CSG girls golf season is now in full swing

By Diana Hammell
Argus Sports Writer

The Caledonia/Spring Grove girls golf team played twice this past week. Their meet with Waukon on April 17 was cancelled, so the April 16 meet with Kingsland was moved to the 17th because of a better weather forecast. Then the girls traveled to Hayfield for a tournament on Saturday.

The Warriors' Katie McCarthy carded a 48 for the low round for CSG during their home meet last week with Kingsland. Photo by Zach Thomas

C/SG vs. Kingsland

The Warriors hosted a team consisting of only two girls from Kingsland. The Warriors had a team score of 205.

“We struggled a little bit on such a nice day to play golf (55 degrees and calm),” said coach Jacquelyn Hauser. “We have several girls hanging around the 50 mark and we need to get a few of them to break through that and shoot lower to mid 40s like they are capable of. We need to work on getting rid of our high numbers in order to get the scores we want.”

Karli Bly from Kingsland was medalist with a 47. Katie McCarthy carded a 48, Paige Langen a 49, Hannah Hendel a 52 and Rachel Petersen a 56. Kendra Prahl shot a 56 and Ashley Gavin turned in a 62. Jennifer Ely was not back yet from her wisdom teeth surgery and so did not play.

Junior varsity had a team score of 268. Julie Sand scored a 61, Kailee Bjerke 64, Nicole Krenzke 68 and Karli Fishbaugher 75.

Hayfield Tournament

The Warriors took part in a tournament at The Oaks on Saturday April 21. They placed fifth with a score of 406 in a field of 14 teams with several bigger schools from the cities area.

“Paige put together another strong performance taking home sixth place individual honors,” said Hauser. “She continues to play consistently for us and we look to her to put some even better rounds together. Jennifer also played well coming back from getting her wisdom teeth out and being out of practice for a week. We did a good job of competing against some of the bigger and better schools in the state.

Ashley Gavin watched her put move towards the pin during the match last week against Kingsland. Photo by Zach Thomas

“Again, we would like to get four scores below 100 for these tournaments and we need to continue working on eliminating big numbers.”

Langen scored a 46/44-90, Ely 49/49-98, Katie Meyer 50/52-103 and Hendel 58/57-115. Claire Eglinton posted a 65/63-125 and Gavin 62/67-129. Katie McCarthy attended a memorial service and did not compete.

The top five finishing teams were: 1) Eastview 341, 2) Rosemount 369, 3) Zumbrota Mazzeppa 395, 4) Austin 401 and 5) Caledonia/Spring Grove 406.

Next: The Warriors host Southland at Ma Cal Grove on Tuesday, April 24, travel to Chatfield Thursday, April 26 and to Fillmore Central Friday, April 27. They host a triangular with Decorah and Fillmore Central Monday, April 30.

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