NRHEG girls golf edges USC by 1 shot

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 19, 2008

NEW RICHLAND &8212; Despite the blustery conditions some decent scores were shot Tuesday at Riverview Golf Course in a golf match between United South Central and New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva.

NRHEG boys won 199-218, but the contest between the girls&8217; teams were much closer &8212; one shot. NRHEG won 221-222.

USC&8217;s Kirsten Amberg&8217;s 48 led the girls, but the 55 shot by junior Brittni Wangsness put the Panthers in the lead by 1 stroke. With two golfers left, USC lead by 6. A 56 would tie and Wangsness came in with a 55. The girls seemed to fare better in the wind, as the three groups of girls outpaced the boys with all 12 girls finishing before the first group of boys.

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Alex Pederson of USC lead the boys scoring with 46 followed by Jon Kormann of NRHEG with a 47. Lots of double digits showed up on the cards especially on the longer par 4 No. 2 and both par 5s. Putting was extremely dicey. In the end the Panthers kept it together in the wind to wind by 19.