Better late than never

Much like their track counterparts, the LMCS boys and girls golf teams had much of the first month of the season wiped out due to weather and course conditions, and now—one week before conference play—are finally hitting the links.
Traveling to New Hampton last week, the girls found themselves on the short end of a 168-224 score, but saw five girls (Claire Grothe-48, Ale Groe-57, Audrey Casperson-58 and Hannah Hanson and Hannah Evenson-61) finish in the top 10 on the night.
Team Scores/New Hampton
New Hampton 168, Lake Mills 224
Individual Scores
Claire Grothe    48
Ale Groe    57
Audrey Casperson    59
Hannah Evenson    61
Hannah Hanson    61
Kendell Kirschbaum    80
Several nights later, they traveled to West Hancock and took home second, shooting a 230, with Claire Grothe leading the way, firing a 49 to finish third individually.
Team Scores/West Hancock
GHV 222, Lake Mills 230, West Hancock 245
Individual Scores
Claire Grothe    49
Audrey Casperson    57
Ale Groe    58
Hannah Evenson    66
Christina Carter    75
Bianca Singelstad    75
Wrapping up the week, the girls played in an 18-hole outing at Clarion on Saturday, finishing seventh.
Claire Grothe broke 100, shootting a 98 to lead the team in scoring.
Team Scores/Clarion
Clear Lake 393, Humdoldt 404, GHV 415, CGD 430, Algona 449, West Hancock 456,  Lake Mills 461, PAC 473
Individual Scores
Claire Grothe    98
Audrey Casperson    118
Hannah Hanson    121
Kendell Kirschbaum    124
Christina Carter    130
Bianca Singelstad    140
After having their first seven meets cancelled or postponed, the boys traveled to Jewell last Thursday for their first meet of the season.
“Being their first round of golf this year, while the other two teams had already played meets,” did not make for a fun evening for the boys, who struggled and finished third. “The strong west winds did not help,” Coach Lyle Thomson added.

Team Scores/South Hamilton
South Hamilton 183, Belmond-Klemme 206, Lake Mills 214
Individual Scores
Casey Hanson    49
Andrew Mannes    50
Lane Abele    57
Jimmy Gallardo    58
Alex Martinson    58
Elijah Stene    81
The boys once again battled a strong wind in their second outing of the season, but managed to move up a notch in the standings, finishing second at the West Hancock triangular.
Andrew Mannes led the way with a round of 46.
Team Scores/West Hancock
GHV 182, Lake Mills 196, West Hancock 214
Individual Scores
Andrew Mannes    46
Casey Hanson    49
Alex Martinson    49
Peyton Severson    52
Nate Orban    53
Finishing the week with an 18-hole tournament, Coach Thomson noted that the play of his team was “much improved.”
The top five golfers managed to break 100, as the team finished the day third, out of six teams competing. They were led by an 87 from Alex Martinson.
Team Scores/West Hancock
CGD 322, GHV 346, Lake Mills 360, Belmond-Klemme 385, Eagle Grove 393, West Hancock 405
Individual Scores
Alex Martinson    87
Casey Hanson    89
Jimmy Gallardo    91
Peyton Severson    93
Austin Leibeg    96
Jack Ramaker    112

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