf meets around the 20-team Whitetail Classic.

Glenwood City’s golfers teed off last week’s action at the Valley Golf Course on Monday, April 25 where they finished fourth in the six-team Dunn-St. Croix meet. Despite some windy conditions, the sun and good fortune shined upon the Hilltoppers as they finished well, taking third in the 20-team Whitetail Classic held Wednesday morning and afternoon, April 27 on the Whitetail Golf Course near Colfax. The Toppers wrapped up the week last Friday, April 29 on the links of the Spring Valley Golf Course where they placed third in the conference meet.

The golfers will compete at Whitetail again this Friday, May 6 and will finish the regular season in Durand next Monday, May 9. The conference tournament is set for May 17 at Whitetail.

Mondovi

Seniors Nathan Mrdutt and Garret Schemionek led the Toppers to a fourth-place finish at the Valley Golf Course in Mondovi on Monday, April 25.

Mrdutt and Schemionek both carded 42s in the nine-hole conference meet as Glenwood City finished with a team tally of 179. The senior duo finished in a ninth-place tie in the individual standings.

Mondovi took a nine-stroke win on its home course with a 155 to 164 advantage over runner-up Spring Valley. Durand placed third with a 172 followed by Glenwood City, Colfax (186) and Elk Mound (196).

Sophomore Collin Schone shot a 46 to finish third on the Toppers’ team while Emma Scholler took fourth with a 51 and Nathan Hill rounded out the varsity five with a 50.

Spring Valley’s Tyler Leach took medalist honors after shooting a 36 for par just one stroke ahead of runner-up Garrett Gifford of Mondovi. The Buffaloes Cole Kamla and the Cardinals Jason Richardson finished in a tie for third with 38s.

Whitetail Classic

Senior Garret Schemionek had a strong back nine as he shot a two-over 38 to finish the 18-hole Whitetail Classic on Colfax’ golf course of the same name with an 82 last Wednesday, April 27.

Fellow teammate and classmate Nathan Mrdutt was consistent throughout the day hitting a 40 on the front nine and a 41 on the back half to tally an 81 and led the Toppers to a third-place finish in the 20-team competition.

Collin Schone also had a solid game as he finished with an 85 after a score of 42 (front) and 43 (on the back). Nate Hill signed out with a 113 as he shaved three strokes off his back nine score after finishing the front with a 58. Dillon Hierlmeier shot a 58 and 64 for a tally of 122.

Spring Valley, highlighted by medalist Tyler Leach’s one-under 71, won the Classic by three strokes over Mondovi, 331 to 334. Glenwood City copped the bronze with a 361 and Durand had a 368 to give the Dunn-St. Croix a clean sweep of the top four team finishes. Middle Border teams Ellsworth and Baldwin-Woodville tied for fifth with scores of 371. Host Colfax was tenth with a 411 and Elk Mound took 11th with a 417.

Durand

Defending conference champion Mondovi tightened it’s grip on first place as it won its third consecutive Dunn-St. Croix meet and fourth in five matches at the Spring Valley Golf Course Friday, April 29.

Mondovi edged host Spring Valley, who was without the services of Tyler Leach, by just two strokes to win the event 172 to 174. In Leach’s absence, teammate Jason Richardson shot an impressive 35 to win medalist honors.

Glenwood City senior Nathan Mrdutt had another impressive outing as he scored a 39 in the nine-hole meet and finished the day in a second-place tie with Durand’s Ben Weber.

Garret Schemionek and Collin Schone shot 42 and 44 respectively to help the Hilltoppers take third with a scored of 178. Emma Scholler scored a 53 and Nathan Hill shot a 58 for the other Glenwood City varsity scores.

Durand was fourth with a 182, Colfax shot a 199 to take fifth just a single point ahead of last-place Elk Mound.