Thursday, October 3, 2013

CMH Girls Golf still in the hunt

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Catholic Memorial keeps state chances alive


NORTH PRAIRIE – “A fighting chance.”


That’s how Catholic Memorial High School girls golf coach Stave Plechaty assesses his team’s chances of a WIAA Division 2 state tournament berth after his Crusaders posted a secondplace 364 total in a regional tournament at the Broadlands Golf Course on Wednesday.


“We’ll probably have to shoot something in the 350s to have a chance so we’ll have to take off maybe a dozen strokes, but that gives us a fighting chance,”
 Plechaty said.

Senior captain Lauren Klubertanz paved the way to that chance with a 77 that gave her runner-up status behind Sienna Chapman (70) of Racine Prairie in the medalist standings.


Regional champion Prairie School of Racine will be the sectional favorite at Twin Oaks Golf Course in Denmark, and third-place Denmark, which finished nine strokes behind Memorial on Wednesday is expected to
 be a top contender on its home course as well. 

Memorial’s scores have fluctuated a lot with Heyrman also competing on Memorial’s volleyball team and splitting time in the two sports.


But she’s around for the tournament series.


“We’ve been averaging in the 400s without one of our players and with her we improved to 361 in conference,” Plechaty said. “We’ve made slow but steady progress. Credit the girls for hanging in there.”


Klubertanz finished second despite injuring her wrist on her sixth hole.


“I’m happy that we can compete together another time and that we had one of our lowest scores of the year,” Klubertanz said.


“It wasn’t my best round, but I was a little surprised I was able to keep my round in the 70s with the wrist.”


– Tony Mooren, Freeman Correspondent
 

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