By Becky Walz,
The Decorah girls’ golf team hit the links this week in a dual and quadrangler to open the season.
Kicking off the season at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Charles City, falling to the Comets, 230 to 296.
“We got off to a chilly start at Charles City,” said Coach Scott Pierce. “We have just five gals out this year and one of them was absent on a family trip. It was nice to get this one under our belt. Annika Lensch played one varsity meet as a sophomore in 2019. That was the sum-total of our returning varsity experience.”
Charles City’s Sarah Mitchell was the medalist of the meet with a final tally of 54 strokes, with teammate Hope Slinger carving out a 55 as the runner-up.
Leading the Vikings with a 63 was Annika Lensch. Hope Stahl came through with a 73, with Jane Murphy and Lexie Hauber rounding out the field with 80s.
The Vikings had better success Tuesday night in a quad meet hosted by Waukon, finishing second to the hosts. The Indians finished the evening with 210 strokes, while Decorah carded 280. Postville was close behind with 284, with MFL MarMac rounding out the field with 310.
“It was cold, I mean really cold,” said Coach Pierce. “However, our girls enjoyed the outing for two reasons — we played better than we had the night before and they all agreed that the kids they played from other schools were also nice people.”
Firing a 67 to pace Decorah was Brooke Norby with Lensch touring the course with a 69. Jane Murphy carded a 71, while Hauber rounded out the team scoring with a 73. Stahl posted a round of 75.
The Vikings are off until Tuesday, April 20, when they host South Winn and Turkey Valley in the Winneshiek County Showdown. The three schools will tee off at Silvercrest Golf and Country Club at 4 p.m.