CW golf, Hasehuhn

Chetek-Weyerhaeuser sophomore Lauren Hayes finishes a short putt during a match against Ladysmith on Sept. 7. Improved golfing from Hayes, Emma Haselhuhn, Abbie Kane and Wren Candler helped propel the Bulldogs to wins over Northwestern and Cumberland during the Hidden Greens Invitational.

The 2021 Chetek-Weyerhaeuser girls’ golf team completed a busy week of two conference matches and the Hidden Greens Invitational in Solon Springs defeating the Cumberland Beavers and Northwestern Tigers at the Invite.

The week started with a home match against Ladysmith on Sept. 7.  The Lumberjills are led by the third Wallin sister to star for their team—Michelle, who leads the conference in points this year. She shot a 46 to lead all scoring.

C-W sophomore Emma Haselhuhn continued her improved play for the Bulldogs as she shot a 52—her best round at Sioux Creek Golf Course—tying Ladysmith’s Rachel Kostka for second place in the meet. Sophomore Lauren Hayes had a near chip-in while fellow sophomore Wren Candler had her first par of the season.

The Lumberjills prevailed in this match.

The girls next travelled to Hidden Greens Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 9. Scores below 120 for the tough 18-hole course are considered to be good golf for most players. Treacherous greens make putting an extreme challenge and narrow fairways gobble up errant tee shots.

Senior Abbie Kane, Haselhuhn and Hayes all navigated the front nine with scores in the 50s, playing their best golf of the year. The strong golf led to the Bulldogs defeating Cumberland and Northwestern and narrowly losing to Luck-Unity-Frederic. It was the first time in recent memory that a Bulldog golf team has defeated the Tigers, especially on a course that could be considered a home course for the Northwestern Tigers.  

On Friday, Sept. 10, the C-W golfers completed an exhausting week with a trip to Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Barron. It is great to see Heart O’North legendary golfer John Yamada managing the course at Rolling Oaks.

Haselhuhn shot her career-best with a great round of 49. After starting slowly, Emma finished with six bogeys and a par.  Kane had two bogeys and a double bogey while Candler had two pars on her round.  

Five seniors make up the Barron roster and experience and commitment have led to vast improvements over the years. Kami Zurn shot 42 with birdie on a hole and was followed by Brooke Vergin with a 44 as the Bears won the match.  They look to be solid contenders for top honors in the conference this year.

This week the Bulldogs hosted Luck-Unity-Frederic on Tuesday, Sept. 14, and travel to St. Croix Falls on Thursday, Sept. 16. C-W plays its final regular season dual meet when it hosts Northwestern on Monday, Sept. 20. The HON Conference Meet will take place on the first official day of Autumn—Wednesday, Sept. 22—in Cumberland.

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