SW senior Allanda Kriener looks to sink the putt. (Photo by Becky Walz)
SW senior Allanda Kriener looks to sink the putt. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Competing in their second meet in as many days, the South Winn girls’ and boys’ golf teams traveled to the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club to take on Clayton Ridge, splitting the day.

On the boys’ side, their 189-197 victory was highlighted by medalist Braden Lensing, who shot a career-best 37, on the par-36 course. Brady Hageman was one-stroke from earning runner-up honors as he finished the day with a 47. Brekin Tigges fired a 52, while Jacob Michels rounded out varsity scoring with 53. Additional linksters touring the course for SW were Shaun Klimesh (54) and Trey Kriener (56).

“Wind was a little bit of a factor on a course that has the potential for trouble and I think it showed with some of the scores. It was not an easy day to score. However, that makes Braden Lensing’s round especially noteworthy. Braden played exceptionally well, setting a career-best on a day and course that were tough,” said SW boys’ coach Michael Wenthold. “This was a good opportunity to provide a measuring stick against a similarly built team, and it was nice to see us come out on top.”

Despite three athletes shooting their lowest rounds of the season, the girls tallied 247 to the Eagles’ 208.

Recording a 55 was Makayla Hageman, followed by Sydney Becker’s 58. Presley Bushman came through with a 63, while Ruthie Frana completed the SW scorecard with 71. Others on the course were Kaitlyn Theis (73) and Helen Neuzil (88).

“The girls keep improving and it is just a matter of finding consistency as a team so that we can start posting respectable team scores,” said Lady Warrior coach Glenna Munuswamy. “Our ultimate goal is to peak at the end of the season as we head into tournament play.”

The Warriors compete next on Monday, April 15, against Postville at Tri-City Golf Club in Luana at 4 p.m. and host the Winneshiek County showdown with Decorah and Turkey Valley Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. at the South Winn Golf and Country Club near Calmar.