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Warrior boys, Rebel girls finish second at triangular
|Northeast senior Catrina Jargo attempts a putt from the fringe during a triangular the Rebels hosted Friday afternoon. Jargo finished third at the meet with a 57 and Northeast finished second as a team with a 275 — one stroke better than area counterpart Cal-Wheat.|
|Cal-Wheat freshman Austin Rickertsen drives the ball off the tee during a triangular hosted by Northeast, Friday afternoon. Rickertsen earned his second medalist honor in as many meets as he won a tiebreaker among five golfers who shot a 44. Photos by Ross Eberhart|
By Ross Eberhart
As if shooting well in the early portion of the season was not challenging enough, members of the Calamus-Wheatland and Northeast golf teams had another objective during Friday afternoon's triangular at Canyon Creek.
Both tasks were not exactly simple, thanks to temperatures that dipped into the 30s and a howling wind that gusted over 20 miles per hour.
Even with the circumstances, the biggest obstacle the Warriors and Rebels faced turned out to be the third team in the triangular - Lisbon.
Both Lion squads brought home titles at the meet, and by significant margins.
The two-time defending Big East champion Lisbon girls squad led the way with a 44-stroke victory. The battle for second, though, was much more interesting as the host Rebels held off the Warriors by just a single stroke (275-276).
Cal-Wheat and Northeast also were locked in a tight battle for second in the boys race. The Lions again led the way with 179 with the Warriors taking second with a 200 - three strokes better than the Rebels.
The Cal-Wheat boys also produced the meet's medalist as freshman Austin Rickertsen earned the honor for a second-straight meet.
Rickertsen was one of five different golfers to shoot a 44, but he earned the medal thanks to the best score on the tiebreaker hole (number two).
In fact, Rickertsen birdied the hole - his only birdie of the day - while also scoring a par on the ninth hole.
Joining Rickertsen with a 44 was Northeast sophomore, Levi Banowetz, who earned runner-up medalist honors by parring the tiebreaker hole (the other three 44s came from Lisbon, who recorded two double-bogeys and a bogey on the tiebreaker hole).
Along with his par on two, Banowetz joined Rickertsen with a par on the ninth hole.
Just two strokes behind one Banowetz was another, senior Shawn Banowetz, who shot a 46 for the Rebels.
Banowetz parred the second hole and added two more pars on holes four and five.
Also notching three pars at the meet was Warrior senior Seth Patterson, who finished six strokes behind Rickertsen with a 50.
Patterson carded back-to-back pars on holes two and three and was one of two golfers at the meet to have a par on the eighth hole.
Rounding out Cal-Wheat's team scores were Brendan Williams and Austin Bumann, who shot matching 53s. The former had three bogeys during his round with the latter adding two of his own.
Jacob Gustafson also broke 60 with a 59 - including a par on the ninth hole - while Mitchell Hintermeister finished right at 60 for the Warriors.
The Rebels' third score came from freshman Jarrett Sterk, who carded a 55 and only had two holes end with a score worse than a double bogey.
Senior Matt Hoffmann rounded out Northeast's team score with a 58, including a par on the fourth hole.
Trey Sullivan was just a stroke back of Hoffmann with a 59 (the sophomore joined Lisbon's Zack Darst as the only two golfers to par hole one), while Jared Isbell had a 61 with a bogey on the fourth hole.
Lisbon had both the medalist and runner-up medalists in the girls meet, but a pair of area players finished third and fourth.
Rebel senior Catrina Jargo took the former honor as she used a par on the ninth hole and a bogey on the third hole to card a 57.
Just two strokes back of Jargo was Warrior junior Abby Perry, who bogeyed three different holes (six, seven and nine) on her way to a 59.
Fellow junior Lauren Heilig added a 64 for the Warriors, while Northeast's Megan Petersen was just a stroke behind her with a 65.
Cassidy Jacobsen and Emma Bowman finished off the Rebels' team score at the meet with rounds of 76 and 77 respectively.
The Warriors received the exact same scores from Vivianne Gustafson and Brodi Bousselot (Jargo's two-stroke edge over Perry offset Heilig's one-stroke advantage over Petersen to create the final one-stroke margin for second), while also receiving a 78 from Kylie Wilhelm.
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