By Cara L. Dempski
The Viking golf team’s most recent trip to Spring Valley was a difficult one.
The team went to the Spring Valley Golf Course on Thursday, May 4 for a 9-hole round of Dunn-St. Croix golf and finished last among the six teams with a total score of 265.
The Vikings again finished sixth in a D-SC meet held Monday, May 8 at the Valley Golf Course in Mondovi, but they saw a definite improvement in score when they finished in 238 shots.
[emember_protected] Two days later, Colfax hosted its 18-hole invitational at the Whitetail May 10. While the Vikings finished at the bottom of 13-team tournament with 457 strokes, they managed to put together their best nine holes this season on Whitetail’s front nine with a score of 222.
The team played its final D-SC round May 16, and is now looking forward to regional play scheduled May 24 and 25.
It was a tough, tough night for the Vikings on the Spring Valley links Thursday, May 4.
The varsity team took only four golfers to the conference meet in Spring Valley and scored 265 as a whole.
Richard Stehling shot for 57, Colfax’s lowest score, during the round. His best shot was on the par-four eighth and ninth holes where he bogeyed each. Sophomore Ben Thompson scored 66 over nine, and made par on the sixth after struggling with the first hole.
Wyatt Olson logged 69 strokes and appeared to struggle with most holes while making par on the sixth and eighth. Trenton Anderson completed the team and shot a 73, nearly doubling up on par for most holes, but earning a birdie on the eighth.
TEAM RESULTS: 1. Spring Valley 173, 2. Durand 177, 3. Glenwood City 195, 4. Elk Mound 201, 5. Mondovi 205, 6. Colfax 265.
The Vikings looked better when they hit the fairways of Mondovi’s Valley Golf Course Monday, May 8.
Colfax still took sixth place, but decreased their score significantly to finish with 238 strokes. Richard Stehling and Treyton Teige tied to lead the team with 53 strokes each.
Stehling stayed within a shot or three over par for much of the course, while Teige made par on the seventh and ninth holes.
Ben Thompson picked up 60 strokes, with his easiest holes coming at the second and ninth, both of which he bogeyed. Boden Bergeson completed the team with a score of 72. He shot his best at the par-four ninth, where he earned a bogey.
TEAM RESULTS: 1. Mondovi 183, 2. Durand 186, 2. Spring Valley 186, 4. Elk Mound 193, 5. Glenwood City 204, 6. Colfax 238.
They may not have known it beforehand, but the Colfax Vikings golf team played some of its best golf of 2017 on its home golf course Wednesday, May 10.
The Vikings hosted 12 other teams last Wednesday for the Whitetail Invitational under almost ideal conditions for the sport. While the Vikings finished last in the team standings, the 222 scored on the front nine at the Whitetail was Colfax’s lowest score over nine holes this season.
Richard Stehling led the team with a score of 94 after all 18 holes, while Treyton Teige was the Vikings’ second best player with 111 strokes. Trenton Anderson finished his round with 120 stroke, Boden Bergeson earned a score of 132, and Wyatt Olson finished in 139 strokes.
The Spring Valley squad won the round with a total of 327 strokes.
TEAM RESULTS: 1. Spring Valley 327, 2. Amery 357, 3. Somerset 367, 4. Thorp 373, 5. Prescott 377, 6. Elk Mound 390, 6. Siren-Webster 370, 8. Ellsworth 391, 9. Glenwood City 397, 10. Baldwin-Woodville 407, 11. Clear Lake 417, 12. Turtle Lake 428, 13. Colfax 457. [/emember_protected]