The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 30, 2013

Rickertsen, Jacobs top field at Big East

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — CALAMUS — A pair of birdies on the front nine and steady golf on the back side keyed Calamus-Wheatland’s Austin Rickertsen on Monday as he won medalist honors at the final Big East Conference boys golf meet.

Playing on his home course, Wapsie Oaks, Rickertsen shot an 8-over-par 78 to win the individual title by three strokes over Isaac Sturm of Marquette Catholic and Connor Evers of Prince of Peace. Sturm won the tiebreaker for second-place honors and led the Mohawks to the team title with a 345-stroke total.

Rickertsen had birdie-3s on the fifth and ninth holes but also had five bogeys and one double bogey on the front, where he shot a 40. He was much more consistent on the back nine, making pars on the first five holes and No. 18. He bogeyed Nos. 15-17 to finish with a 38.

Behind Rickertsen, Cal-Wheat placed third in the team standings with a 356 total, one stroke behind Lisbon.

Sturm had just one par on the front, where he shot a 43, but made six of them on the back side as part of a 38. Evers had six pars on the front nine and three on the back, shooting a 40-41.

The course yielded just five birdies. Calamus-Wheatland’s Brenden Williams made one on the par-3 seventh hole, Dalton Harms of Midland had a birdie-3 on No. 2 and Andrew Jacobs of Prince of Peace made a birdie-4 on No. 17.

Craiton Andresen of Preston placed fourth with an 82, making 10 pars, and Alex Timmermann of Marquette rounded out the top five with an 84.

Jacobs wins girls title

PRESTON — Carly Jacobs of Marquette Catholic, the only player on her team, made a birdie and 11 pars in shooting a 6-over-par 78 to win medalist honors Monday at the Big East Conference girls golf tournament at Plum River Golf Course.

Jacobs finished 11 strokes ahead of her nearest competition, Tessa Fahey of Bellevue. She made five pars and shot a 40 on the front nine, parred No. 10, birdied the par-3 11th, had consecutive pars on Nos. 13-15 and added two more pars on 17 and 18 for a 38 on the back.

Lisbon won the team title with a 402 total. The Lions had the next three girls in the standings after Fahey.

Camanche took second in the team race with a 421 total. Alison Seibel led the Indians with a 103, but teammates Kelly Michaelsen (104) and Stephanie Lanford (106) finished right behind her in the standings.

Catrina Jargo of Northeast placed seventh in the medalist race with a 102, and Preston’s Courtney Yaddof shot the same score.

Lauren Heilig of Calamus-Wheatland made the only other birdie in the round, making a 3 on the par-4 17th hole.

It was the final conference tournament for the Big East, which is breaking up after this season.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE BOYS

Wapsie Oaks Golf Course, Calamus

Team standings

1. Marquette Catholic 345; 2. Lisbon 355; 3. Calamus-Wheatland 356; 4. Preston 378; 5. Camanche 381; 6. Bellevue 386; 7. Northeast 399; 8. Midland 414; 9. Prince of Peace 442.

Individual leaders

1. Austin Rickertsen (CW) 40-38—78; 2. Isaac Sturm (MC) 43-38—81; 3. Connor Evers (PoP) 40-41—81; 4. Craiton Andresen (Pres) 43-39—82; 5. Alex Timmerman (MC) 43-41—84; 6. Nick Johnson (Lis) 43-41—84; 7. Riley Till (Bel) 45-40—85; 8. Mitch Kirby (MC) 45-40—85; 9. Brenden Williams (CW) 43-43—86; 10. Zach Darst (Lis) 44-43—87.

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC — Sturm 81, Timmerman 84,Kirby 85, Brandon Jacobs 95, Lucas Frank 96, Kody Kilburg 101.

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND — Rickertsen 78, Williams 86,Seth Pattersen 89, Kirk Hamann 103, Austin Bumann 108, Mitchell Hintermeister 108.

PRESTON — Andresen 82, Blain Volquardsen 98, Colton Bormann 98, Blake Bormann 100, Matt Zeimet 49, Jarod Lee 105.

CAMANCHE — Brody Lodge 92, Mitch McElroy 93, Andrew Donahue 98, Tanner Weber 98, Jacob Peasley 99, Zach Smith 103.

BELLEVUE — Till 85, Austin Deppe 97, Joey Pitts 99, Jesse Connolly 105, Spencer Templeton 106, Austin Michels 112.

NORTHEAST — Shawn Banowetz 91, Jarrett Sterk 94, Levi Banowetz 105, Matt Hoffmann 109, Trey Sullivan 109, Jarrod Isbell 118.

PRINCE OF PEACE — Evers 81, Andrew Jacobs 92, Colon Schrader 123, Jacob Jankowski 146.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE GIRLS

Plum River Golf Course, Preston

Team standings

1. Lisbon 402; 2. Camanche 421; 3. Midland 429; 4. Bellevue 436; 5. Preston 459; 6. Calamus-Wheatland 474; 7. Northeast 482. Marquette Catholic and Prince of Peace didn’t have enough golfers for team scores.

Individual leaders

1. Carly Jacobs (MC) 40-38—78; 2. Tessa Fahey (Bel) 44-45—89; 3. Brittany Frey (Lis) 49-46—95; 4. Emily Gasper (Lis) 47-48—95; 5. Addie Caspers (Lis) 49-48—97; 6. Mallory Dirks (Mid) 51-46—97; 7. Catrina Jargo (NE) 52-50—102; 8. Courtney Yaddof (Pres) 51-51—102; 9. Alison Seibel (Cam) 54-49—103; 10. Kelly Michaelsen (Cam) 56-48—104.

CAMANCHE — Seibel 103, Michaelsen 104, Stephanie Lanford 106, Allison Donahue 108, Brittani Gregory 121, Morgan Benthin 126.

BELLEVUE — Fahey 89, Brianna Till 113, Bailey Theisen 116, Carly Rubel 116, Erin Derna 148, Allison Ernst 149.

PRESTON — Yaddof 102, Audra Tebbe 113, Markell Stoecken 121, Savanna Lippens 123, Lacey Holman 176.

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND — Lauren Heilig 111, Abby Perry 112, Vivianne Gustafson 121, Brodi Bousselot 130, Kylie Wilhelm 167.

NORTHEAST — Jargo 102, Emma Bowman 124, Cassidy Jacobsen 128, Megan Petersen 128.

PRINCE OF PEACE — Sydney Schreiber 117, Vianca Corpuz 153, Erin Kuehn 156.