Westerners, Royals split golf matches
AKRON ó The Akron-Westfield and MMCRU golf teams earned a split in action at the Akron Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
The Lady Westerners bounced back from back-to-back losses to Woodbury Central and Remsen St. Maryís by defending their home turf with a solid 196-258 win over the Royals.
The team had the top four individual scores of the meet with Brooke Koele taking medalist honors with a 43. She finished her round with four pars on the day.
Autumn Bundy came in with the next score of 48 while Kayla Johnson added a 52 with her best hole coming with an even score on the par-3 eighth.
Alayna Mullinix had the final counting score for the team with a 53. She was the only golfer to hit for par on the par-4 third hole.
MMCRU was paced by Taylor Schlenger with a 55. She came away with the only even score on the par-3 sixth hole for either team.
Belle Bush added a 64 while Rian Vasher had a 67 for the Royals. The teamís final counting score was a 72 from Molly Reuter.
The MMCRU boys improved to 3-0 with a 184-193 win which dropped the Westerners to 0-4 in league matches this season.
The Royals had the medalist and runner-up scores for the meet with Cade Pepper leading the way with a 40. He came away with pars on five of the nine holes at the meet. Ethan Riedemann shot a 44 for the runner-up spot as he hit par on a third of his holes.
The Westerners had the next four scores on the leaderboard with Spencer Olson shooting a team-best 47. He came away with even scores on the sixth through eighth holes.
Landyn Vossberg was a stroke back of Olson with a 48 while Logan Smith and Jader Briggs each shot a 49 to round out the team score. Smith hit a pair of pars while Briggs birdied the par-4 first hole.
MMCRU finished out their score with a pair of 50 scores form Dean Jenness and Andrew Prescott. Prescott was the only member of the Royals to par the first hole while Jenness matched par on the fifth and sixth holes.
The Akron-Westfield golf teams are now scheduled to be idle until April 22.
MMCRU is scheduled to host West Sioux in Marcus on Monday.
Team scores (girls): Akron-Westfield 196, MMCRU 258. Individual scores: Medalist- Brooke Koele, A-W 43; Runner-up- Autumn Bundy, A-W 48. A-W: Kayla Johnson 52, Alayna Mullinix 53, Natalie Nielsen 69, Taryn Wilken 74. MMCRU: Taylor Schlenger 55, Belle Bush 64, Rian Vasher 67, Molly Reuter 72, Bayle Glassmaker 78.
Team scores (boys): MMCRU 184, Akron-Westfield 193. Individual scores: Medalist- Cade Pepper, MMCRU 40; Runner-up- Ethan Riedemann, MMCRU 44; MMCRU: Dean Jenness 50, Andrew Prescott 50, Brennan Rolfes 53. A-W: Spencer Olson 47, Landyn Vossberg 48, Logan Smith 49, Jader Briggs 49, Carson James 52, Daytona Foley 60. (JV) Sam Mullinix 55, Sam Philips 63, Haden McMahon 66.