A-W, MMCRU golf teams beat H-LP, H-M-S

Monday, May 9, 2022

SANBORN — The Akron-Westfield golf teams continued their perfect start to War Eagle Conference play by taking down Harris-Lake Park and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Tuesday. The MMCRU golf teams also joined in the meet to face the Wolves and Hawks as work to consolidate the schedule from earlier postponements has taken place.

Westerners stay perfect

The A-W boys shot a 159 to finished well below the scores of their two opponents. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn shot a 191 and Harris-Lake Park scored a 196 for the day.

The Westerners had the top six scores in both contests, led by a 38 from Carter Wilken which was two over par at the Sanborn Golf & Country Club. He had five even-par holes and also birdied the par-5 second hole.

Landyn Vossberg was a stroke behind with a 39. He finished with even-par scores on seven of the nine holes.

Jackson Marnach and Raiden Ericson finished with identical 41 scores for the last two used in the team score. Marnach birdied the par-4 fifth and had even scores on four other holes. Ericson birdied the par-5 second and par-4 eighth while recording an even on one other hole.

Carson James shot a 44 and Tatum Wilken had a 45 for the team’s other two scores. The last A-W score matched the top score from H-M-S’s Keith Deboer and was as stroke better than the top H-LP score from Braydan Perkins and Lucas Ahrenstorff.

The A-W girls had a 194 team score which beat out the 205 from H-M-S and the 226 from H-LP.

Natalie Nielsen and Taryn Wilken had the top two individual scores in both duals. Nielsen shot a 40 to take overall medalist honors. She had four even par holes and also birdied the par-4 eighth hole.

Wilken finished with a 44 on the course as she finished even on three of the holes.

The other two counting scores for the Westerners were a 54 from Josie Smith and a 56 from Katie Johnson. Allie Swoyer (57) and Ellie Martinsen (60) had the other scores for the team.

The top opponent scores were both 49s from Zella Ingham of H-LP and Gracie Knobloch of H-M-S.

Both Akron-Westfield teams improved to 7-0 in conference play with the wins.

MMCRU snags wins

The MMCRU golf teams got wins on the day as well. The Royals tallied a 186 from their boys which was five strokes better than H-M-S and 10 strokes lower than H-LP.

MMCRU’s Brayden Olsen had the low round against both opponents with a 42. He matched par on four of the holes. The Hawks had the next three scores with a 46 from Keith Deboer and 47s from Nick Bronstad and Spencer McCarter. Bryce Tentinger also had a 47 for the Royals who got their next three scores in sequence as Preston Astidias shot a 48, Haven Hollinshead tallied a 49 and Noah Galles ended with a 50. MMCRU’s last golfer was KC Nicks with a 54.

Against the Wolves, Braydan Perkins and Lucas Ahrenstorff had matching 46 scores for second and third between Olsen and Tentinger while the Royals claimed the fifth, sixth and seventh place spots.

The MMCRU girls ended with a 204 team total which was one stroke better than the host school and 22 strokes lower than H-LP.

MMCRU’s Belle Olson tied for the best score in each dual with a 49. She tied with Gracie Knobloch of H-M-S and Zella Ingham of H-LP.

The Royals had all four of their counting scores before the second H-LP score as Avery Schlenger was next with a 51 followed by identical 52s for Sophia Hohbach and Cassie Weiler. Those scores trailed Elise Haack’s 50 in the dual against H-M-S.

MMCRU had non-counting scores of 61 from Sidney Krier and 64 from Brielle Myears.

The Royals moved to 3-4 in the conference in girls play while the boys saw their record improve to 3-5 with the wins.

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