Spring Valley golfers 10th in sectional meet
CHIPPEWA FALLS - The Spring Valley High School golf team finished 10th in the WIAA Division 3 Chippewa Falls McDonell Sectional meet held at Lake Wissota Golf Club.
Taylor Leach had SVHS's best score with an 18-hole 86. Other Cardinal scores were Jason Richardson 89, Jordan Jensen 102, Mitchell Wittmer 120 and Blake Katt 135. Leach finished 16th individually and Richardson was 26th. SV's overall combined score was 396.
The meet medalist was McDonell's Thomas Longbella as he shot a 70. McDonell and Eleva-Strum both advanced to the state meet as they were the top two teams in the 12-team field with scores of 318 and 329 respectively. The remaining team scores were Cadott 331, Glenwood City 343, Grantsburg 347, Eau Claire Regis 348, Unity 366, Hurley 380, Bruce 392, Spring Valley 396, Cameron 416 and Birchwood 437.
Other individual state qualifiers were Cadott's Hunter Rudnick, who finished second individually with a score of 75, Glenwood City's Jake Hierlmeier, who finished fourth with a 78 and Grantsburg's Jordan Knutson, who also shot a 78. Eleva-Strum's jake Hulberg tied for second with a score of 75.