Prescott wasn’t the only local team to compete in a sectional qualifier. The River Falls High School Wildcats girls golf team competed in the Division One sectional meet at the Turtleback Golf …
Prescott wasn’t the only local team to compete in a sectional qualifier. The River Falls High School Wildcats girls golf team competed in the Division One sectional meet at the Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
As a whole, the team finished in seventh out of eight total teams. The Wildcats posted a total team score of 377, only four shots out of making it into a three-team tie for fifth place. Individual scores for the meet included Mahlia McCane, a sophomore, who posted a score of 83 which put her into a tie for seventh place overall as an individual.
McCane’s efforts on the course nearly made her a state qualifier. She went into a playoff for a chance to go to state but came up just short during the extra holes. At the turn, only five players at the meet had a better score than Mc- Cane’s front nine 40. Her back nine 43 finished off one of the best rounds that she had played all season. Wildcats head coach Tim LaVold stated that “It was a great experience for her. She played a great round on Tuesday.”
Other scores for the team included senior Mekinnah Xiong who posted a 95. Senior Jenna Bergmanis shot a 97, Aili Lassi shot a 102 and junior Mollie Schmidt posted a 113 to round out the scoring for River Falls.
The construction of the Wildcats’ varsity girls golf roster included two seniors, Xiong and Bergmanis, one junior, Schmidt, one sophomore, McCane, and a freshman who saw some varsity opportunities when Lassi wasn’t available.
Although some seniors are leaving, there is enough young talent on the team to continue improving in the coming seasons, especially with McCane leading the charge next year in her junior season.