Emmetsburg Golfers Earn All Conference Honors
OKOBOJI – A trio of golfers from Emmetsburg earned All-Conference golf honors Monday following the Lakes Conference Golf Tournaments for girls and boys teams. A pair of Lady E-Hawks and one member of the E-Hawk golf squads earned the league elite honors for their play by finishing in the top 10 of their respective tournaments.
Lady E-Hawk Results
For Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks, Hannah Drost and Megan Myers would place sixth and seventh, respectively, in the girl’s conference tourney as Emmetsburg finished third overall with a 404 stroke total, as Spirit Lake won with a 354 and Spencer placed second with a 401.
Senior Hannah Drost led Emmetsburg over the Okoboji Vu course with rounds of 49 and 45 for a 94-stroke total. Megan Myers was close behind, carding a 49 and a 47 to tally a 96. By virtue of their top-10 finishes, both earned Lakes All Conference honors.
Ashley Pelzer added rounds of 49 and 50 for a 99, while Nikki Schany shot a 59 and a 56 for a 115 stroke total. Paige Naig added a round of 54 and a 61 to tally an identical 115 and Aleysha Schutz rounded out the effort with rounds of 61 and 59 for a 120.
As Emmetsburg had not played Cherokee and LeMars earlier in the season due to weather, the first nine holes played by the three squads on Monday were used as the conference dual, and Emmetsburg earned the win, shooting a 201, while LeMars had a 213 and Cherokee shot a 238.
“We’re very proud of Hannah Drost and Megan Myers for making All Conference, and all of the girls played very well on a windy day,” noted Lady E-Hawk Head Coach Ted Riley. “We’re right where we want to be at this point in the season. Now we turn our focus towards Monday’s District meet at Fort Dodge.”
Coach Kort Freeman’s E-Hawk golfers would end up placing one player on the Lakes elite team on Monday and earned a fourth place finish in the conference with their score of 337, following Spencer with a 305, Spirit Lake with a 324 and Storm Lake with a 331.
Freshman Michael Pugh played a steady, consistent game of golf over the Brooks National course on Monday to shoot rounds of 39 and 41 to tally an 80, good for the seventh place individual finish to earn the Lakes All Conference honor.
Senior Ben McCain was left on the outside looking in as he finished 11th with his rounds of 38 and 45 for an 83-stroke total. Emmetsburg then had three golfers turn in totals of 87, as Arthur Heldt shot a 44 and 43, while Michael Myers added a 46 and 41 and Tyler Clasing shot a 46 and 41 to all tie for the 19th place finish.
Rounding out Emmetsburg’s effort was Nick Schany, who carded a 43 and a 45 for an 88, which was good for 25th place.
“I am very happy for Mike Pugh as he has quitely went about his business all season and it was nice to see his hard work pay off with an all conference honor,” Freeman said. “Our guys had some good rounds going but let them slip away towards the end. but all in all placing all six golfers in the top half of the field shows that we are a solid team with depth, but we are not pulling down the real low numbers that we need to compete for the title. We have Sectionals coming up this Friday at Emerald Hills and we are going to have to finish those rounds off and post the low scores to go on to the next level.”