SPIRIT LAKE-In the game of golf, a player always wants to do the best they can to avoid the troublesome spots on a course and have a good putting game. Unfortunately, the Western Christian girls’ golf team struggled in both areas and fell to third place in its first Lakes Conference triangular of the season April 11 in Spirit Lake.
The Wolfpack finished the day with 236 strokes, behind host Indians who had a 195 and Cherokee with a 235. Individually, Western Christian was led by Aubrey Kooima and Jaycie Van Zee with 53s.
“We had a very difficult day as a group today. We started slowly, but did improve as the round progressed,” said Wolfpack girls’ coach Bill Harmsen. “We had a tough time finding the fairway and staying out of trouble. We also missed the opportunity to score on a number of shots around the green.”
Harmsen gave credit to Spirit Lake for golfing well on their home course.
“Spirit Lake has a very good golf team and they showed this on their home course,” he said.
Lakes Conference girls’ golf at Indian Hills Golf Club
Team results:Spirit Lake 195, Cherokee 235, Western Christian 236
Individual Wolfpack results:Aubrey Kooima 53, Jaycie Van Zee 53, Megan Hengeveld 60, Makenna Kooi 66