Lady Vikings’ girls golf struggles at Prescott, finishes in middle at St. Croix Central

By Cara L. Dempski

The Colfax girls’ golf team finished with mixed results in a pair of Middle Border meets last week.

The Vikings started out the week at Prescott’s Clifton Highlands course September 6, where they played what coach Ryan Krall hopes is an outlier for the season. The team shot for a total of 238, which left them at the bottom of the pack.

[emember_protected] Things looked up at Hammond in a September 7 match hosted by St. Croix Central. The ladies’ final tally was 212, which put them firmly in the middle of the pack of Middle Border competition.

The Lady Vikings played at Amery September 12, and are scheduled to be at Hammond again September 15. They will go to Ellsworth September 18.

Prescott

Viking coach Ryan Krall is not worried about his team’s final score at Clifton Highlands last Wednesday.

“Our consistency has been one of our strengths,” he said. “One poor showing mixed in is just something that happens in golf. I’m sure we will bounce back from this one and be ready to go our next time out.”

The Colfax girls’ golf team did not score its best at the Prescott course September 5, scoring 238 to be a the bottom of the placings for the match. Somerset scored just 201 for the team win.

Abby DeMoe shot 50, Morgan Schleusner scored 61, Amanda Christianson finished in 62 strokes, Haley Seston scored 65, and Abby Klueckmann took 71 shots.

TEAM RESULTS:  1. Somerset 201, 2. Ellsworth 202, 3. Amery 206, 4. Baldwin-Woodville 207, 5. New Richmond 210, 6. Osceola 215, 7. St. Croix Central 216, 8. Prescott 228, 9. Colfax 238.

Hammond

The Lady Vikings fared much better at Pheasant Ridge September 7, taking sixth out of 10 teams present. They shot just 212 for the day.

“We were able to get back to a course where we were comfortable, and play much better than we did yesterday,” Coach Krall said. “Each of the girls improved their scores from our match yesterday, which is always encouraging.”

The Viking coach said the best performance of the day came from Abby Klueckmann, who shot an all-time best score of 61 at Pheasant Ridge. Krall describes the young player as someone who works hard, and said he was happy to see her have some success.

DeMoe again led the team, finishing nine holes in just 49 strokes. Schleusner finished second, taking 10 strokes off her previous day’s score to shoot 51 for the day. Seston bested Christianson 53 shots to the senior’s 59, and Klueckmann’s 61 rounded out the team score.

TEAM RESULTS: 1. New Richmond 184, 2. Ellsworth 201, 3. Baldwin-Woodville 206, 4. St. Croix Central 206, 5. Amery 209, 6. Colfax 212, 7. Prescott 216, 8. Osceola 216, 9. Somerset 219, 10. St. Croix Falls 233. [/emember_protected]