The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ golf team looked good Monday, May 13, at the Pierz golf course, as they finished third in the 7-team Central Minnesota Conference showdown.
Coach Kristine O’Brien is impressed with the progress of her golfers, given the delayed start to the season. “Since the weather has gotten nice, the season has been a whirlwind. We have had two to three meets a week, making it difficult to work on skills between competitions. I feel like the season has gone well so far, thanks to the strong play of Nicole Vossen and Paiten Schreiner. Sophomores Maddy O’Brien and Hannah Serbus have been playing consistently, keeping their scores in the low 50s. Junior Erin Salo and seventh-grader Trinity Erickson are continually improving in their first year as varsity players. We are currently 19 shots behind B-B-E for third place, and hope to make up some ground in the next three meets.”
Competing schools were: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary: EV-W-K’s senior Paiten Schreiner, 55; sophomore Nicole Vossen, 44; sophomore Hannah Serbus, 55; sophomore Madelyn O’Brien, 52; junior Erin Salo, 63; B-B-E’s Jordan Gruendemann shot 49, HL-W-W’s Emily Roufs shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 41, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 47, Rockford’s Rachel Clem shot 48, Osakis’s Peyton Garcia shot 43. Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig took Medalist honors with a net score of 41. Osakis took first place with a net 182; second place, Maple Lake, 185 net; third place, K-EV-W, 206; fourth place, B-B-E, 208 net, fifth place, Pierz, 216; tied last, Rockford, HL-W-W, 217 net.