The Westby/Viroqua girls co-op golf team wrapped up the 2018 season competing at the WIAA Division 1 Regional hosted by De Forest High School and played at the par 72 Lake Windsor Country Club, Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The co-op team played short-handed with just three players available, two short of the official five-player team requirement for the event.
The trio of young, and still rather inexperienced golfers, turned in relatively similar scores, but recorded those scores in different, fashion according to Coach Heidi Hubatch.
VHS sophomore Alicia Stuber carded a team low individual score of 128, knocking seven strokes off her front nine 64, to finish with a 57 on the back. “Alicia had a few high holes, but she did finish strong, parring number 16 with a chip-in,” Hubatch said.
Emilie Brose, a WHS sophomore, also reduced her opening nine-hole score of 67, by seven strokes, with a 60 on the back nine, for a 127 total. Hubatch had this observation of Brose’s round, “Emilie was a little up and down and some mental fatigue set in.”
April Roth, a VHS junior, finished one-stroke behind Brose with a 128 (54/74) and Hubatch shared these thoughts about Roth’s day, “April was pretty consistent until the latter part of the day.”
“It was a long day of playing for the girls, with other girls (from teams) that they are not use to playing with,” added Hubatch. “We did not get a chance to play a practice round and I believe some of the creeks in front of the greens gave them a little trouble. The conditions of the course were not the greatest, it was pretty wet. This makes it hard to get a clean hit at the ball.”
Waunakee was the regional team champion with a 348. Madison West with a 357 was second, followed by Fe Forest 376 and Madison West 385, with all four of those teams advancing to sectional competition.