E-Hawks Falter At Spencer
After playing some solid golf over the weekend, Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks faltered on Monday in a triangular with Spencer and Algona at the Spencer Golf and Country Club. The E-Hawks would end up finishing second to Spencer as the Tigers shot a 161 to Emmetsburg’s 178 and Algona’s 186 stroke total.
” We missed an opportunity to take down the number one team in Class 3A on Monday,”?noted Emmetsburg?Golf Coach Kort Freeman, “The guys know that they had it right there in front of them and needed to seal the deal.”
One bad hole would spell the difference for the E-Hawks, as the 18th hole of the Country Club proved to be the downfall for Emmetsburg, according to Freeman. “We played hole 18 in 14 over par and that just can’t happen.”
The E-Hawks had three golfers turn in rounds of 44 – Ben McCain, Arthur Heldt and Michael Myers, while Michael Pugh shot a 46. Jake Jackson carded a 48 and Tyler Clasing added a 49 for the 178 stroke total.
Spencer had three golfers card rounds of 40 in the triangular.
“This was the type of meet that we have to pounce on if we are going to compete this year in the fashion that we feel we are capable of,” Freeman said.
It was a different story for the Junior Varsity, however, as Emmetsburg earned a 187 to win over Spencer with a 199 and Algona with a 215.
Tayler Wenger led the JV squad with a round of 44, while Nick Schany and Tyler Drost both shot rounds of 46. Josh Kibbie carded a 51, while Austin Bonnstetter turned in a 59 and Josh Kibbie turned in a 62.
“Our JV did a wonderful job again,” Freeman noted. “They were only nine strokes behind the varsity score and those guys will have their opportunity to move up in the next week and challenge for Varsity positions because they have earned it.”
The E-Hawks have the week to regroup until they play in the Lakes Conference Tournament on Monday, May 9, at Brooks National at Okoboji. That will be followed on Friday, May 13, with the Class 2A Boys Sectional Golf Tournament at Emerald Hills, starting at 10 a.m.