Larsen, Pokela lead Lady Timberwolves at Tomah Tune-Up
Three Lady Timberwolves broke 100 Monday to lead Tomah to a fourth-place finish in its own Tomah Tune-Up at Hiawatha Golf Club.
Tomah’s varsity squad finished with 392 strokes to land in fourth, just one shot behind Mississippi Valley Conference rival La Crosse Aquinas in the 10-team tournament.
While Tomah head coach Tonya Gnewikow was satisfied with her team’s effort, she felt the Lady Timberwolves didn’t come close to reaching their potential on the links.
“Unfortunately, we did not capitalize on our home-course advantage at the Tomah Tune-Up,” she offered.
“I still felt the girls played okay, but not to their potential,” Gnewikow continued. “I look forward to seeing what they can do when the MVC season comes around.”
Seniors Molly Larsen and Grace Pokela led Tomah at the 18-hole tournament.
Larsen fired a 48 on the front nine and a 43 on the back to finish with an 18-hole total of 91, while Pokela put together nine-hole rounds of 45 and 47 to finish with 92 strokes.
Larsen’s round of 91 was good enough to earn her fifth place in the individual standings and first place in the second flight.
Josie Mathison finished with a 98 for the Lady Timberwolves, firing back-to-back, nine-hole rounds of 49.
Sarah Peterson fired a 55 on the front nine and a 56 on the back to shoot a 111, while Abby Sherwood opened with a 57 and finished with a 61 to record an 18-hole total of 118 for Tomah.
The Tomah varsity squad was one of three Lady Timberwolf teams competing in the tournament.
Angie Bauman carded an 18-hole total of 109 and Cassie Carlson and Ameila Schanhofer both finished with a 111 to lead Tomah B to a sixth-place finish, while Madeline Adler finished at 117 and Tatianna Briggs fired a 126.
The Tomah Junior Varsity squad was led by Jennifer Lane’s 18-hole total of 114, while teammates Jayda Zhu and Hope Carlson finished at 121 and 125, respectively.
Allie Kemp added a 18-hole round of 130 for the Lady Timberwolf linksters and Amanda Lowry finished with a 145.
Stevens Point won the team title with a score of 382, while Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau finished with 390 strokes in second place.
Third place went to La Crosse Aquinas with a score of 391 and Tomah finished one shot back in fourth place with a 392.
Stevens Point Junior Varsity captured fifth place with 407 strokes, followed by Tomah B in sixth with a 448, Sparta in seventh with a 470, Tomah Junior Varsity in eighth with a 490, Marshfield in ninth with a 535 and Black River Falls with 594 strokes in 10th place.
The Lady Timberwolves are back in action Friday, when they travel to the La Crosse Country Club to compete in the Onalaska Invitational at 8:30 a.m.