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Viking girls golf chipping away to start second season of play

By Cara L. Dempski

COLFAX — The Colfax girls’ golf team was back in action after Labor Day with meets in Prescott and Somerset.

Prescott

Abby DeMoe and Hannah Yingst represented the Vikings’ varsity team September 7 at Clifton Highlands golf course in Prescott. The match took place on the front nine, with both players taking 53 strokes. The team was short-handed due to prior commitments by some of its’ two-sport members.

DeMoe and Yingst appear to have had some difficulty with the four-par first hole; DeMoe finished with six strokes, while Yingst took seven to complete the hole. The two players managed to stay within a stroke or two of par on most of the holes, with Yingst picking up par on the third hole.

The duo also struggled on holes eight and nine. DeMoe picked up an extra two strokes on the eighth before going a stroke over par on the ninth. Yingst was three strokes over par on both eighth and ninth holes.

The JV team traveled with the varsity players and worked on their short game on the nine-hole Par 3 course in Prescott. Coach Kim Myers said that JV players Kaely Rieck, Amanda Christianson, Hannah Sikora and Haley Seston had fun and did a lot of hard work on their short game.

Somerset

Coach Kim Myers took five Viking golfers to the team’s match at Bristol Ridge golf course on September 8. Abby DeMoe, Hannah Yingst, Kaely Rieck, Amanda Christianson and Haley Seston played the back nine holes.

Christianson was the lone Viking player to have made par during the match, hitting four strokes on the tenth hole.

The hole that presented the greatest challenge for the team appeared to be the 13th, a par four. DeMoe swung for 10 strokes, while Seston made it in eight, Yingst and Rieck tied at seven strokes, and Christianson came in one stroke over par with five.

The team continued to struggle, finishing nine holes with a total team score of 250 strokes.

“The course proved challenging for the girls,” Myers said after the match. “However, it was a great learning experience.”

The Viking girls’ golf team goes to Amery September 13 before playing a match hosted by Baldwin-Woodville September 16.