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|Cal-Wheat golf teams split home dual with Midland|
By Ross Eberhart
Hosting a meet for the first time this season, the Calamus-Wheatland boys golf team made sure that home was plenty sweet during a dual with Midland, Monday afternoon.
The Warriors produced both the medalist and runner-up medalist rounds at the meet to down the Eagles 184-201.
"It was another cold and rainy night of golf, but the boys were able to shoot a season-best of 184 which is good to see," Cal-Wheat head boys coach Tim Wheeler said. "I know we are going to have to be in the 170s to really compete with the top teams, but I'm pleased with how we are progressing."
Leading the way for the Warriors again was freshman Austin Rickertsen, who clinched medalist honors again with a 38. The score was a season-best for Rickertsen, who has medaled in every one of Cal-Wheat's meets.
Earning second in the meet with a 47 was another Warrior, Brendan Williams, who also carded a season-low score.
Williams actually tied with another Cal-Wheat golfer for second - senior Austin Bumann also shot a season-best 47 - but won the tiebreak hole.
Cal-Wheat's final team score came from senior Seth Patterson, who shot a 52.
Mitchell Hintermeister added a 63 for the Warriors with Kirk Hamann rounding things out with a 64.
Playing at home was also an advantage for the Warrior girls team, which was able to cut off exactly 20 strokes from its season-opening performance.
Unfortunately for Cal-Wheat, the 256 it shot was still 10 strokes off of Midland, which brought home a victory.
Three different golfers shot 57s during the meet, including one Warrior - junior Lauren Heilig - who earned runner-up medalist honors at the meet.
Kylie Wilhelm was just three shots back of Heilig with a 60 to finish fourth, while junior Abby Perry took fifth at the meet with a 61.
The Warriors' final team score came from Vivianne Gustafson, who carded a 78. Brodi Bousselot, meanwhile, shot a 90 for Cal-Wheat.
The Warrior girls were back on the links a day later as part of a quadrangular hosted by Durant.
Cal-Wheat again improved from the meet before and the Warriors' 248 was good for third in the meet (West Liberty won the meet with a 208 - four strokes ahead of the hosting Wildcats; North Cedar was fourth).
Perry led the way for the Warriors with a 54 - a score that made her sixth overall - while Heilig added a 61.
Wilhelm chipped in a 64 for Cal-Wheat with Gustafson finishing off the team score with a 69 (Bousselot was just two strokes back of Gustafson with a 71).
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