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The Colfax/Elk Mound boys’ golf team is peaking at the right time.
The squad scored below 200 in the final two, nine-hole Dunn-St. Croix golf meets grabbing second and third-place finishes last week.
At the Rolling Greens Golf Course in Durand last Tuesday, May 10, Colfax/Elk Mound finished in third place just two strokes behind runner-up Glenwood City.
Two days later (Thursday, May 12) on its home course at Whitetail, the C/EM boys shot their best round of golf this season to vault into second place after scoring a 187 to finish six strokes ahead of the Hilltoppers who had a 193.
Durand solidified its hold on first place as it won both meets.
Colfax/Elk Mound played in the 18-hole Dunn-St. Croix tournament which was held Monday at the Spring Valley Golf Course. Competing in Division 2, the local linksmen will partake in the WIAA regional tournament at Skyline GC in Black River Falls either next Tuesday or Wednesday, May 24 or 25.
As the season has progressed, the Colfax/Elk Mound boys’ golf team has shown steady improvement and last Tuesday’s conference meet at Rolling Greens Golf Course in Durand was no different.
Senior Luke Blanchard led the squad with a 45 at the nine-hole meet. Sophomore Jace Acker was just a stroke behind as he finished with a 46.
The locals three other varsity players all shot in the 50s. Sophomores Christian Ebert, Zane Brice and Riley Krall carded a 50, 54 and 57, respectively.
As a team, Colfax/Elk Mound score a 195 to finish in third place just two strokes behind runner-up Glenwood City who tallied a 193. The host Panthers, led by medalist Simon Bauer’s 39, won for the seventh straight time with a 167. Mondovi came in fourth with a score of 209 and Spring Valley was last with a 236.
In the junior varsity competition, Glenwood City also edged out Colfax/Elk Mound by a single stroke, 229 to 230, for first. Sophomore Matt Hanson topped the JV team with a 55 followed by a 58 from Ethan Oas, Connor Albricht shot a 58 and Ty Meyer and Kyle Irwin both finished with a 59.
Colfax/Elk Mound hosted the conference’s ninth and final nine-hole meet of the season last Thursday, May 12.
The home course was quite favorable to the local boys as they registered their best team score of the season, a 187, to finish in second place, a half dozen strokes better than third-place Glenwood City.
Three Colfax/Elk Mound golfers shot in the 40s. Topping that trio was sophomore Zane Brice who carded a 43 to tie with three Durand players for first place in the final individual standings. Fellow sophomores Jace Acker and Christian Ebert shot a 46 and 48, respectively. Senior Luke Blanchard tallied a 50 and Riley Krall rounded out the varsity scores with a 58.
Durand won the meet with a 175 as Simon Bauer, Logan Weissinger and Shane Prissel all shared medalist honors with Brice. Mondovi was fourth with a 207 and Spring Valley was fifth after scoring a 224.
The C/EM junior varsity also placed second with a 228 while Glenwood City won it with a 207.
Ethan Oas led the JV with a 56, Matt Hanson and Kyle Irwin each shot a 57, Connor Albricht finished with a 58, Ty Meyer had a 63, Aidan Schindler carded a 66 and Lauren Horchem a 67.