By Cara L. Dempski
COLFAX — The Viking girls’ golf team is off to a positive start so far in 2016 with a scramble and two meets under their belt. The scramble in Barron was followed by meets hosted by Chetek-Weyerhaeuser and St. Croix Central.
The Vikings finished sixth out of 12 small-school teams in a scramble held August 12 at Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Barron. They managed a score of 75 stroked, topping Prescott, Somerset, Cumberland, Barron and Chetek-Weyerhaeser. The top three teams at this scramble were Spooner (62 strokes), Baldwin-Woodville (64 strokes) and Northwestern (67 strokes).
On August 15, the Vikings played a nine-hole tournament at Pine Crest Golf Course in Dallas, Wisconsin. The team took first place overall and freshmen Abby DeMoe and Morgan Schleuesner took home medals for the top two individual scores. Schleusner also took home a medal for the longest putt of the tournament.
St. Croix Central
The Colfax girls golf team finished fourth out of thirteen teams in their third match of 2016, held August 16 at the Hammond Golf Course. Abby DeMoe also finished fourth in a three-way tie with .
DeMoe led the team, managing to stay at par on several holes and was only one or two above on all but one of the rest. DeMoe, and the rest of the team, appeared to have difficulty with the five-par 13th hole.
Coming in 11th out of 62 in individual play was Morgan Schleusner, who finished with her day at 108 strokes. Megan Schleusner was close behind with 110 strokes, and was one of two players on the team to have earned a bogey on 13.
Joining Megan Schleusner as a bogey on 13 was Kaely Rieck, who finished with 125 for the day after cutting her strokes from 64 on the front nine to 61 on the back.
Haley Seston finished her match with 139, having had a difficult time with the back nine.
Overall, Colfax finished the match with 438 strokes, being bested only by Ellsworth, Baldwin-Woodville and New Richmond in the team placings.