Golfers finally get into full swing
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:21 AM
Now that the weather has become relatively more seasonal, the golf season is in full swing as the Gopher golf teams had three meets last week. The first meet was played on Tuesday in Adams at Cedar River Golf Course where Chatfield competed against Southland. The final two meets of the week were held at Chosen Valley Golf Club where the host Gophers faced Rushford-Peterson on Thursday and St. Charles on Friday.
Rhett Littrell had his best round of the week against St. Charles when he shot a 55. LEE EPPS/CHATFIELD NEWS
The girls' golf team picked up its first win of the year by way of forfeiture as Southland didn't have enough scores to qualify for the team decision. Paige Isensee led the scoring for the Gophers again, shooting a round of 50. Senior Morgan Henry followed, penciling in a 64 on her scorecard. Makara Fahrenholtz and Pam Lisowski rounded out the four qualifying scores with rounds of 67 and 80, respectively.
The Gopher boys fell just eight strokes short of picking up their first victory of the season. They finished with a team total of 232, which was led by a 55 from Chris Hanson. Alex Hompe and Levi Roline weren't far behind him as Hompe shot a 57 while Roline shot a 58. The last score calculated into the team total was a 62 from Rhett Littrell.
Playing on their home course, the Gopher girls got another win, outshooting the Trojans by 68 strokes, 238-306. Isensee again shot the lowest round for the team with a 48. She was followed by Henry, who carded a 53. Fahrenholtz fired the next lowest round for Chatfield with a 64 while Lisowski contributed the final qualifying score with a 73.
An extremely talented Trojan golf team got the best of the Gopher boys' team, as R-P had one golfer shoot a 37 and another shoot a 38 on its way to the 161-230 victory. Hanson had the lowest score for the Gophers with a 49. Roline carded the next lowest round with a 60 while Littrell and Hompe each finished one stroke behind him with 61s.
The Chatfield girls' team put another notch in the win column by defeating St. Charles 263-245. Isensee continued to be consistent as the Gophers low scorer, this time firing a 49. Henry shot the next lowest round with a 59. She was followed by Fahrenholtz, who shot a 65. Lisowski bettered her score from the day before by two strokes, shooting a 71.
The Gopher boys' team was again eluded by victory, as it fell to the Saints by only seven strokes, 204-211. Hanson shot his best round of the week in the finale with a 47. Littrell improved on his marks from earlier in the week as well, shooting a 54. Hompe and eighth grader Cole Asleson each fired 55s to round out the qualifying scores for the Gophers.
The Gophers were scheduled to begin this week with two meets against Kingsland on Monday and Tuesday if the rain held off enough to play as the times were after the Chatfield News went to press. On Monday they will host the Knights at Chosen Valley Golf Course then on Tuesday they will travel to Spring Valley to play at Root River Country Club. They will continue the week on Thursday with another home meet against Caledonia. Finally, on Friday, the Gophers will compete in a triangular meet in Harmony against Kingsland and Fillmore Central.