RC golfers face tough conference competition

By Victoria Dahlin—

Last week the Rush City boys and girls golf teams went up against strong teams in the Great River Conference with Taylor Schellbach medaling.

The teams first competed April 23 at Moose Lake Golf Course where the Rush City boys totaled 217 to Moose Lake/Willow River’s 147.

Dylan Fessenden carded 42, Eddie Johnson 54, Sam Gilbert 59, Alex Enns 62 and Brandon Henricks 62.

The Tiger girls came in with 247, while the Rebels had 204.

Taylor Schellbach scored 47, Brea LeMon 56, Sara Johnson 60, Alice Schweigert 84 and Allissa Thayer 85.

“The boys were going up against a tough team in MLWR,” said Coach Jeremy Albright. “But we gained valuable experience for our young team. I was happy to see all of our boys shot either lower or the same compared to our last meet. Our girls were in the same boat. We aren’t as experienced as these other teams, but the only way to get that experience is to get out there and play.”

Last Thursday the teams hosted Mille Lacs (Isle/Onamia) at Bulrush Golf Course with the Tiger boys ending with 230 while the Raiders had 164.

Fessenden finished with 41, Connor Bergman 62, Nick Schmidt 63, E. Johnson 64 and Gilbert 65.

The Tiger girls team was incomplete, so forfeited to the Raiders who scored 249.

Schellbach carded 51 and was the medalist, while LeMon totaled 54 and S. Johnson 63.

“The boys faced the two conference favorites this week,” said Coach Albright. “Dylan Fessenden shot his low score of the year. The girls did not have enough scores to qualify for a team score, but I think all three of the girls that did play, shot pretty well, especially considering it was a pretty windy day.”

The Rush City boys and girls golf teams will host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars at Bulrush Golf Course at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 3 before traveling to face the Aitkin Gobblers at Cuyuna Country Club at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7.

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