Lady E-Hawks Giving Solid Efforts On The Links
Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawk golfers have shot some exceptional golf in their last two meets. Monday, Coach Ted Riley’s squad shot a 179 in a triangular with Spirit Lake and Spencer, but came up second behind Spirit Lake.
Then on Tuesday, Emmetsburg earned a second place finish in the Estherville Lincoln Central Invitational, once again finishing behind Spirt Lake.
Monday, the Lady E-Hawks came away with a 179, but fell to Spirit Lake’s 168 stroke score at the Five Island Golf Club in Emmetsburg. Spencer followed with a 207 team score. Spirit Lake’s Maureen Owens parred the Five Island links with a 36 for meet medalist honors, with teammate Ashely Nielson earning the runner up medal with a 40.
For Emmetsburg, Jana Hoch led the effort with a round of 42, while her sister Jenny added a round of 44. Megan Myers followed with a 46, while Krista Peaslee shot a 47. Lauren Zimmerman carded a 51 and Hannah Drost shot a 56.
In the junior varsity portion of the triangular, Spirit Lake won with a 212 score, while Emmetsburg followed with a 234 and Spencer shot a 284. For Emmetsburg, Ashley Pelzer shot a 51, with Paige Naig carding a 57. Nikki Schany and Amanda Walters both carded rounds of 60, while Amanda Pugh turned in a 61 and Chelsey Rouse added a 64.
“The round of 179 was equal to a state tournament score of last year,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Ted Riley. “We played some very steady golf on Monday, and while we’re disappointed with the final outcome on Monday, but not the overall effort.”
Traveling to Estherville on Tuesday, the Lady E-Hawks squared off again with Spirit Lake and Spencer, along with Okoboji and hosts Estherville Lincoln Central.
Spirit Lake would win the event with a 183 stroke total, with Emmetsburg and Spencer tying for second with 201 totals. Okoboji took fourth with a 215 and Estherville Lincoln Central was fifth with a 235.
The Lady E-Hawks sported a different lineup, with Jana Hoch and Megan Myers missing due to illness and injury. Stepping into the lineup were Ashley Pelzer and Amanda Pugh.
Krista Peaslee would led Emmetsburg’s scoring with a 48, while Jenny Hoch carded a 50. Amanda Pugh stepped up to record a 51 along with Hannah Drost, while Ashley Pelzer carded a 52. Lauren Zimmerman rounded out the effort with a 55 stroke total.
“At this point in the season, we’ve gotten a pretty good look at what the Lakes Conference has to offer,”?Riley noted. “It just seems like Spirit Lake is going to be in the way, but we have proven we can play right with them. As a coach, you can’t help but to be excited about where the Lady E-Hawk golf program is at right now.”
Emmetsburg takes the remainder of the week off and returns to action Tuesday when they travel to LeMars for a Lakes Conference meet that includes Hull Western Christian.