Abby DeMoe Claims Individual Conference Crown
By Amber Hayden
LAKE HALLIE – The Colfax girls’ golf team and members had strong showings in the conference championship meet in Lake Hallie last Monday, September 24 and their WIAA Regional competition held in Hammond on September 26.
The Lady Vikes took second place in their first conference golf tournament and season in school history and senior golfer Abby DeMoe helped lead the way, claimed first place in the tournament and season-long competitions to capture conference “Player of the Year” honors.
Just two days later, DeMoe turned around and placed third in the individual standings at the WIAA Division 2 Baldwin-Woodville Regional tournament held at Pheasant Hills Golf course on September 26 where the Colfax squad finished the season sixth place. DeMoe along with Morgan Schleusner, who finished 13th in Hammond, both qualified the sectional meet which was played in Hayward on Monday, October 1.
With the conference coming to an end for the Colfax girls golf team, the girls made one more trek to Lake Hallie Golf Club shooting the best team score that coach Ryan Krall has seen all season with a 433 to finish second behind league champion Osseo-Fairchild, who finished with a 378 for the day.
“We couldn’t of asked for a better day to finish off the first conference golf season in program history,” Krall commented.
Lead by Abby DeMoe, who capped off a great season senior with another win. DeMoe shot an 88, to not only win the conference tournament at Lake Hallie but captured the conference’s player of the year title as this year’s best golfer.
DeMoe now has her eyes on the bigger prize of a trip to state in October making sure she steps up her game to take the trip back to Madison.
Shooting her best round of the year, Morgan Schleusner, finally broke the 100 mark with a score of 98.
“Her (Schleusner) score was good enough to earn her the last 1st team All-Conference spot for the season long standings,” stated Krall, “which was something she really wanted to do.”
Krall’s hope for Schleusner is that she continues to progress the way she has late in the season for the Lady Vikes golf team.
McKenna Yingst earned herself second team All-Conference recognition and shot 114 during the September 24 match.
“I was really happy to see her gets some recognition at the end of the season. Her play certainly deserved it,” explained coach Krall.
The Vikings tallied 20 points in the final conference standings with Osseo-Fairchild taking the top sport with 28 points. Regis/Altoona was third with 15 and Stanley-Boyd took fourth with seven points.
Colfax turned its sight on tournament play in hopes of becoming the first sectional qualifying team in Colfax girl’s golf history.
“We are hopeful that they can put it together for one day and qualify, it would be a huge accomplishment for our program moving forward,” stated Krall.
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: 1. Abby DeMoe 88, 6. Morgan Schleusner 98, 8. McKenna Yingst 114, 14. Hannah Lemler 133, 15. Abby Klueckmann 135
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TEAM RESULTS: 1. Osseo-Fairchild 378, 2. Colfax 433, 3. Regis/Altoona 459
FINAL INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 1. Abby DeMoe 69, 6. Morgan Schleusner 43, 8. McKenna Yingst 30
FINAL TEAM CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 1. Osseo-Fairchild 28, 2. Colfax 20, 3. Regis/Altoona 15 4. Stanley-Boyd 7
WIAA Regional Tournament
With only the top two teams advancing to sectional play, the Colfax girl’s golf team worked hard to earn one of the top two spots at the WIAA Division 2 Baldwin-Woodville Regional held at the par-72 Pheasant Hills Golf Course in Hammond last Wednesday.
Finishing 49 shots behind the winning team score, the Vikings watched as Middle Borders school Saint Croix Central and Somerset took the top spots respectively to earn berths in the WIAA Sectional meet held this past Monday (October 1) in Hayward.
St. Croix Central topped the team standings with a score of 400. Somerset finished 13 strokes back to grab the silver. Amery was third with 417 followed by Osceola (436), host Baldwin-Woodville (445), Colfax (449), Barron (470) and St. Croix Falls (490).
Abby DeMoe had another strong competition for Colfax as she shot an 84 to place third and earn an individual berth in the sectional tournament.
Only four golfers from non-qualify teams make the sectional cut.
Joining DeMoe in Hayward is Morgan Schleusner, who nabbed the last qualifying spot with a score of 104 and a 13th place finish.
McKenna Yingst finished in the top 25 with a score of 116, and 25th place, sophomore Hannah Lemler finished in 39th place with a 141 and in 40 th place was Abby Klueckmann with a 145.
DeMoe and Schleusner traveled to Hayward Golf Course on Monday October 1 looking to place among the top three individuals from a non-qualify sectional team in order to earn a berth in year’s WIAA state tournament which takes place next Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9 at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
REGIONAL TEAM RESULTS: 1. St. Croix Central 400, 2. Somerset 413, 3. Amery 417, 4. Osceola 436, 5. Baldwin-Woodville 445, 6. Colfax 449, 7. Barron 470, 8. St. Croix Falls 490.
REGIONAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 3. Abby DeMoe 84, 13. Morgan Schleusner 104, 25. McKenna Yingst 116, 39. Hannah Lemler 141, 40. Abby Klueckmann 145.