COLFAX, WI - The Spring Valley golf team continues to hold the lead in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference golf standings, despite finishing in second place last week in Colfax.

The Cardinals took first place in Mondovi on April 20th with a team score of 164. Valley was led by conference leader Tyler Leach with a nine-hole score of 35. The junior defending state champion in Division Three continues to lead the conference week-in and week-out.

Senior Zach Boisen shot a 41 while sophomore Josh Hannack and junior Tyler Konobeck each had very respectable scores of 44. Freshman Trevor Stangl had a 51 as the fifth golfer on the day.

Head Coach Matt Ducklow has been using a steady rotation for the fifth spot golfer for the season, but he kept Stangl on for the Cardinals next run in Colfax and Stangl produced well, improving his score to 48 at Whitetail Golf Course last Tuesday.

The team took second place with a score of 176, though Leach still took top honors with a dazzling score of 44.

“We struggled a little in Colfax,” Ducklow said. “The good news is we didn’t lose any ground in the conference standings.”

The second place team in the conference, Durand, took third place as Mondovi won their first meet of the season.

Rounding out the Cardinals scores were Boisen with a 44, Stangl with a 48 and Hannack with a 50. Konobeck had a 52 on the day as the fifth score.

Valley has a six-point lead going into the last couple of weeks of the season, so the conference title is theirs to lose if they choose.

“We need to play more consistent golf, but overall I have been very pleased with how we have been playing,” Ducklow said. “We just need to tune up a few things over the last couple of weeks and I think we will be right where we want to be.”

Ducklow has a target score in mind for the Cardinals.

“If we could shoot in the 165-170 range, that is a goal for us every time out,” Ducklow said.

The Cardinals last two meets, on April 26 and on May 1, were canceled due to poor weather, something that is always in jeopardy of happening. Valley hosts a meet today at the Spring Valley Golf Course and will also be scheduled to golf at Mondovi on May 8th and at Colfax again on May 10th.

There is a lot of golf left to play.