Warriors start golf season with victories

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Owen Hammersland and Makayla Erickson hold their medals, earned in the win over Postville at the Elkader Golf and Country Club on April 11. (Photo courtesy of Central Community School)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register


Central’s golf season got underway last week, with a girls invitational hosted by Clayton Ridge in Guttenberg on April 8th. As a team, Central shot a 504, finishing fourth behind East Buchanan, who won the meet with a score of 399, as well as Beckman Catholic in second and MFL MarMac in third place. 


Tessa Sylvester shot a 107, and led the Warriors with a ninth place finish. Makayla Erickson shot a 123 to finish 17th. Caitlin Druecker was 23rd after shooting a 136, Katie Royer finished the 18 holes with a 138 to place 25th, Brandi Herman shot a 146 to finish 26th and Jillian Finley was 28th after scoring a 158. 


On April 11, Central hosted Postville at the Elkader Golf Course, with both the boys and girls in action. 


On the girls side, Central posted a score of 222, beating Postville by 11 strokes. Erickson was the medalist with a final round 49, two shots better than second-place finisher Emily Timp from Postville, who shot a 51. Sylvester finished third with a 56, Gracie Kennicker shot a 57 to finish fourth, Druecker and Royer both shot a 60 to tie for sixth and Finley was 10th with a 65. 


The boys also took down the Pirates, their team score of 195 besting Postville by 45 strokes. Central swept the podium, with Owen Hammersland earning medalist honors with a 41, while Isaac Loan finished second with a 49. Marcus Evans shot a 52 to take third. Max Fettkether was fourth with a score of 53, Jake Hertrampf tied for sixth with a 57 and Keaton Klingman was seventh with a 58. 


The Warriors returned to the course April 15, versus West Central. Both teams will travel to NFV April 18. 

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