- Keith Hjelle
One Full Squad Out of Four in Girls/Boys Dual Golf at Avoca; Jorgensen Claims Top Spot
The Charger boys' golf team was the only team out of four that was able to field a full varsity squad on Tuesday in a girls/boys doubleheader at Avoca versus AHSTW. McKlain Jorgensen claimed medalist honors with a 47 on the nine hole course, as the Chargers totaled 212 strokes for the top four golfers. Spencer Grove followed with a 51, while Eli Kading had a 51 and Seth Danker a 62. Nolan Wheatly and Austim Hall carded a 63 and a 74 respectively. Junior varsity player Casson Benson also had a 74.
Two Charger girls competed at the varsity level, with Kenna Baier netting a 58 and Haley Sheeder a 67. As neither varsity squad had a full contingency of players, no team winner was declared. On the ACGC JV team, Sally Jo Geckler had an 80, Jessica Stringer an 83, and Morgan Sheeder a 95.
"The boys showed improvement and I'm pleased with their efforts. They've been working hard to provide better performances and enjoy the game of golf, " Coach Lori McGivney commented. "McKlain Jorgensen took home a gold medal for first place overall and Eli Kading had a nice first round of competition.
"The girls reversed roles as I golfed two at the varsity level and were able to have Jessica, Morgan and Sally Jo play their first complete rounds of golf (at the junior varsity level). I'm proud of their persistance to improve while playing in a junior varsity competition," McGivney continued. "They hit the ball well but putting on faster greens proved challenging. Kena Baier continued to play well but not quite well enough to medal. She is really hitting the ball well, but had some difficulty convincing it to go in the hole. I see her pulling in even better numbers when her short game comes around."
The teams traveled to Atlantic on Thursday to face Ex-EHK and AHSTW. Results were not available at the time of this post.