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After a third straight, third-place finish following last Monday’s (May 3) Dunn-St. Croix golf meet on its home course at Whitetail, the Colfax/Elk Mound boys’ golf team trailed Mondovi by just a half point for third overall in the conference standings.
With another solid performance in Spring Valley Thursday, May 6, Colfax/Elk Mound could have taken over sole possession of that third-place slot. Unfortunately, Mondovi nipped the local squad by the single stroke and increased their lead over C/EM to a point and a half (14 to 12.5).
Colfax/Elk Mound finished Thursday’s conference competition with a team total of 219 for fourth place while the Buffaloes tallied a 218 to take third.
Three days earlier on its home course, Colfax/Elk Mound finished with a 212 to capture a third-place, besting Mondovi by four strokes and just five strokes behind runner-up Glenwood City who also placed second at Whitetail. Durand continued to dominate the 5-team conference with its fifth consecutive win in as many meets. The Panthers, led by Dawson Kurth who took medalist honors in both matches and for a third consecutive time, won at Whitetail with a 175 and in Spring Valley after shooting a 173.
The regular season has just four meets remaining, not including the conference tournament set for May 25 in Durand. Colfax/Elk Mound hosted its second and final D-SC meet this past Monday and will travel to Glen Hills GC in Glenwood City today (Wednesday, May 12), Mondovi next Monday, May 17 and back to Glen Hills on Wednesday, May 19 for the final three conference competitions.
Colfax/Elk Mound’s varsity players showed consistency on their home course as all five shot in the 50s led by Elk Mound freshman Riley Krall’s 51. Three fellow Mounder freshmen were next with a 53 from Zane Brice, who moved into the 2nd team all-conference individual standings this week, in the nine-hole meet followed by a pair of 54s from Jace Acker and Matt Hanson. Colfax junior Luke Blanchard tied up the varsity scores with a 58.
Durand won the team competition once again with a 175 behind a 38 from Dawson Kurth, Glenwood City was second with a 207 followed by Colfax/Elk Mound at 212, and Mondovi with a 216. Spring Valley/Elmwood’s team was incomplete.
The remaining eight team members played for the junior varsity with Colfax freshman Christian Ebert and junior Tristan Lenz, carding a 54 and 57 respectively; another Colfax freshman Chance Smith tallied a 59 as did Elk Mound sophomore Chance Peters to complete the junior varsity score of 229 to finish second behind Durand (212).
The remaining JV scores for C/EM were Ty Meyer with a 61, Ethan Oas had a 62, Connor Albricht shot a 70, and Lauren Horchem finished with a 73.
The top four scoring golfers for Colfax/Elk Mound once again shot in the 50s when the D-SC squads reconvened Thursday, May 6 for nine holes at the Spring Valley Golf Course.
Zane Brice was the top finisher for the locals in this meet after he signed out with a 52. Colfax’s Luke Blanchard and Elk Mound’s Riley Krall both carded 55s while Mounder Jace Acker completed the team scoring with a 57. Matt Hanson’s 63 rounded out the varsity scores.
Those scores combined to fall just a point short of third place for Colfax/Elk Mound who was nipped by Mondovi 218 to 219.
Durand topped the team finish again with a 173 and Glenwood City came in second for the fourth time in five meets after carding a 210. Dawson Kurth of Durand won the medalist honor finishing with a 39, the only player to finish with a sub-40 performance.
Colfax/Elk Mound junior varsity turned in some of their top scores of the season to beat Durand in the team finish 220 to 226.
Leading the JV was Chance Peters with a 51, Christian Ebert swung for a 52, Tristan Lenz tallied a 58, Chance Smith finished with a 59, and Ethan Oas shot a 61.