Thursday, September 30, 2010

CMH Girls Golf -- 2nd at Regional

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Joers, Kettle Moraine win
Waukesha West sophomore gets ready for state title defense

By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent

NORTH PRAIRIE – Emily Joers is ready. If winning Classic 8 Conference Tournament medalist honors and the league’s Player of the Year award last week wasn’t enough to convince anyone that the defending WIAA state champion is definitely someone to contend with this season, a medalist 70 round at The Broadlands in a WIAA regional Wednesday might be.

And that’s very much unlike her freshman season when her first foray into WIAA tournament competition probably didn’t strike fear in anyone. “It’s definitely better feedback than last year when I shot an 82 in the regional,” the Waukesha West High School sophomore said. “That wasn’t good but it was a tough day – really cold – so I’m pretty happy with this since I came back after starting bogey, bogey today. It was nice to finish the front nine at even par and then making a few birdies – and one bogey – on the back nine.”

Her 70 on a cloudless, slightly windy day was four strokes better than her winning conference tournament round and was within one stroke of her seasonbest 69 earlier in the season at Wanaki. As is often the case, Catholic Memorial senior Isabella Lambert pushed Joers but settled for second at 71, and the duo will have at least one more battle in sectional competition as both teams advanced from the regional, which was won by surprising Kettle Moraine at 338. Memorial was next at 341 followed by the Waukesha co-op team, the Classic 8’s second-place team overall, at 345 and Mukwonago at 361...

...Freshman Lauren Klubertanz was next for Memorial, which was runner-up to Arrowhead in the conference tournament, with an 83. “We play well at this course. I’m trying to get the sectional site here,” Memorial coach Steve Plechaty said with a laugh. “I told the girls all they had to do is shoot their normal average (to advance) and they didn’t have to do anything special or super human but there is a little pressure because if you mess up a little it could be your last round of the year.

“This is what we’ve been building for all year and it’s good to see them deliver.” Lambert was “real pleased” with her 71, noting, “It’s my lowest round ever. I was really consistent with my approaches and I didn’t have any three putts.”

Photo credit: Kevin Harnack/Freeman Staff Catholic Memorial’s Maddie Quartaro chips onto the first green Wednesday.

To read the entire Freeman article, click here.

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