Golf: Osakis boys, girls wrap up CMC play on Thursday
The Osakis boys and girls golf teams wrapped up the Central Minnesota Conference season on Thursday as the girls finished second overall in the final league standings and the boys were fourth.
The girls won their home meet against Pierz early this season, but the Pioneers were too much over the long haul. They won the league title by 32 strokes after posting a 185 in Kimball on Thursday. Osakis was 10 shots behind at 195.
Lexi Dirkes shot a 45 to lead the Silverstreaks, while freshman Katie Helm had a 46 and Kadyn Triebenbach finished with a 49. Marissa Reilly carded a 55 and Madison Lipke finished off the lineup with a 61.
“It was good to have three girls back in the 40s today and have our team score back under 200,” head coach Chris Grove said. “That was a strong finish for the girls.”
The Silverstreaks had three players named All-CMC after finishing among the top nine in league scoring average. Triebenbach was second in the league with a 46.3 average, while Dirkes was fourth (47.3) and Helm was seventh (50.3). Anna Eckmann of Paynesville, a seventh-grader, won overall medalist honors with a 45.3 average.
The Osakis boys shot a 178 in Pierz on Thursday. That was good for second in the meet behind Pierz at 159.
“The boys had a great day today,” Grove said. “They had their best score of the year. Isaac (Maddock) turned in a really nice performance and led the way with a 43. He had a lot of help right behind him. The team is heading into sections on a roll, and we will look to continue that momentum on Wednesday.”
All four Osakis team scorers were in the 40s. Freshman Logan Lipke was right behind Maddock with a 44. Senior Tanner Mathews shot a 45, while seventh-grader Chase Triebenbach shot a 46. Sophomore Jacob Uhl finished with a 47, and senior Owen Rajdl shot a 52.
Pierz had the top two individuals in Logan Herold with a 36 and Isaac Stangl with a 39. Herold was the overall conference medalist this season with a scoring average of 40.17.
Triebenbach led Osakis with a 45.2 average, while Lipke’s average was 47.83. Triebenbach had the ninth best individual average in the league, leaving him just outside the top eight that finished with all-conference honors.
The Pierz boys won the CMC title with 1,012 total strokes, well in front of Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins at 1,069.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES AT KIMBALL - Pierz - 185; Osakis - 195; Howard Lake - 206; Paynesville - 219; Kimball-EV - 225
BOYS TEAM SCORES AT PIERZ - Pierz - 159; Osakis - 178; Kimball-EVW - 179; Maple Lake-HLWW - 187; Paynesville - 192; BBE - 194