Golf teams do well at conference meets

This article submitted by Mary Frandson & Mackenzie Merrill on 05/13/97.

Girls golf. . .
The girls golf team headed to Long Prairie on Monday, May 5, for their fourth WCC meet of the season, and took fourth place with a score of 205.

Again, the girls faced exceptionally strong winds, which had a tremendous affect on the flight pattern of the ball on numerous accounts.

Lynn Stoneburner and Mary Frandson led the Bulldogs with a pair of 47s, and Rachael Larson followed with a 53. Mackenzie Merrill came in next shooting a 58.

WCC tournament
Friday, May 9, the girls hosted a WCC meet at Koronis Hills Golf Course. Slight wind and moderately warm temperatures made up the forecast for the evening.

Paynesville's own Rachael Larson shot a phenomenal round of 42, taking medalist honors. Her score and Lynn Stoneburner's 46, were two key scores helping lead Paynesville to a second place finish with 189. Scoring next for the Bulldogs was Mary Frandson with a 49. Mackenzie Merrill followed shooting a 52, which also helped contribute to the Bulldogís placing.

Shannan Hartfiel had her best round of the season shooting a 57, and Becca Werlinger was next with a 60.

Monday, May 12, the girls travel to Melrose for their last WCC meet of the season.


Boys golf. . .
On May 2, the boys golf team traveled to Sauk Centre for a conference meet. Unfortunately, weather conditions were terrible. It was cold, windy, and rainy the whole afternoon.

Sauk Centre, who was not bothered by the weather, took first place with a total score of 150, and Paynesville finished in fifth place with a total of 181.

Jeff Meyer led the Bulldogs with a great score of 38. Eric Werlinger and Ryan Mackedanz were next with 47s and Ryan Wall shot a 49.

Benson Invitational
Next, the boys traveled to Benson for an 18-hole invitational. Twenty-four teams were present. Weather conditions were warm and windy.

Albany finished in first place with 307 points. Sauk Centre was next with 321 and Litchfield was third with 323 total points. The Paynesville Bulldogs finished in 18th place with 366 points.

Eric Werlinger had a great two rounds with a total score of 89. Nathan Olmscheid was next with a 90. Jeff Meyer had a 92 and Ryan Mackedanz had a 95.

Melrose meet
The boys had one more conference meet for the week. It was held at Melrose on May 6, on a perfect day for golf. The sun was shining and the temperature reached 70.

The Paynesville Bulldogs had a great day. They finished in fourth place with a total of 161. Eric Werlinger led the team with an outstanding round of 37. Jeff Meyer was in close second, shooting a 38. Ryan Mackedanz shot a 42 and Nathan Olmscheid a 44.

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