Girls Golfers on the Rise

After losing 5 of 6 varsity players from last year's squad, CFC looked to be in a rebuilding year this year. Instead, they surprised everyone by shooting a 196 in their first match, only 2 strokes off their best score ever.


    The Pirate girls played three straight days in the heat last week and put up some great scores.  On Monday the team hosted an invite and shot a 196, only two strokes off their team best score of 194 set last year. Arcadia won the event  with a 167, followed by GET with a 173.  Parity was the norm for the girls as all six shot between 47 and 52 and also all posted career best scores in competition. Elizabeth Olson was the team medalist with a 47, followed by Sara Bjorge and Taylor Thoeny at 49, Halie Cowell and Amber Cafferty at 51, and Rachel Laduke contributing a 52. The temperature hovered near 100 with the heat index pushing 110.

    On Tuesday the team travelled to Drugans for an 18 hole event, but the WIAA cancelled the second 9 due to the extreme heat. Amber Cafferty led the team with a 50 and they shot a 224 on the day. to finish in 11th place. Tomah's 178 edged conference rival, Arcadia, by 3 strokes to win the event, with Holmen coming in 3rd. Wednesday was the start of the conference schedule at Viroqua/Westby. Even though the team's 226 was it's best ever at the diffiicult course, they still missed finished 9 strokes behind host V/W to finish 4th. Arcadia beat GET by two strokes to win the event with a 182.  Taylor Thoeny was the top Pirate golfer with a 52, and was also named the conference's most outstanding putter on the day with only 17 putts.

The team plays next on Thursday at Ettrick.