Under overcast skies and the threat of rain throughout the morning, the Superior High School girls golf team kicked off its season with a second-place finish Wednesday morning at Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Barron.
The Hayward Hurricanes won the three-team Heart O’ North Conference meet with a team score of 178. The Spartans were second at 213 and the host Golden Bears came in at 223.
Allison Gotelaere took low-score honors for Superior with a 41, which was also good for second place over behind Hayward’s Brittany Neff, who carded a 38.
Other Spartan scores were: Abby Clemons, 55; Alisha Moran, 57; Anne Tracy, 60; and Kali O’Neill, 63.
Hayward picked up two conference points with the win and claimed five of the top eight spots. Other Hurricane golfers were: Jenny Xu, 42; Emilee McCusker, 48; Rachel Magowan, 50; and Julie Schmock, 52.
Superior picked up one conference point while Barron failed to point.
Up next for Superior is the Hayward Invitational at 9 a.m. today at the Hayward Golf Club. Eleven teams and 55 golfers are scheduled to be in action, including the Northwestern Tigers.
Superior’s schedule gets busy with five events next week. The Spartans are at Spooner at 2 p.m. Monday; host the Nemadji Invitational at 9 a.m. Tuesday; are at New Richmond at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday; the Northwestern Invitational at 9 a.m. Thursday at Hidden Greens in Solon Springs; and host Spooner and Northwestern at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.