From the Rough

By Coach Steve Wegman


     The RRC Falcons Golf teams had a busy week this past week. We had meets on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with everyone on the squad able to participate on Thursday and Friday. 

    On Monday the Girls team traveled to Fulda for a triangular meet with Fulda and Murray County Central. The Falcons had a great day as a team with Jenna Smith and Alison Kircher tying for medalist with a score of 46. As a team the Falcon finished second to Fulda. Team scores for the match were; Fulda 210, RRC 227, and MCC 243. Also scoring for the Falcons were Jamie Gibson with a 67 and Jaycee Nelson with a 68.

    On Tuesday both the Girls and Boys teams traveled to Springfield for a triangular with Springfield and Cedar Mountain/Comfrey. The boys team finished a close third behind CMC and the Girls finished second to Springfield. Team scores for the boys were Springfield 153, CMC 185, and RRC 187. Girls team scores were Springfield 222, RRC 246, and CMC Incomplete. Scoring for the RRC boys were Cory Engen with a 44, Tyler Erickson with a 46, Collin Nickel with a 48, and George Rogotzke with a 49. The medalist for the boys meet was Dillon Schultz of Springfield with a score of 36. In the girls meet scorers for the Falcons were Jenna Smith with a 49, Alison Kircher 50, Jaycee Nelson 66, and Makayla Meier at 81. Medalist for the girls was Tiana Runck with a score of 42.

    On Thursday the Falcons finally were home with a match with Worthington with all squads playing. The RRC Boys came away with a victory and the girls came away with a moral victory. The boys defeated Worthington with a score of 182 - 189, and the girls shot a great round for our team but coming up short to a very solid Worthington squad by a score of 194 - 226. The boys were led by Collin Nickel and Tyler Erickson both carding a 44. Jordan Smith was close behind with a 45, and George Rogotzke shot a 49 to round out the scoring for the Falcons. The boy's medalist was Brady Barrie from Worthington with a score of 42. The Falcons girls team was lead by senior Jenna Smith with a 46. Alison Kircher was close behind with a 47. Rounding out the scoring for the Falcons were Jaycee Nelson 60 and Shelby Moreland 73. Medalist for the girl's meet was Kate Lesnar of Worthington with a 44. Also in the meet both our B and C Squad boys were able to compete with team scores of 210 for the B team, and 253 for the C team. Scoring for our JV were Jake Fredrickson 48, Cory Engen 49, Casey Engen 56, and Darren Kronbach 57. For the C Team Scorers were Zach Kircher 60, Jesse Polk 63, Carter Engen 64, and Tyler Pankonin 66.

    After a week of excellent weather conditions, nature got even with us as we hosted Springfield. Again we had all squads playing as we started early and walked fast as the skies opened up with rain and wind. The Falcons came up short in both boys and girls meets. Springfield won the boys meet by a score of 167 - 192 and The girls meet by a score of 229 - 258. The Scorers for the boys were Cory Engen 46, Collin Nickel 48, Tyler Erickson and George Rogotzke with 49. Medalist for the boys meet was defending State Champion Dillon Schultz with a 1 over par 37. For the girls team our scorers were Jenna Smith 49, Alison Kircher 55, Jaycee Nelson 73, and Makayla Meier 81. Medalist for the girls was Tiana Runck of Springfield with a score of 41. Again our JV and C squads played. Scoring for our JV were Casey Engen 50, Skyler Vold 56, Jesse Polk 57, and Darren Kronbach with a 63. For the C squad scorers were Tyler Pankonin 54, Adam Knorr 59, Carter Engen 60, and Cole Baumann 63.

    This next week our schedule lightens up considerably as we finish out April. On Tuesday the Jr High golfers travel to Adrian for a Jr High Tournament. On Thursday both boys and girls travel to Westbrook to play WWG. On Friday the boys host Hills/Beaver Creek at Farmers Golf and Health Club in Sanborn. We look forward to a week where we can work on problem spots in everyone's game and start gearing up for the month of may and the end of season tournaments. We have had an excellent season as far as weather goes and many of the courses are in the shape they are at the end of May, especially our home course in Sanborn which is in excellent playing condition. We hope to continue to improve and make a statement at the end of the season. Good luck to all of our golfers, Go Falcons!