By Becky Walz,
It was a warm, windy start to the season for the South Winn boys and girls golf team Monday night as the Warriors hosted Waukon at Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian.
The boys edged out the Indians on their fifth scorer tie-break as both teams tallied 197 points. The SW girls fell short of the victory, 250-213.
Firing a 48, Carson Wenthold earned runner-up honors behind Waukon’s Aidan Jones’ 45. South Winn’s Shaun Klimesh and Jordan Baumler toured the course with 49s. Carving out his career-best score of 51 to round out the Warriors’ tally was Logan Baumler. Coming through with a 52 on the tiebreaker was senior Brandon Frana.
“The boys competed well, despite the tough conditions, but they soldiered through it and performed well against an NEIC team,” said boys’ coach Mike Wenthold. “Carson Wenthold showed a great deal of promise in his first meet, winning runner-up honors. More than anything, I think the boys were just happy to be able to compete, having lost last season due to the pandemic. I look forward to watching this team grow and improve over the season.”
The girls’ team was led by Sydney Becker and Katrina Hageman, each shooting a 56. Ruthie Frana came through with a 59, while Brooke Steffens finished the day with a 79.
“I’m pretty pleased with their performance. We’re a young team and the first meet always comes with nerves. We have some promising young talent and great senior leadership from Sydney Becker,” said girls’ coach Glenna Munuswamy.
The Warriors have a long hiatus before they host Postville Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m., at Silver Springs.