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Lady E’Hawk Golfers Win ELC Invite

By Staff | Apr 17, 2008

ESTHERVILLE – The Lady E’Hawks of Emmetsburg kept their undefeated season on the links on a roll by winning the Estherville Lincoln Central Invitational on Tuesday. The Lady E’Hawks and Spirit Lake both shot team scores of 216, but Emmetsburg won the title on the basis of the score of the fifth golfer on the team.

Emmetsburg got a solid effort once again from Katie Heddinger who shot a 49, which was the third best individual score of the day. Abby Bird carded a 53, while April Corley and Megan Myers both shot rounds of 57. Cortney Gappa carded a 59 stroke round, and Tori Heldt rounded out Emmetsburg’s scoring with a round of 61.

Ashley Nielsen of Spirit Lake took the meet medalist honors with a 44, while Spencer’s Emily Holck was runner-up with a round of 48. Katie Heddinger was third with her 49, and teammates Abby Bird finished fifth, with Megan Myers and April Corley taking seventh and eighth place honors, while Cortney Gappa tied for tenth place but lost out on a tie breaker for the tenth-place medal.

“This was almost a preview of the Lakes Conference tournament,” noted Emmetsburg Girls Head Coach Ted Riley. “With Spencer and Spirit Lake there, it was a good test of where we’re at and what we need to work on.”

Riley noted that the windy conditions on Tuesday played their part in the scores of the meet.

“It was very windy for all of the girls,” Riley admitted, “and it almost became more of an endurance test than a golf match, but our girls held up very well and showed their conditioning.”

The Emmetsburg girls will host a make-up triangular this afternoon (Thursday), April 17, at the Wild Rose Golf Course, hosting Western Christian of Hull and the Bulldogs of LeMars.

On Saturday, the Lady E’Hawks are slated to play in the Bishop Garrigan Invitational at Spring Valley , and will host Storm Lake and Sheldon on Monday, April 21, in a triangular at the Wild Rose Golf Course. Action tees off at 4:30 p.m.