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Marshall boys’ golf topples JCC; girls finish in 2nd

April 18, 2012
Marshall Independent

The Marshall boys golf team shot a total of 154, defeating Jackson County Central by 21 strokes on Tuesday in Jackson, while the girls fell to the Huskies, 185-210.

The Tiger boys were able to bunch up their scores with Max Deutz and Brent Haukom both shooting 38s, while Marcus Holmberg and Matt Bennett each shot 39.

"It was a decent day. The course was in good condition," said Marshall boys coach Allen Lucht. "The scores are still not where I want them, but they jelled together, the top four. It's a lot better, but if we keep lowering that, we'll be fine."

Marshall was able to overcome tough greens to walk away with the win.

"The problem on this course is there are a lot of slanting greens, and if you don't catch the cup from the side where you have a break, it won't go in. There are a lot of rim-outs," Lucht said. "The kids made a few birdies, but it was where they hit it. They hit it pretty close sometimes."

The Tiger girls were unable to overcome four scores under 50 from JCC in the dual.

Jessica Blanchard led Marshall with a 47, but she was the only golfer under 50 for the Tigers.

"(JCC's) short game was probably better than ours. The greens here are really small and we didn't hit very many in regulation," said Marshall girls coach Nancy Blanchard, "so there's a premium on chipping and we didn't chip well. They did and they putted quite well."

Kirsten Webskowski shot a 51, while Hanna Peterson and Sarah Vogl shot 55 and 57, respectively.

"We had mid-50's and that's unusual for us. We usually play better than that," Blanchard said.

In junior varsity play, the Marshall boys won 194-205. Matt Christianson paced the Tigers with a 42. The girls fell 242-276. Lizzie Archbold shot a 57 to pace the girls' junior varsity.

The Tiger boys will be in action again on Friday when they open a 36-hole invitational tournament at the Ridges at Sand Creek at Jordan.

"We have to shoot like this or better (at the Ridges). We can't shoot above this, we have to keep ourselves down to have a good showing there," Lucht said. "It's all good teams from all over the state that are playing there. We are going to have a pretty demanding Friday and Saturday."

On Saturday, the Marshall girls will travel to Mankato where Mankato East and Mankato West will co-host an 18-hole invitational tournament.

"We have to get these scores down a bit lower," said Blanchard. "We need to practice the little things, practice the basics again."

Boys Team Scores: Marshall 154, JCC 175

Marshall Individual Scores: Max Deutz 38, Brent Haukom 38, Marcus Holmberg 39, Matt Bennett 39, Bo Erickson 44, Alex Buysse 44.

Girls Team Scores: JCC 185, Marshall 210

Marshall Individual Scores: Jessica Blanchard 47, Kirsten Webskowski 51, Hanna Peterson 55, Sarah Vogl 57, Ali Pogatchinik 59, Laura Mitlyng 61.

 
 

 

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