THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marines Finish Fifth at NEC Conference Match
Tournament at Wander Springs River and Garden on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Marinette taking fifth of nine teams.
Mariah Chenier shot a 99, Kailyn Chenier carded a 106, as did Auburn Waloway, and Cerina Grawey shot a 117.
"We improved a little from last year's conference tournament," Marinette Coach Charlie Seim said. "In my three years coaching, the first nine holes has bitten us and we have to battle back each year. The girls mentioned to me that they've never played in conditions this windy before." The tough conditions made it a mental grind for the players.
This year was no different, he said, as "we struggled with handling the wind on the first nine, then felt more comfortable on the back nine."
Other than struggles on the front nine, it was a mixed bag for the Marines. Mariah Chenier "got off to an uncharacteristic start, but hung in there and made a few pars early in the back nine to get her back on track," Seim said.
Kailyn Chenier hit the ball fairly well, but her short game was off, while Grawey relied on her short game throughout the day, Seim said. He also added that Waloway was affected by strong winds, hitting good approach shots that went wide due to the elements.
Seim said his team is looking forward to regionals Wednesday, Sept. 27.
For Oconto Falls, Kiara Spillane carded a 117, Payge Strenn shot a 120 and Megan Richter finished with a 132.