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E’Hawks Edged At Lakes Conference Tournament

By Staff | May 8, 2008

OKOBOJI – An old song from the 1970’s proclaimed “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever know.”

For Coach Tom Hoover’s E’Hawks, one stroke was the difference between the Lakes Conference golf tournament title and second place on Monday. The E’Hawks were edged by that one lone stroke to finish second behind Spencer at the conference tourney, played at Brooks National Golf Course.

Emmetsburg shot a 306 team total to Spencer’s 305, but finished 16 strokes ahead of third-place Spirit Lake, with a 322.

Spencer’s Jay Monahan was the medalist with a 71, while Brock Benson of Cherokee was the runner up with a 74

\Even with the second place finish, four members of the E’Hawks gained All Conference Honors by placing in the top 10 on Monday. Robbie Myers, Tyler Kliegl, Matt Wellik and Matt Stillman all earned the elite recognition at the conclusion of the 18-hole tournament.

For the E’Hawks, Robbie Myers led Emmetsburg’s efforts with rounds of 39 and 36 for a 75 stroke total. Tyler Kliegl shot rounds of 39 and 37 for a 76 stroke effort.

Matt Wellik carded rounds of 39 and 38 to turn in a 77 and Matt Stillman shot a 36 and a 42 for a 78.

Ben McCain shot a 41 and 42 to card an 83 and Marc Siemers rounded out the efforts with his rounds of 45 and 41 for an 86.

The E’Hawks will open tournament play on Friday in Arnolds Park when they play in the Class 2A Sectional at Emerald Hills Golf Course.