Lady Elks face uphill climb on links

Elkhorn Area High School junior Hailey Czubernat figures to play a key role for the Lady Elks this season. The girls have a tough challenge, as the Southern Lakes Conference is stacked with talented squads, notably Waterford and Union Grove. (Mike Ramczyk photo)

Elkhorn Area High School junior Hailey Czubernat figures to play a key role for the Lady Elks this season. The girls have a tough challenge, as the Southern Lakes Conference is stacked with talented squads, notably Waterford and Union Grove. (Mike Ramczyk photo)

By Chris Bennett

Correspondent

Growing pains and on-the-job training will be ongoing themes for the Elkhorn Area High School girls golf team this season.

The Elks are an inexperienced bunch, and are competing in a conference in which coach Steve Fisher said a few teams are already flexing their muscle early in the season.

“It’s going to be a challenge because the other schools in our conference are going to be tough,” Fisher said. “We definitely have our work cut out for us.”

The Elks finished seventh in the Taylor Clark Memorial Invitational Aug. 18 at Brighton Dale Links in Kansasville. Elkhorn’s top four posted a team score of 471.

Carlie Hanson led the Elks with a 100. Ava Greeley scored 116 and Ryley Rand scored a 120. Payton Ross tallied a 135 and Hailey Czubernaut finished at 136.

Waterford’s Taitum Beck won individual medalist honors (77). The Prairie School of Wind Point won the team title (343).

Union Grove finished second (356), Waterford third (373), Wilmot fourth (393) and Westosha Central/Shoreland Lutheran fifth (403). Badger finished sixth (408) and Burlington eighth (485).

The Elks finished at the bottom of their 14-team Elkhorn Invitational August 15 at Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn.

In the four-person scramble format Carlie Hanson, Emma Wolman, Czubernaut and Rand finished 13th with a score of 82. Payton Ross, Kendall Peak, Veronika Vigil and Ali Showalter finished 14th (96).

St. Catherine’s of Racine finished first with a tournament record of 61. Among SLC schools Waterford finished second (63), Union Grove third (64), Badger fifth (68), Westosha seventh (70), Wilmot ninth (73) and Burlington 12th (75).

The Elks finished eighth Aug. 15 in the Union Grove Scramble at Ives Grove Golf Links in Ives Grove. Elkhorn posted a team score of 185. Greeley & Hanson finished with a score of 85 and Grace Christian and Jena Jacobs finished at 100.

St. Catherine’s won the scramble (137). Union Grove finished second (139), Badger third (156), Racine Case fourth (160) and Wilmot fifth (170). Burlington finished sixth (173) and Oak Creek seventh (182).

Union Grove’s Sarah Schuster and Sydney Staaden won individual medalist honors (65).

 

 

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