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E-Hawk Golfers Open Season With Split

By Staff | Apr 17, 2012

E-HAWK LINKSTERS – Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks hve begun another strong season on the links. Kneeling from left to right are Austin Bonnstetter, Cooper Hofstad, Joel Kibbie, Michael Myers, Michael Pugh and Jacob Miller. Standing from left to right are Zach Hutchinson, Brian Merrill, Nick Schany, Luke Jackson, Coach Kort Freeman, Tyler Drost, Jake Jackson, Taylor Wegner and Lane VerMulm. – Dan Voigt photo

The 2012 links season for the Emmetsburg E-Hawks began last week with a spilt in matches. On Monday, April 9, the E-Hawks opened the season with a 166-176 loss to Humboldt at Humboldt.

Emmetsburg’s Michael Pugh ended up in a three-way tie for the runner-up honors with his round of 41. Mike Myers added a 42 for the E-Hawks, while Luke Jackson carded a 46 and Jake Jackson shot a 47, Taylor Wegner added a 48 and Nick Schany rounded out the varsity effort with a 50.

In the Junior Varsity matchup at Humboldt, Emmetsburg lost by a 176-218 final score. Tyler Drost led the JV with a round of 55 and was followed by Joel Kibbie and Lane VerMulm with rounds of 56.

Austin Bonnstetter shot a 61 while Brian Merrill carded a 66 and Cooper Hofstead rounded out the effort with a 73.

“It was cold and windy for the first meet of the year,” noted Emmetsburg Coach Kort Freeman. “Our guys had the first meet jitters which are to be expected.”

Emmetsburg would open the Lakes Conference season on Tuesday, April 10, when they traveled to Spencer to meet the Tigers and the Cherokee Braves in a triangular at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.

Cold and windy conditions would figure into the play, but it was Emmetsburg earning a one-stroke, 175-176 win over Spencer, and Cherokee with a 180.

Emmetsburg’s Mike Myers took the runner-up medal honors with a round of 39 on the Spencer Golf and Country Club links.

After Myers, Nick Schany carded a 44, with Michael Pugh shooting a 46 along with Jake Jackson. Luke Jackson shot a 48 and Taylor Wegner added a round of 50.

In the junior varsity action, Emmetsburg finished second behind Spencer by a 185-211 margin, with Cherokee shooting a 261.

The E-Hawk JV scoring was led by Tyler Drost with a 48 and Brian Merrill shooting a 53. Lane VerMulm carded a 54, while Austin Bonnstetter shot a 56, Joel Kibbie shot a 57 and Cooper Hofstad shot a 58.

“We were able to overcome our jitters from Humboldt and turn in a respectable score on the back nine of Spencer,” noted Coach Freeman. “We were able to squeak out a victory over two very good teams this time.”

The win gives Emmetsburg a Lakes mark of 2-0 and an overall mark of 2-1.

Emmetsburg was scheduled to travel to Brooks National in Arnolds Park Monday to play Spirit Lake and Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference triangular.