Marinette Girls Capture Oconto Falls InvitationalIssue Date: September 12, 2019
The Marinette Marines got back to their winning ways on Monday, topping the 10-team field at the Oconto Falls Invite at River Island.
The Marines shot a 392 as a team, with Wrighstown's 405 the second-place finish of any team.
Marinette was led by invite medalist Auburn Waloway, who shot a 91. Lindsey Wingender shot a 98, Cerina Grawey carded a 100, Dalanie Langlois finished with a 103 after a 47 on the back nine and Hannah Chenier carded a 114. All four of the scoring Marines finished in the top ten.
"The girls really brought it today and relied on their individual strengths to lead them to quality rounds, which enabled us to pick up the win," coach Charlie Siem said. "As a coach, the exciting part is to see how much more we can improve on certain areas of the game, yet still play well and pick up a win over good competition. They had a very good attitude today and know now that if they can hang in there, they're going to be right in the thick of things in any competition they're in."
Oconto Falls shot a 441 overall, led by three golfers with 110 each: Grace Lemorande, Danielle Darby and Kearra Champeau. Kaylee Sadowski finished with a 111. Carli Fischer shot a 129.
Denmark Tops Marinette
at Little River Triangular
One day after shooting a 200 at Riverside Golf Club to best Luxemburg-Casco by a stroke, the Marinette Marines shot a 207, coming up short of Denmark, which shot a 200 to win a triangular over the Marines and Oconto Falls Panthers who finished with a 229.
Marinette got a 48 from Lindsey Wingender, the second lowest score of the day. Denmark's Caitlyn Duckart was the top golfer of the day with a 47.
Marinette coach Charlie Siem praised the work Wingender has put in over the years to make 48 her average score. Her top total so far this year is a 44 at Mid-Vallee.
Auburn Waloway and Cerina Grawey shot 51 apiece, but the Marines were just missing that fourth score near 50 to send them over the top.
"I think all of us were hoping for an improvement from yesterday, not that 200 is an awful score by any stretch but the girls normally play well at Little River," Siem said. "We were all looking at the scores and everyone is pretty bunched up and that's what it takes is another score where those ones are to keep you there."
Dalanie Langlois shot a 57 and Viktoria McQueeney shot a 59 for Marinette.
For Oconto Falls, Kaylee Sadowski shot a 52, Grace Lemorande carded a 56, Morgan Blazek shot a 59, Kearra Champeau finished with a 62 and Carli Fischer rounded out the Panther scores with a 64.
Marines Edge Spartans
at Riverside Triangular
It took four consistent performances for the Marinette Marines to best Luxemburg-Casco at Riverside Golf Club on Thursday.
For Marinette, Cerina Grawey and Lindsey Wingender carded 49 each, one away from a medalist spot. Auburn Waloway chipped in a 50 and Dalanie Langlois shot a 52. All finished in the top tier of golfers at the triangular, with Marinette finishing at 200 total strokes, one better than Lux-Casco. Fox Valley Lutheran shot a 244 as a team.
"They've all been kind of mid 40s, upper 40s, low 50s. That's not bad," Marinette coach Charlie Siem said. "As the year goes on, we like to see them come down a bit, but it's good competition for them and with them shooting those kinds of scores, they're always going to be hanging around, so that's the good thing is they rarely get to where they shoot way above that. They're all steady golfers and I'll take that more often than not."
Katie Mielke rounded out the Marine scores with a 64.
Lux-Casco's Julia Ihlenfeid shot a 48 to finish a shot better than three other golfers, including two Marines.
Siem described Riverside as a tough course, but credited his team's performance to keep scores fairly low.
"You always expect scores to be a little higher there," he said of Riverside. "They hung in there, they fought hard and I think the advantage for us is playing for greens similar in speed to what Riverside normally is, which is mowed pretty well. They limited their big mistakes, and this time of year, you can live with a 200 there. Usually that'll kind of get the job done there."
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