Local golf squads square off in conference competition with good results
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
ML-WR boys claim Great River Conference crown
For the first since 2006, members of the Moose Lake-Willow River boys golf team can call themselves champions of the links.
Competing Tuesday at Cuyana Country Club near Aitkin, Minn., the Rebels dominated the field of competitors en route to the Great River Conference crown. They finished the 18-hole day with a total net score of 344.
Gabe Douglas, Jake Indihar, Brad Fossum and Stephen Gassert all carded scores in the 80s for the Rebels. According to Coach Steve Mokros, his boys are unbeaten on the season. While there are still a handful of conference duals remaining, his Rebels are finished and have already clinched the title.
“That’s the first time the boys have won in a few years,” Mokros said. “That course was tight and the greens were fast. They made some good choices and had great course management.”
The ML-WR girls placed fourth Tuesday with a final team score of 458. They were led by Sam Schaumburg, along with Kayla Larson, Maggie Unzen and Alexis Babcock.
“The kids played well,” Mokros continued. “I’m definitely proud of them.”
Cloquet Country Club hosts LSC meet
Last Wednesday the Cloquet Country Club played host to one of three annual Lake Superior Conference boys and girls golf meets.
Having played nine holes at Ridgeview Country Club already, the CCC welcomed a host of conference foes for another nine-hole meet, including Hermantown, Ashland, Duluth Central, Superior, Duluth Marshall and Proctor.
Hermantown won both the boys and girls divisions and were favorites for the conference crown at Wednesday’s 18-hole LSC final at Nemadji Golf Course as this edition of the Pine Journal went to press.
The Hawks shot a nine-hole final score of 149 for the boys last week, while they posted a 173 on the girls end. Cloquet was third for the boys at 164; the girls also came in third at 234.
Top individuals for the Lumberjacks boys were Eric Fryc, Karl Palmquist and Evan Sheff, while Arica Sheff, Rachel Morrison and Katelyn Litke led the way for the girls.