• Keith Hjelle

Golfing Galore! Chargers Play Three Times in Five Days, and Another Meet Today


The Charger golf teams have been busy over the last five days, with three meets, beginning with a make up of the Conference Triangular last Thursday at Woodward. The meet was originally scheduled for April 9th, but the extended cool and wet weather caused a postponement.

In addition to the ACGC teams, teams from Panorama and host Woodward-Granger also participated. Panorama won the team title with score of 165 for its lowest four players, with W-G shooting 181 and the Chargers 234. McKlain Jorgenson was low man for the locals, as he shot a 56. He was followed by Nolan Wheatley and Seth Danker who each shot 59. Austin Hall was the fourth golfer to figure in the scoring with a 60. Eli Kading also shot a 60 while Spencer Grove had a 62.

The Chargers did not field a full team for the girls' meet, with Kena Baier, HaleySheeder, and Sally Jo Geckler the only competitors for ACGC. Baier had a score of 57, with Sheeder shooting a 66 and Geckler an 86 playing as a JV player. Panorama won the meet with a score of 218 followed by W-G with a 247.

On Saturday the Charger boys' made the short trip to Panorama for Hal Rossow Invitational that included ten teams. Carroll Kuemper and Panorama tied for top honors with scores of 336. The Charger linksters had a score of 470. Leading the Chargers was Jorgensen with a 110 over the 18 hole course. Others who figured in the scoring were Spencer Grove who shot a 117, Eli Kading who came in with a 119, and Casson Benson who had a 124. Also golfing for ACGC was Seth Danker and Nolan Wheatley sho shot 126 and 136 respectively.

Yesterday it was the Charger girls' turn on the challenging Lake Panorama course. Seven varsity teams competed at Panorama, with the Panthers taking the top prize with a 229 score. The Chargers finished 6th with a total of 297. Kena Baier led the ACGC golfers with a 63, followed by Moran Sheeder with a 72. Unnamed golfers (host school Panorama did not report their names) finished in a tie for third among the Charger golfers with scores of 81. Also golfing were Sally Jo Geckler who posted an 86 and Jessica Stringer who had a 93.

Following the girls'meet coach McGivney said, "Our scores are not reflecting the hard work and improvement I'm seeing in the girls' performances. The moments of pars, made putts, straight drives, and beautiful chips keep them coming back. Their forms are improving, but their confidence still waivers. it's a joy when something goes right, and their faces beam with a big smile."

The Chargers teams will continue their busy schedule today when they travel to Lakeview Golf Club near Winterset for a triangualr with Ogden and host Van Meter.


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