Seven local golf teams clashed last Thursday, May 2, at the Pierz season-opening Central Minnesota Conference golf meet. Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkin’s first-year coach Jason Huschle is optimistic for his very young team. “Everyone has to start somewhere, and now all we can really do is work at getting better and improve on our previous scores.” Since losing ace golfer Tommy Wuertz to a winter injury, the team is left with just two varsity-experienced seniors. Conference teams got together, including Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary: K-EV-W’s senior Cole Stang, 56; sophomore Logan Schlueter, 60; sophomore Cameron Flaschenriem, 56; sophomore Skyler Schiefelbein, 58; eighth-grader Hunter Flaschenriem, 57. B-B-E’s Jackson Gregory shot 40, HL-W-W’s Collin Benson shot 48, Maple Lake’s Aiden Jude shot 47, Pierz’s Dustin Herold shot 40, Rockford’s Brody Harstad shot 41, Osakis’s Joey Kotek shot 43. Rockford’s Ty Griffin was proclaimed the meet’s Medalist, with an impressive 39 on the par 35 course. Rockford took first Place with a net 166; second Place, Osakis, 180 net; third Place tie, B-B-E and Pierz, 183 net; fifth Place, HL-W-W, 214 net, sixth Place, Maple Lake, 223; seventh Place, K-EV-W, 227 net. Next up for K-EV-W is a meet at Maple Lake, Tuesday, May 7, at Albion Ridges Golf Course.