Comet girls win season-opening golf triangular; Trevor White medalist for CC boys
By John Burbridge
CHARLES CITY — Sometimes a 10-foot putt can be just as difficult as a 40-foot putt.
During the final hole of Monday’s Coed Triangular featuring Osage, Nashua-Plainfield and hosts Charles City at Cedar Ridge, Husky senior Derik Auchstetter made a 40-footer from the fringe of 9th green to end his 9-hole round with a 53.
Auchstetter was not in the running for medalist honors, but Charles City junior Trevor White was.
White is the Comets’ lone returning all-conference player from 2019 when he was freshman.
After Auchstetter’s gem, White calmly sunk a 10-foot-plus putt to end with a 43.
Though White has shot better, his score — thanks to part to his “long” short game— was 2 shots on the good side for medalist honors.
Osage senior Spencer Krabbe sand freshman Nolan Heard both shot 45s for the Green Devils — Krabbe’s score was good enough for runner-up individual honors on varsity; Heard’s score paced all junior varsity golfers.
With Shawn Eickmeier shooting and Bodie Goddard both shooting 47s, and Leo Klapperich carding a 49, Osage who won the triangular with a 188 team score.
The Comets placed second (214) with junior Kaleb Cotton (51), junior Hunter Sullivan (59), and juniors Jaxon Houdek and Calvin Hanson (both 61) accounting for the scoring.
Drew Rodruck’s 51 paced the thirdplace Huskies (218)
In the girls triangular, Charles City won with senior Sarah Mitchell and junior Brinn Lahr both shooting 56s for co-runner-up status.
With marked scores by Hope Slinger (72), Hannah Hoffman (73) and Claire Girkin (75), the Comets finished 9 strokes ahead of Osage despite Green Devil Dani Johnson earning medalist honors (48).
Maddy Rodruck shot a 60 to lead Nashua-Plainfield, which didn’t have a full team.