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With a bit of favorable weather, albeit cold and windy, the Colfax/Elk Mound boys’ golf team was able to partake in a trio of competitions last week including two Dunn-St. Croix meets and their own Whitetail Invitational.
The local linksmen finished third in a pair of Dunn-St. Croix meets held Monday, April 25 in Durand and last Friday, April 29 at Mondovi.
In between, Colfax/Elk Mound hosted 11 others schools for the annual Whitetail Invitational held Wednesday, April 29 at the tournament’s namesake and the team’s home course of Whitetail GC. Colfax/Elk Mound finished in the middle of the pack taking sixth in the 18-hole event.
Weather permitting, it will be another full week of competition for Colfax/Elk Mound with conference meets at home on Monday, May 2, in Spring Valley Thursday and at Glen Hills near Glenwood City on Friday. The squad will then wrap up the week competing in a multi-school tournament Saturday on the Whispering Pines Golf Course near Cadott.
In its third Dunn-St. Croix golf meet of the season and first in Durand, Colfax/Elk Mound placed third in the nine-hole, April 25 event.
Sophomores Zane Brice and Riley Krall scored a 49 and 50, respectively, to lead the varsity squad, who finished with a score of 214. C/EM finished just four strokes behind runner-up Glenwood City while the host Panthers carded a tally of 182 to take first on their home course at Rolling Greens. Logan Weissinger lead the way with the day’s low score of 40.
Mondovi was fourth with a 216 and Spring Valley shot a 226 to finish in fifth.
Lone senior Luke Blanchard shot a 56 for Colfax /Elk Mound while sophomore, Matt Hanson, rounded out the team’s varsity scores with a 59. Jace Acker had to withdraw from the meet.
The C/EM junior varsity squad once again took second behind Glenwood City – 269 to 245. Topping the JV scores were Kyle Irwin with a 64 followed closely by Ty Meyer’s 65, Connor Albricht shot a 69 and Aidan Schindler tallied a 71 to complete the scoring.
Ellsworth shot a 340 over 18 holes to win the Whitetail Invitational golf tournament held April 27 while the cooperative team from McDonell/Regis was a close second with a 345.
Colfax/Elk Mound finished sixth in its own tournament with a score of 399.
Zan Brice shot an 89 and finished 16th on the individual leader board to pace the locals. Luke Blanchard was next with a 97 followed by Riley Krall with a 103, Christian Ebert tallied 110 and Ethan Oas carded a 117 to complete the Colfax/Elk Mound scoring.
Andrew Bauer of McDonell/Regis took medalist honors with an 80 while Ethan Oricchio of Ellsworth and Prescott’s Tyler Teiter finished in a tie for second place with 81s.
scores: 1. Ellsworth 340, 2. McDonell/Regis 245, 3. Baldwin-Woodville 356, 4. Osceola 373, 5. Somerset 390, 6. Colfax/Elk Mound 399, 7. Cadott 403, 8. Osseo-Fairchild 405, 9. Spring Valley 431, 10. Stanley-Boyd 450, 11. Turtle Lake 493, 12. Prescott incomplete.
Durand picked up its third straight Dunn-St. Croix victory after shooting an 181 on Mondovi’s Valley Golf Course last Friday, April 29.
The Panthers had three of the top four individual scores with Shane Prissel earning medalist honors with a 41 in the nine-hole meet. Teammates Simon Bauer shot a 43 and Logan Weissinger finished with a 45.
Glenwood City came in second once again with a team total of 189 led by runner-up Owen Swenby’s score of 42.
Colfax/Elk Mound finished with a team score of 200 to take third for the fourth time in as many conference meets this season.
Jace Acker and Zane Brice had the low scores for C/EM as each shot a 49. Christian Ebert was just one stroke off that pace with a 50. Luke Blanchard shot a 52 and Riley Krall signed off on a 58 to complete the varsity scoring for Colfax/Elk Mound.
Spring Valley (218) and Mondovi (237) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the final team standings.
In the junior varsity competition, Colfax/Elk Mound overtook Glenwood City for the first time this year, besting the Hilltoppers 227 to 246 to claim the top spot.
Matt Hanson led the JV team with a 53. Ethan Oas had a 56, Kyle Irwin a 58, Ty Meyer scored a 60, Connor Albricht shot a 61, and Lauren Horchem finished with a 63.