Hunter Rud tied for eighth among 62 boys at the conference golf tournament.SGH/S. Lee Epps
Hunter Rud tied for eighth among 62 boys at the conference golf tournament.

SGH/S. Lee Epps
Two golf meets with the Fillmore Central Falcons were on the agenda last week for the Caledonia/Spring Grove Warrior boys. C/SG also competed at the Three Rivers Conference Tournament in between.

C/SG at FC, May 13

"It was 60 degrees and windy in Harmony," Warrior coach Jeremy Leis reported. The Falcons successfully defended their par 36 home course, 181-198.

Devin Schiltz shot 45. Drew Stemper (49), Hunter Rud (51) and Isaak Solum (53) posted the other three varsity scores. Cody Breeser and Simon Ely also played the varsity round.

Falcon sophomore Jordan Miller medaled at 37.

Both programs fielded JV teams. Fillmore Central totaled 208 while C/SG shot 222. Zach Sanness (51), Cole Konkel (56), Riley Johnson (56) and Rodney Tweito (59) posted the four lowest scores. Jacob Lenning also competed for C/SG.

TRC Tournament, May 16

On May 16 the Warriors were greeted with calm winds and temperatures in the 80s as they hit the challenging links of The Bridges in Winona, a par 71, 18-hole venue.

Eleven teams competed, with C/SG finishing fourth. Wabasha-Kellogg (346) won the event followed by Rushford-Peterson (356), Lewiston-Altura (362) and the Warriors, who totaled 366.

Meet medalist honors went to Fletcher Blaschko of W-K with an 18-hole total of 79.

Rud shot 87, while Schiltz (88), Stemper (93) and Sean Connor (98) posted the other varsity rounds that were included in team totals. Breeser and Evan Welscher also played for C/SG.

Rud tied for eighth in the huge field of competitors, while Schiltz tied for 10th.

"It's a really difficult course, and I felt my guys played tough," Leis said. "Hunter shot 40 on the front nine after a double-double. He didn't let it throw him and that's not easy on a course like The Bridges.

Drew Stemper shot 93, which is remarkable when you realize it's the first time he's seen that course. He just kept the ball in bounds and kept plugging away. I was proud of him and the rest of the guys."

Leis noted that while FC defeated the Warriors twice during the week, C/SG did manage lower team scores in Winona (366 to 370).

Since weather prevented the teams from completing the usual double round-robin that decides the TRC South Zone championship, the conference tournament this year counts as one half of the zone race.

Since C/SG had a higher finish in the tourney than did South Zone rivals Fillmore Central, Southland, Chatfield and Kingsland - it counted as four wins for C/SG in the zone standings. Finishing behind Rushford-Peterson counted as one zone loss.

C/SG versus FC, May 17

On Friday, FC visited Ma-Cal Grove (par 36) in Caledonia, defeating C/SG in a close South Zone contest, 174-177.

"It might be the first time all year that we've had four scores in the 40s" Leis said.

Varsity scores for the Warriors included 41 for Schlitz, 44 for Breeser and 46 for both Rud and Stemper. Konkel and Solum also played the varsity round.

Fillmore Central senior Matt Guttormson won medalist honors with a round of 40.

For the JV, Johnson, Sanness and Tweito all shot 54, while Ely scored 55 for a team total of 217. Fillmore Central shot 231 on the JV circuit. Lenning, Schulte and Cody Heimer also competed for the Warriors.

Up Next: Weather permitting, C/SG hosted Kingsland on May 20 as this issue went to press. Details will be in next week's Herald.

The 1AA East Sub-section Tournament kicks off on Friday, May 24, again at The Bridges. The section meet is at Eastwood in Rochester, on Wednesday, May 29.

Three Rivers SOUTH 2013

conf. season


Rushford-Peterson* 9 - 1 24 - 9

Fillmore Central 8 - 2 15 -11

Caledonia/SG 6 - 3 8 -7-1

Southland 4 - 6 10 -19

Chatfield 2 - 8 2 - 13

Kingsland 0 - 9 0 - 27

* champion