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Golfers 2nd at BRC opener

Wildcat golfers Anna Cernohous, Hannah Harper, Makaylin Harer, Emma Vik and Jaden Woiwode have some fun viewing last Monday's solar eclipse after competing at the Eau Claire Memorial Invitational last Monday, Aug. 21, at Wild Ridge Golf Course in Eau Claire. Photo courtesy of Colleen Sowa

Anna Cernohous and Hannah Harper each finished in the top five to lead the Wildcat girls golf team to a second place finish at the first Big Rivers Conference meet of the season Monday, Aug. 28, at the River Falls Golf Club.

Cernohous tied for fourth with a 9-hole score of 46 and Harper was right behind in fifth with a 47 to help the Cats to a team score of 201, ten strokes behind first place Eau Claire Memorial and 10 strokes ahead of third place Chippewa Falls.

Emma Vik and Makaylin Harer each posted scores of 54 to round out the Cats' team total. Lexi Meade of Eau Claire Memorial earned medalist honors with 38.

Last week the Cats traveled to Wild Ridge Golf Course in Eau Claire, where Harper fired an 18-hole score of 80 to lead the Cats to a second place team finish. The team also had a chance to take in the view of the rare solar eclipse.

"We had lots of fun playing a round while watching the eclipse pass by," head coach Colleen Sowa said. "Eau Claire Memorial had the appropriate eye glasses for each group so they could take in the sites. Everyone was in great spirits and we all played well as a team."

The Cats also got in a few rounds at Mill Run and New Richmond last week.

"We were able to get eight different girls into these two competitive varsity matches," Sowa said. "New Richmond was a good test for us to see how we did at a course that many have never played before. This is where regionals is going to be held, so it was important to learn the course as we played."

The Wildcats played a 9-hole BRC match at Lake Hallie in Chippewa Falls Tuesday, Aug. 29, and will visit Mill Run in Eau Claire for a BRC match Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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