Warrior boys pick up one golf win

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

The Caledonia/Spring Grove boys golf team had a busy week, as they had three meets in five days, all on the road.  Last Monday they played at Kingsland, Thursday at Stewartville and Friday at Decorah.

Win Kingsland meet

The Warriors took first place honors on April 16 at the Root River Country Club near Spring Valley. They carded a 174, while Rushford-Peterson had a 184 and Kingsland had a 203.

Evan Welscher was medalist of the meet with a 42. Hunter Rud, Joey Ehlers and Derek Johnson all shot 44s and Devin Schiltz shot a 48.

“The weather was fairly nice, and we shot well in this meet,” coach Jeremy Leis said.

The Warrior junior varsity shot 211 and beat R-P’s 215. Kingsland did not have a score.

Junior varsity scores were: Cody Breeser- 49, Cole Konkel- 52, Drew Stemper- 54 and Aaron Goetting- 56.

Stewartville Invite

“We had weather problems on Thursday at Stewatville and the kids only got nine holes in,” Leis noted.

CSG scores were Ehlers- 41, Schiltz- 43, Sean Conner- 47, Johnson- 49 and Welscher 52.

Since golfers used a shotgun start, each group played a slightly different set of holes. In order to compute scores, pars were awarded for the nine holes not played. Coaches noted that the scores did not reflect a true finish, but gave some sense of where competitors stacked up against each other.

Teams that participated were  Blooming Prairie, Byron, Caledonia/Spring Grove, Fillmore Central, Houston, Kasson Mantorville, Kingsland, Lake City, Lanesboro, Leroy Ostrander/Grand Meadow, Lyle Pacelli, Pine Island, Rushford Peterson, Stewartville, and Zumbrota Mazeppa.

Team results: Byron first place (298), followed by Kasson Mantorville in second (307), Lanesboro third place (307). Caledonia/Spring Grove finished fifth (314).

 Warriors take second at Decorah

“On Friday we had another Triangular at Silvercrest golf course in Decorah with Decorah and Olwein, Leis reported. “The weather was 45 degrees, cold and windy.

“We shot 178, Decorah shot 159 and Olwein shot 193.

“Decorah is one of the top teams in their conference and a fairly strong team in the state of Iowa, Leis said. “The guys got to play with some really good players and we talked before the match to watch how they played the course and try and learn something. It was a great opportunity for our guys against a very good team.”

For the Warriors, Ehlers shot a 39 and was co-medelist. Schiltz shot a 46, Rud shot a 47, Connor shot a 46, Johnson shot a 51 and Welscher shot a 52.

The Warrior JV shot a 200, while  Decorah shot a 191 and Olwein shot a 227.

JV scores were: Konkel- 49, Zach Gavin- 49, Stemper-51, Carter Mann- 51 and Breeser- 58.

Up next

“We have a huge conference week ahead of us we have three matches- Tuesday at Southland,  Thursday at Chatfield and Friday the conference favorites, Fillmore Central come to town,” Leis said. “We have a goal of contending for a conference title and this week will really tell where we are at, should be a great opportunity for the kids.”