Topper golfers finish fourth in D-SC conference meet

By Cara L. Dempski

COLFAX — The Hilltopper golf team shot well under 200 strokes in a Dunn-St. Croix meet at Colfax.

Golf coach Tristan Kittilson said the April 24 meet at the Whitetail Golf Course was another good night of golf.

“The team is continuing to move in the right direction and put forth great effort and focus,” Kittilson stated. “That led to better play, and of course scoring, so we shot a season low for us with 188.”

[emember_protected] The Hilltoppers’ season low  score of 188 garnered them a fourth-place team finish at the match behind Mondovi, Spring Valley and Durand, and saw Collin Schone tie for fourth place as an individual with his 44-stroke round.

Sophomore Dillon Hierlmeier also scored as an individual, taking ninth after finishing with a score of 45.

Schone appeared to have the most difficulty with the par-three second hole, where he took six shots to finish. He made up for it by going one under the five-par third and ninth. Hierlmeier made par on the first three holes before slipping on the fourth with seven shots for a par-four hole. 

Emma Scholler took 48 shots to finish all nine holes, sticking between bogey and double-bogey on each. Will Owen finished with 51 strokes after making par on the first hole, and Ethan Hanson completed the team with a score of 52 after going anywhere from one to three shots over par.

Mondovi won its first conference meet of the season knocking off league-leader Spring Valley by three strokes – 173 to 176.

Spring Valley’s Tyler Leach top the individual standings as he again took medalist honors with a score of 34, besting runner-up Gaarret Gifford of Mondovi by three shots.

Poor weather conditions continued to frustrate the schedule makers as Colfax’s annual 18-hole Whitetail Classic was postponed last Wednesday, April 26 as was Monday’s (May 1) conference meet in Durand.

The Whitetail Classic has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, May 10 while the Durand meet is set to take place this Friday, May 5. The Hilltoppers are also scheduled to play in Spring Valley Thursday, May 4 and at Mondovi on Monday, May 8.

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Mondovi 173, 2. Spring Valley 176, 3. Durand 177, 4. Glenwood City 188, 5. Elk Mound 195, 6. Colfax 233. [/emember_protected]