Submitted by Coach Eric Harmon

BALDWIN, WI – Here are the B-W Girls Golf Team Results for this past week and a half beginning with Tuesday, September 12, at Amery.

The Amery golf course provides many challenges, a lot of hazards with water and out of bounds areas.  We played the back 9 holes at Amery, which is where longer and more hazards come into play.  Again, B-W players gave away a few too many shots, but still shot a respectable 208 score good for 2nd place to New Richmond's 185.  This was our best finish up to this point for conference points.  As of this report for the Amery match we were currently in 4th on the season, but only a couple points from 3rd, and 3 points from 2nd place. 

These are the Team Results for the Amery match: New Richmond 185, Baldwin-Woodville 208, SCC 213, Amery 215, Osceola 219, Somerset 223, Ellsworth 227, Prescott 230, Colfax 220 and SCFalls - incomplete team score! 

This is how it went individually for B-W team members: Hope Tiffany 46 - Good for 4th place on the day, still a bit on the high side for Hope.  She had a couple of hazard shots, which cost her score.  Her ball striking off the tee was good, and iron play was solid. Lindsay Burr 53 - Putting cost a few extra shots and a few hazard shots too.  Lindsay was better off the tee, and iron play was also pretty good.  Around and on the greens was a tough time today.  Emily McNamara 54 - Emily got into trouble on a couple of holes, which cost her score.  She had a few hazard shots too!  She was much better near and on the greens; she putted well today! Ashley Burr 55 - A very good round for Ashley, she has been improving a lot during the season; it was nice to see her stay in mid 50's. Her last 2 rounds have been in the 50's, so she is figuring a few things out and managing her game better.  She has been much better near the greens with chipping. Roza Emmert 72 - Roza had a tough time on a couple of holes with hazards, which really cost her score today.  She struggled, but kept battling and finished better with lower scores at the end of her round. 

We get another shot at Amery next week for the conference tournament. Tuesday, September 19 - all day 18-holes.  Points are doubled for all individuals and teams.  Currently Hope Tiffany is in the top 5 on the season, Emily McNamara is tied for 11th, and Lindsay Burr is tied for 15th heading into the final 3 matches of the conference season.  

Here are the Baldwin-Woodville results for our match on Friday, September 15.

The Team Results are: New Richmond 175, Ellsworth 191, Baldwin-Woodville 193, Saint Croix Central 195, Osceola 199, Somerset 205, Amery 206, Prescott 209, Colfax 231 and Saint Croix Falls 246.

The Medalist was Maggie Veenendall, New Richmond 37, 2nd place tied, Hope Tiffany B-W 42, Erica Feuerhelm Ellsworth, Alexis Fredericks Prescott and Ashley Swiggium New Richmond

Here are individual results from match last Friday, September 19. All teams/players seemed to enjoy the perfect weather last week and shot real good scores.  B-W was able to shoot our lowest of the season, a 193 good enough for 3rd on the day and 2 shots away from 2nd place.  New Richmond team has been very strong all season and already has clinched the conference title with 2 matches yet to be played this week.  Maggie Veenendall is the top player, with a slight lead over Erica Feuerhelm of Ellsworth.  Hope Tiffany is in the top 5, and Emily McNamara is in the top 12 for B-W players.

Individually for B-W: Hope Tiffany 42 - Her best round of the season to date, Hope was playing well today and very consistent off the tee.  It was nice to see her play well and post a good round, now she needs to continue this type of play to finish out the conference season and go into the tournaments with her A-game.  Hope tied for 2nd on the day and earned 9 conference points.  Emily McNamara 46 - Emily's best round of the season to this point, and she played well enough to be a little lower.  She had a very consistent day and hit a lot of good shots.  She has been getting better as the season has gone along, and is gaining confidence too.  Emily earned 8 conference points today. Lindsay Burr 50 - Lindsay played well, but had a couple of drives go out of bounds, so her score could have been much lower.  She was hitting her 3wood off the tee a long way today, which obviously is a good thing when it's in play. Lezlie Weyer 55 - Another good score for Lezlie and she had some nice drives today.  She is close to the high 40 to low 50 number.  She has back-to-back rounds in the mid 50's and is starting to hit her tee ball better than earlier in the season.  Ashley Burr 62 - Ashley struggled early and made some bigger numbers.  Late in her round she was much better with her adjustments and played better golf.  She has really improved this season and a low 50 round is still in her sights. 

Overall we continue to get a little better around the greens; everyone just needs to put a good round together on the same day and we will be right there for another regional title which is coming up in 2 weeks. JV plays at @ Ellsworth next Monday, September 25 for conference tournament. Varsity - Regional at B-W Pheasant Hills - Wednesday, September 27.

Middle Border Conference Results -Played at Amery on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Amery is a tough place to play, with the water in play on a lot of holes, and the winds were up, many scores were higher today.  Points were doubled today, which a couple players moved in the rankings, and the team totals separated a few too. 

Here are the Team Results: New Richmond 411, Ellsworth 431, Saint Croix Central 432, Amery 434, Baldwin-Woodville 435, Prescott 453, Somerset 459 and Osceola 460.

After the tournament: New Richmond has won the conference with total points, Ellsworth is in 2nd comfortably, Amery is 3rd, followed by Baldwin-Woodville 1 point behind, SCC three points behind B-W, Osceola, Somerset, Prescott round out the conference.  One match remaining at Ellsworth Thursday, September 21. 

Individually for B-W: Hope Tiffany 51-43 = 94 - A good day for Hope!  She was able to finish in 3rd on the day; only 3 golfers were able to shoot below 100.  Hope played well, especially on the back 9 holes; she ended the day with a birdie on 17 and a par on 18 after just missing a fifteen-foot putt.  She was good off the tee, and played better than her final score of 94.  Currently she moved up to 2nd on the season with one match remaining. Emily McNamara 51-60 = 111 - Emily played well on the front, but had a little trouble on the back side around the greens and putting.  She had a few hazard shots that hurt her score on the back.  Emily is currently tied for 10th with one match to go. Lindsay Burr 56-59 = 115 - Lindsay got off to a rough start on the first hole.  A bit of struggle most of the day for Lindsay, all parts seemed to be just a little off today.  But she kept battling and grinding out her round.  She is still tied for 15th on the season. Roza Emmert 57-58 = 115 - Roza shot a solid round, her 2nd best 18-hole round of the season.  She played pretty well all day, and improved from her last time at Amery on the back by over 10 shots.  A good round on a tough course. Lezlie Weyer 60-56 = 116 - Lezlie was solid today, played better on the back.  It was her first time playing at Amery.  She played good golf all day!  She tied her best 18-hole round of the season on a tough course! 

The match at Ellsworth on Monday was canceled; it will be played today - Thursday, September 21 at 4:15 p.m.  After the match All Conference points will be added up and medals will be handed out. 

Next week I will have those results to report.

Next week’s matches are: JV Conference Tournament at Ellsworth Monday, September 25 - All Day. Regional at Pheasant Hills - Wednesday, September 27 - All Day. Teams competing - Prescott, Luck/Unity, Saint Croix Falls first groups off - Second groups off - Osceola, Somerset, Saint Croix Central. Last groups of the day - Baldwin-Woodville, Ellsworth, Colfax and Amery.

It is wide open for the winner - 6-7 teams have placed above each other at different events this year.  If someone can shoot below 400, I think they will win the regional crown.  Baldwin-Woodville won the regional last year! 

GO HAWKS!

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