Riveros second at NEIC meet

By Becky Walz,

Decorah’s Lulu Bellrichard chips the ball onto a green as a member of the Vikings NEIC squad, which competed in New Hampton Monday. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Becky Walz)

Continuing to improve in the game of golf, the Decorah girls golf team competed in the Northeast Iowa Conference girls tournament Monday, hosted by New Hampton. When the last card was turned in, the hosting Chickasaws won the meet with 352 over Waverly-Shell Rock at 357. The Vikings tallied a 414 to finish fifth.
The Go-Hawks Brenna Bodensteiner left the course with medalist honors for her 75 while Decorah junior Maria Riveros fired an 81 to take runner-up.
Adding to the Vikes scorecard were Isabella Sailor with 103, Sophia Fahey with a 111 and Lulu Bellrichard with a 119. Others on the course for the varsity tournament were Olivia Brynsaas (121) and Riann Oberbroeckling (129).
Playing in Class 3A, Decorah has just one meet to qualify for the state golf tournament. The Vikes will be at Pin Oaks Golf Course in Manchester Wednesday, May 15.

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