Two meet wins and three second place finishes rounded out last week for the Waconia girls’ golf team. The Wildcats kicked off the week by winning the front nine at Baker National Golf on May 13. With 189 strokes, the ‘Cats led second place Litchfield by seven.
Sophomore Meagan Rachey won the meet with 43 strokes, while junior Brittany Johnson golfed a 48, good enough for fifth place. Senior Jenna Lund and eighth grader Lauren McNulty also finished in the top ten, tying for seventh with 49 strokes. Sophomore Bridget Muehlberg and freshman Jade Scrimgeour also competed, both finishing with 68 strokes.
On the back nine of the same course, the Wildcats finished second to Litchfield. Rachey placed second overall at 40 strokes, while Lund (47), Johnson (49), and McNulty (50), finished 12th, 17th, and 19th, respectively. Muehlberg golfed a 58 on the back nine, while Scrimgeour finished at 60.
Hosting the conference teams at Island View on May 14, the Wildcats finished second to Litchfield by just three strokes (182-185).
Rachey won the meet (37 strokes), while Lund finished fifth with 46 strokes. McNulty golfed a 50 on the day, followed by Johnson (52), Scrimgeour (57), and junior Audra Thurman (62).
The week ended May 16 at New London-Spicer when the Wildcats finished second to Litchfield for the third time last week. Rachey was second at 39 strokes, while Lund (46) and McNulty (47) both finished in the top 20. Johnson finished with 49 strokes, followed by Scrimgeour (51) and Thurman (60).
With just two meets remaining this season, the Wildcats are sitting comfortably in second place in the WCC. Unfortunately, first place Litchfield is 105 strokes out of reach this season, but the ‘Cats lead third place Hutchinson by 62.
Rachey continues to lead the individual standings, 39 strokes over Litchfield’s Kennedy Sommerfeld. Lund is tied for ninth overall, just a few strokes out of seventh place. McNulty and Johnson are both within the top 20.
Waconia finished out the regular season with a win early this week at Dassel-Cokato on May 20 and 21. With 368 strokes, the Wildcats won the meet May 20, besting second place St. Michael-Albertville by five strokes (373). Rachey was the individual medalist with 76 strokes, nine over the second place competitors. Lund and McNulty both finished under 100, at 94 and 98, respectively. Johnson finished with 100 strokes, while Scrimgeour (104) and Thurman (126) also contributed to the Wildcat win.
The May 21 results were not available when this issue went to press.
All in all, head coach Dan Benham is content with the way the ‘Cats are playing at the end of the season.
“Another good week,” he said. “The girls have been playing good golf.”
The section tournament will be held June 3 in Jordan.
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