Tiger girls unable to top Indians

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SPIRIT LAKE — Spencer’s golf girls saw Spirit Lake for the third time this season Friday night during non-conference double dual action featuring Sheldon at Okoboji View Golf Course. The Indians, led by Spanish exchange student Marta Povar’s medalist score of 38, once again bested the Tigers with a score of 186 to Spencer’s 196. Sheldon carded a 225.

“All things considered, tonight wasn’t too bad. Obviously it was chilly, but it’s nice to get a meet in,” Spencer girls golf coach Marc Bruning said. “We played pretty well. It was 45 degrees with a little breeze, and they went out there and battled. That’s all I can ask. We got it under 200, so that’s always nice, and we cut the gap with Spirit Lake.”

Spirit Lake’s Marissa Weeks took the runner-up medal with a 44.

The Tigers were led by a 46 from Julia Feldmann, rebounding from a difficult outing in Le Mars Monday.

“Julia bounced back. She was obviously really disappointed in her performance the other night. She had a good night of practice last night and bounced back in a big way tonight,” Bruning said. She still wasn’t quite on her game, but it was better and she battled to get it back to a 46. That’s good to see.

Jadyn Allen joined her in the 40s with a 49 while Chloe Baker’s 50 and Riley Pohar’s 52 rounded out the Tiger scorecard.

“Jadyn’s had two consecutive rounds in the 40s. That bodes well for us for sure as she continues to get her confidence back,” Bruning said. “Chloe was Chloe. She’s always going to give you a counter. She’s just solid.

Brenna Nelson and Christina Mueggenberg each turned in non-counting scores of 54.

“It’s good to see our five and six rounding into form. Brenna is getting a lot more consistent and down where we need her to be. Christina tonight with a 54, that’s awesome, and that’s with her having a few bad holes,” Bruning said. “I thought everyone did a real nice job considering the weather and everything else. Kudos to the Indians. They’re a heck of a team.”

Spencer is now 5-3 overall and remains 4-2 in Lakes Conference dual play. They’re scheduled to return to play Monday at Spencer Golf and Country Club against Algona and Emmetsburg since Saturday’s Carroll Kuemper Invite has been canceled.

If Monday’s dual gets railroaded by weather, the Tigers will next play Tuesday at SGCC for conference competition against Storm Lake and Western Christian.

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