ARMSTRONG - Estherville Lincoln Central and North Union opened the season in a non-conference match in Armstrong on Thursday.
The Midgets' Tia Bernholtz took medalist honors with a 57, but the Warriors came out with the win-238-251.
NU's Ashley Laverty finished as runner-up medalist with a 57.
North Union Girls Golf Coach Carole Bernhard gives instructions at the start of Thursday’s meet with Estherville Lincoln Central at the Armstrong Golf Course.
Photo by David Swartz
Other scores for ELC were a 62 by Megan Brunskill, a 66 by Lauren Moeller and a 67 by Olivia Truog. Non-counting scores were 74s by Jordan Organ, Paige Stoliker and Suzy Anderson while Gracie Schnell shot a 77.
"The girls did a nice job for the first meet of the year," said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. "Tia was medalist picking up from where she left off last year. Megan had a great round with a 62; this is the first full nine holes and is great score for a first year player. The Armstrong course is a longer course for girls with four par five holes. The par fives are usually the tougher holes for the girls and they did a nice job on them."
For North Union, Tayler Mathine shot a 58, Katie Ortman shot a 61 and there was a choice of 62s from Maddie Schlitz and Linsey Irmiter for the final counting score. Other scores were a 68 by Brianna Schroeder, a 72 by Courtney Foertch and an 82 by Rebekah Bauer.
The ELC?girls are at Algona on Monday and home on Tuesday.