Three from golf teams named all conference

This article submitted by Mary Frandsen & Mackenzie Merrill on 5/20/97.

Girls golf. . .
The Lady Bulldogs consummated their season with a WCC meet at Melrose on May 12. The weather, once again, was distressing, as herculean winds swept throughout the course. Also, because of the fierce winter, there has been excessive damage to the fairways and greens. This leaves golfers with yet another challenge, to overcome all of the winterkill.

Despite all of the conditions, however the girls ended up placing fourth for the day, and fourth overall for the season. Mary Frandson placed fourth in the individual conference standings, and Lynn Stoneburner followed with a seventh place finish.

Lynn also led the team for the day with an outstanding score of 46. Rachel Larson was right up there with a score of 47. Mackenzie Merrill and Mary Frandson came in next, shooting a pair of 51's. Shannon Hartfiel and Becca Werlinger both had their lowest rounds of the season shooting a 56 and a 59.

Before the girls headed to Sub-Sections in Albany, Litchfield hosted an eight-team invitational, on May 16. Although the sun was shining, the wind once again played a factor. The Bulldogs played the back nine, which was hapless, because the wind was against them for the majority of the round.

Overall, the girls did a great job, and finished third.

Mary Frandson led the Bulldogs shooting a 44 and placing third individually at the tournament. Lynn Stoneburner shot a pleasant round of 46, and broke a tie to place fifth overall. Rachel Larson followed, shooting 49, and Mackenzie Merrill came in with her lowest round of the season, scoring a 50.

On Monday, May 20, the boys and girls varsity teams will travel to Albany for the sub-section tournament.

Boys golf. . .
On May 13, the boys golf team had a conference meet on home turf, at Koronis Hills. Unfortunately, the weather was not good. It rained and was also quite cold.

The boys finished in fifth place with 16 points. Sauk Centre was first with a total score of 160.

Jeff Meyer of Paynesville, tied for second with a score of 38. Eric Werlinger also had a great round, shooting a 42. James Gulbranson and Ryan Mackedanz were next with a 44 and a 45.

On Thursday, the boys had their final conference meet at Litchfield. Paynesville finished in fifth place with a total of 180 points. Jeff Meyer led the Bulldogs with a low score of 40. Ryan Mackedanz was second with a 45. Nathan Olmscheid and Eric Werlinger were next with a 47 and a 48.

Named all conference was Jeff Meyer. He had an outstanding season and finished sixth in the conference with an average of 39.33. The boys all had a great season, finishing fifth in the conference. They traveled to Albany on Monday for sub-sections.

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