Lynx golfers aim for lower scores in upcoming matches
April 17. 2012 12:42PM
Strong winds proved to be the challenge for the Lady Lynx golf team Tuesday in triangular action at Brookings against the host Bobcats and Sioux Falls Lincoln.
The Lynx girls finished third as a team, with Lincoln winning the match.
“The girls battled through some very tough conditions today,” said Lynx head coach Craig Nelson. “We had gotten a little spoiled with the weather so far this year, but this was a good test for us on a difficult course.”
Brandon Valley’s best effort came from Chantel Paul, who carded a 48 on the front nine and followed up with a 53 for seventh place. Teammate Alana Christianson shot a 49 on the opening nine and tacked on 55 strokes in the follow-up round to tie for 10th place. Janae Paul and Kaila Kuehn offered totals of 107 and 109 to tie respectively for 13th and 15th places. Hannah Johnson and Jeanna Brandsrud round out the scoring for Brandon Valley with a 119 and 131, respectively.
Although the Lynx came in third as a team, Nelson is optimistic the girls have the skills to improve as the season marches on.
“Our goal is to have four girls be able to shoot under 100 by the end of the year, which means each girl needs to find a way to trim five or so strokes off their score,” Nelson said. “With a little extra work on chipping and putting I think we can get there.”
Lincoln’s Abbie Grevlow was the medalist. She carded a 78.
This Friday, Brandon Valley competes in the Yankton Invite.
Team scores: S.F. Lincoln 345, Brookings 404, Brandon Valley 421.
Lady Lynx scores: 7.) Chantel Paul 48-53=101; T10.) Alana Christianson 49-55=104; T13.) Janae Paul 53-54=107; T15.) Kaila Kuehn 53-56=109; T17.) Hannah Johnson 60-58=119; 18.) Jeanna Brandsrud 68-63=131