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Lady E’Hawk Golfers Edge Pocahontas In Opener

By Staff | Apr 10, 2008

MEET MEDALIST - Emmetsburg’s Katie Heddinger earned the meet medalist honors Tuesday at Pocahonta as she shot a 49. Emmetsburg won its opener by a 210-215 sproke margin over the Indians.--Dan Voigt photo

POCAHONTAS – The girls golf season opened Tuesday night with a five-stroke, 210-215 victory for the Lady E’Hawks of Emmetsburg. Coach Ted Riley’s golfers handed the host Maidens of Pocahontas Area the defeat on the same course that will host the 2A District golf meet later next month.

“It was colder than we’d like, but it was still good to get the win in the first match of the season,” Riley noted.

Emmetsburg’s Katie Heddinger would capture the meet medalist honors,as she carded a round of 49 to lead the field.

Teammate Abby Bird earned the runner-up honors, carding a 52 over her nine holes at the Pocahontas Golf Club.

The remainder of Emmetsburg’s varsity scoring included Sara Schany with a 54, while April Corley shot a 55. Newcomer Megan Myers shot a 58 in her first high school meet and Tori Heldt rounded out the scoring with a 63.

WATCH AND LEARN - As Megan Myers lines up her putt, teammate April Corley, at right, watches to see how the green breaks during action at Tuesday’s dual. Emmetsburg would win the season opening dual by five strokes.--Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg’s junior varsity players shot a round of 228 in a practice round, as Pocahontas had no JV squad.

The Lady E’Hawks are slated to travel to Cherokee on Monday, April 14, and then return to Estherville on Tuesday, April 15 for the ELC Invite, and then make up a match with Western and LeMars at the Wild Rose Golf Club on April 17.