For the first meet, Estherville Lincoln Central didn't do too badly.
With weather postponing the Midgets' first meet on Monday, ELC combined its Lakes Conference dual with Spencer and Cherokee with the annual ELC Invitational.
ELC's Tia Bernholtz led the field on the day, carding a 51 to win both the conference double dual and the invitation.
Tia Bernholtz tees off on the first hole of the season. The ELC top player carded a good first round with a 51 on her first nine holes.
EDN photo by David Swartz
"We are very happy for Tia winning the Invite," said ELC coach Kevin Richardson. "She shot a good score of 51 considering we haven't been outside and the weather this spring. She can be one of the better golfers in the conference if she can shoot consistent scores.
Emmetsburg won the invitational with a 212 followed by Spencer with 227, Harris-Lake Park with 231, ELC with 251, Spirit Lake with 256 and North Union with 281.
"Honestly I think our girls did well tonight," said Richardson. "It was still cold even though the sun was out and trying to play in this weather can be very trying. I thought for the first nine holes we shot this year that we did OK. Hopefully we can get some quality outside practice in and see where we can go from here. Britany (Busch) had a nice round. She was close to medaling but had a bad hole on number one."
Busch finished with a 61 while Lauren Moeller carded a 69 and Cattie Tvedt had a 70 for ELC's scoring.
Non-counting score was a 71 by Shelby Lappegard.
Concerning the Lakes Conference dual, Spencer came out on top with a 227 and ELC had 251. Cherokee did not have four scores with three golfers. Bernholtz medaled with a 51 while the Tigers' Maddie Boyd was runner-up with a 53.
Other ELC invite scores
Spirit Lake was led by Anne Butler's 60. Other counting scores were a 63 from Abby Goodenow, a 66 from Kristen Salzwedel and a 67 from Sydney Spies.
Non-counting scores were a 69 by Ellie Katzfey and a 77 by Callan Hinn.
Jalissa Irmiter led North Union with a 65 while Brittney Evans carded a 67. Also Becky Cronk shot a 73 and Jasmine Clausen had a 76. Non-counting scores were an 81 by Miranda Kollasch and an 82 by Taylor Christiansen.