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Titans sweep Cornbelt titles on the links

Nine GTRA players, four North Union players earn all-conference

May 2, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

The Cornbelt Conference All-Conference Golf Teams were announced Thursday.

Under the new format this season, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire swept both the girls and boys conference titles.

There were two nine-hole conference tournaments and one 18-hole tournament and the average of those scores was taken to determine the top 12 golfers.

The Titan girls finished with 24 points followed by Harris-Lake Park with 19, West Bend-Mallard with 17, North Union with 12, Clay Central-Everly with eight and Corwith-Wesley-Luverne with four.

The Titans placed two players each on the first team and the second team.

Freshman Sara Harris averaged a nine-hole score of 52.7 while junior Kelly Harris averaged a 53.0 to make the first team.

Junior Carolin Koekenhoff averaged 53.7 and Destiny Akridge averaged 56.7.

Two North Union players made the second team. Marissa Doocy averaged a 56.0 while Brittany Evans averaged 56.7.

Five Titan boys earn all-conference

The GT/RA boys did even better with three players on the first team and two on the second.

The Titans finished with 22 points followed closely by North Union with 20, Corwith-Wesley-Luverne with 18, Harris-Lake Park with 11, West Bend-Mallard with nine and Clay Central-Everly with four.

GT/RA's Blaze Alesch, Kyle Dalen and Ethan Peterson all made the first team with nine-hole averages of 43.0, 43.7 and 43.7, respectively.

Jake Wegner and Tanner Naig made the second team with averages of 45.7 and 48.3, respectively.

Meanwhile, North Union's Sawyer Doocy had the best nine-hole average, 39.0 in the conference to make the first team.

Teammate Alex Deitering made the second team with an average of 45.0.

The complete all-conference teams are below for both boys and girls.

2013 Girls Cornbelt All-Conference Golf Teams

First Team

1-Macy Gunderson (H-LP) Avg 47.7

2-Jennalyn Thul (WBM) Avg 50

3-Heather Brown (WBM) Avg 50.7

4-Sara Harris (GTRA) Avg 52.7

5-Kelly Harris (GTRA) Avg 53

6- Cassie Gearhart (WBM) Avg 53.3

Second Team

7-Caroline Koekenhoff (GTRA) Avg 53.7

8-Mariah Gath (H-LP) Avg 54.7

9-Kara Hauswirth (CWL) Avg 55.7

10-Marissa Doocy (NU) Avg 56

T11-Destiny Akridge (GTRA) Avg 56.7

T11-Brittany Evans (NU) Avg 56.7

T11-Rachel Vellema (H-LP) 56.7

2013 Boys Cornbelt All-Conference Golf

First Team

1-Sawyer Doocy (NU) Avg 39

2-Andy Hauswirth (CWL) Avg 40.3

3-Blaze Alesch (GTRA) Avg 43

4-Josh Hilbert (CWL) Avg 43.3

T5-Kyle Dalen (GTRA) Avg 43.7

T5-Ethan Peterson (GTRA) Avg 43.7

Second Team

T7-Ryan Gembler (H-LP) Avg 45

T7-Alex Dietering (NU) Avg 45

9-Jake Wegner (GTRA) Avg 45.7

10-Brady Jensen (WBM) Avg 46.7

T11-Tanner Naig (GTRA) Avg 48.3

T11-Tanner Hiveley (H-LP) Avg 48.3



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