The Osceola Chieftain golf team is seeking consistency and last week it appeared that they are starting to get it. Osceola had a pair of meets starting with the Somerset Spartan Invitational, an 18-hole Invitational tournament held at Bristol Ridge. The Chieftains ended their week with a 9-hole Middle Border conference event held on The Links course in New Richmond.
Osceola placed fourth of eight varsity squads at Bristol Ridge coming in with a team score of 452. Prescott’s 396 was the best team score and Cardinal golfer Ava Salay had the best individual score with an 83. Chieftain Madi Link tied for the second best individual score for the day with an 89.
“The course played tough today with the pin placement and Bristol in general is a hard course for many,” Osceola coach Lisa Richert said. “We finished fourth today and that is a good day for us. Madi once again leading the pack for the Chieftains and Savanna (Nord) staying calm and playing on. She was pleased with her day.”
“My season has been going pretty well so far,” Link said. “I placed in the top five for all three of our invitationals. My conference scores are not quite where I’d hope they’d be. However I will be working to improve them over the next few weeks.”
Nord shot a 47 on the front nine and a 53 on the backside to finish with an even 100. Brooklyn Wegner was next in line for Osceola with a 123 and Amanda Steffen finished the course in 140 strokes.
“Brooklyn had a rough start but pulled it together and changed it around the second 9 of the game,” Richert said.
“One needs to perfect the idea of not worrying so much about her opponents but stay focused on making the par. The mindset of one’s game is huge.”
Osceola traveled to New Richmond to compete in their second Middle Border conference event.
The hometown Tiger team demonstrated that they will be tough to defeat this season as they cruised to their second straight MBC win. New Richmond finished 10 strokes ahead of second place Prescott. The Chieftains placed seventh as a team. New Richmond leads the conference standings by two points over Prescott with St. Croix Central currently holding down third place.
Link led the Osceola golfers shooting a 48 which was the seventh best individual score of the day of all gofers. Nord was the second best Chieftain golfer with a 60 followed by Wegner and Steffen who both carded 62s.