Golfers win at least a share of TRC crown

Warrior golfer Hunter Rud blasted the ball out of the sand on hole number three at Ma Cal Grove recently. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus Editor

The Caledonia/Spring Grove boys golf team won at least a share of the Three Rivers Conference last week, as they picked up wins over TRC foes Chatfield and Southland. A win over Fillmore Central at Harmony this week will give the Warriors the out-right title. A loss would mean a tie with the Falcons for the TRC crown.

 Warriors 161, Chatfield 266

The Warriors had little trouble with Chatfield last Monday, when they topped the visitors by 165 strokes at Ma Cal Grove Country Club in Caledonia.

Joey Ehlers was match medalist with a 38. David Guth shot a 40, Devin Schiltz had a 41, Hunter Rud and Sean Conner both had 42s and Derek Johnson carded a 44.

Chatfield, scores were 47, 59, 65 and 95.

“This was our best team score of the year,” coach Jeremy Leis said. “It’s nice to see everyone in the low 40’s and one score in the 30’s. This is where we need to be for subsection competition.”

 Warriors 166, Southland 202

The following day the Warriors once again burned up the Ma Cal Grove links with a 166 and defeated the Southland Rebels by 36 strokes.

Rud was the match medalist with a 39.  Ehlers was right behind with a 40, Connor had a 42, Schiltz had a 45 and Guth and Johnson both had 46s.

Southland’s scores included: Marcus Johnson 43, Ben Wolterman, 55, Brandon Berge 50, Tyler Westrich 58, Cole Eric, 63 and Paul Schader 54.

“The weather got a little crazy on us for a while this day,” Leis said.  We had hail, lightning and hard rain during this match held at Ma Cal Grove. It was a mess and the kids  kept it together really well.

Junior High TRC tourneys

The Warrior seventh grade boys participated in the Three Rivers Conference Tournament in Preston on Friday.  C/SG scores included: Logan Larson 59, Carson Bullerman 57, and Zach Rains 54. The medalist was 43 from Fillmore Central.

The eighth grade boys competed  in  Harmony.

Cody Breeser placed third overall with a 47. Rodney Tweito had a 60 and Jordan Prahl shot in the 60s.

“What a great day for our seventh and eighth graders,” Leis said. “These kids really worked hard this season and you can tell they want to get better, very nice to see as a coach.”

This week

Commenting on the big match this week with Fillmore Central, the coach noted,  “We need a really solid score to win on their home course. It will be a good test for our kids to go on the road with a little tournament pressure.

“On Thursday we have the varsity conference tournament at The Bridges in Winona, This is a beautiful very challenging golf course and it will be a warm up for the subsection meet which will be at the same location one week later.”

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