E-S, C-FC battle at top of DC golf standings
If the beginning of the season is any indication, Cochrane-Fountain City and Eleva-Strum will be in for a season-long battle at the top of the Dairyland Conference golf standings, while Whitehall and Independence will be fighting behind them.
The season began with a couple of non-conference matches, both won by C-FC, then Eleva-Strum won the first conference match of the season in Cochrane last Thursday. Whitehall took third in both of the matches last week, while Independence was fourth.
The DC season continued on Tuesday of this week with a match in Strum, followed by a match in Osseo on Thursday.
NC Match at Osseo
The Pirates took the top spot, edging the Cardinals by four strokes while Whitehall finished third and Independence was fourth.
Matt Pulos and Keanu Estenson both shot 48 to lead Whitehall, while Drak Jurowski came in with a 50 and Mike Payne a 61.
Gabe Rombalski’s 42 was the second-best score in the match — behind medalist Nick Higley’s 35. Trent Servais shot a 62 for the Indees followed by John Roskos, 67 and Hunter Tulius, 68.
C-FC came in with a 186, followed by E-S at 190; Whitehall, 207; Independence, 239; Gilmanton, 264; Augusta 279 and A/P, 355.
DC Match at C-FC
E-S won the first conference meet of the season, topping the host by three strokes.
The Cardinals came in with a 169, followed by C-FC’s 172; Whitehall, 203; Independence, 217; Gilmanton, 239; Augusta, 251 and A/P, 302.
Poulos led Whitehall with a 46, one stroke better than Estenson while Jurowski came in with a 53, Kaiden Gaier scored a 57 and Payne shot a 60.
Rombalski’s 41 was the fourth-best score while Roskos came in with a 57, Servais a 59 and Tulius a 60.