Western struggles at Lakes Conference tournament

SPIRIT LAKE-The weather was ideal for a Lakes Conference girls’ golf tournament Monday, May 8, but, unfortunately, the course at Indian Hills Golf Club did not agree with the Wolfpack golfers.

Western Christian finished the day with a score of 434, good for seventh place. Emmetsburg took the tournament title with 363. The Wolfpack were led individually by Megan Hengeveld with an 18-hole round of 106. Jaycie Van Zee also had an 18-hole round of 106. Coach Bill Harmsen said the rough grass and the quick greens resulted in a higher score than his team desired.

“We struggled much of the day. The rough was very long and thick, which resulted in extra shots due to lost balls. The greens were fast, which took us a while to adjust to as well,” he said. “We didn’t finish as well as we would have liked, but we had a great day for golf.”

Lakes Conference girls’ golf tournament at Indian Hills Golf Club

Team results:1. Emmetsburg 363, 2. Spirit Lake 364, 3. LeMars 405, 4. Spencer 418, 5. Estherville-Lincoln Central 419, 6. Cherokee 432, 7. Western Christian 434, 8. Storm Lake 500

Western Christian cards:Megan Hengeveld 106, Jaycie Van Zee 106, Halle Andringa 110, Makenna Kooi 112, Elizabeth Carney 114, Aubrey Kooima 119

Wolfpack place second in LeMars

LEMARS-The Western Christian girls’ golf team took on Willow Creek Golf Course Thursday for a Lakes Conference meet and finished the night with positive results.

The Wolfpack finished second out of three teams with 206 strokes. LeMars was the meet champion with 193 strokes. Aubrey Kooima led Western Christian with a nine-hole round of 48. Jaycie Van Zee was second on the team with a 50.

“We played well today at Willow Creek. We played the red course this time and I thought the girls managed the course very well,” said Wolfpack coach Bill Harmsen. “All six of our girls shot well with Aubrey Kooima leading the way with a 48. This was a great meet to springboard into regional action at Landsmeer Monday (May 15).”

Lakes Conference girls’ golf at Willow Creek Golf Course in LeMars

Team results:1. LeMars 193, 2. Western Christian 206, 3. Storm Lake 220

Western Christian cards:Aubrey Kooima 48, Jaycie Van Zee 50, Megan Hengeveld 54, Elizabeth Carney 54, Halle Andringa 54, Makenna Kooi 58

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