By Becky Walz,
Under clear skies and with little wind, the South Winn golf teams traveled to compete in Elkader Thursday night as they took on Central.
The boys’ fired a 182 to best Central’s 194. Teammates Brandon Frana and Shaun Klimesh were co-medalists of the night with 45s. Two other Warriors — Carson Wenthold and Logan Baumler tied for runner-up honors with 46 strokes. It marked a career-best final tally for Baumler.
“Once again, the team continues to show improvement. I’ve been very impressed with how solid our team is. We have a great deal of depth, with a lot of guys who can compete for individual honors every meet,” said SW boys’ coach Mike Wenthold.
SW girls were four strokes behind Central in the dual with the hosts tallying 238 to South Winn’s 242. Central’s Madison Sylvester claimed the top score, putting up a score of 48.
Fashioning a 52 was Sydney Becker for the runner-up spot, while Ruthie Frana was one stroke back with a personal best score of 53. Touring the course to finish the night with a 68 was Brooke Steffans as Katrina Hageman knocked out a 69. Annie Ondrashek also competed for SW to card a 77.
“Our top two girls had great rounds last night. Scores like that give us a real shot against any competition,” said SW girls’ coach Glenna Munuswamy.
The Warrior boys’ golf team (386) competed at the New Hampton quadrangular Saturday with the Chickasaws (333), North Fayette Valley (341) and Denver (350).
“I really think that the boys came out and played a respectable round of golf against some high-quality competition on a narrow course that punishes misses,” said Coach Wenthold.
C. Wenthold had the best round of his young career, going 44 and 42 for an 86. Frana was second for SW with rounds of 46 and 51 (97). Klimesh was also under the century mark with a 99 (49-50). Also on the course for the Warriors were J. Baumler (55-49=104), Horstman (53-51=104) and L. Baumler (53-54=107).