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Golf: Winger girls win first meet

It wasn’t picture-on-a-postcard weather for Red Wing’s golf opener, but at least the harshest elements of winter remained a day away.

With no wind, and some sunshine to help fight the cold, the Wingers were able to put together a solid first match, undercutting Hill-Murray in easy fashion, 314-375.

“It wasn’t warm, but there was no wind, and having no rain makes it very doable,” said Red Wing head coach Mark Herzog. “Once they adjusted to how far you can hit in the cold, it was fine. I was very pleased with our team score. Nicole (Schammel) just missed the 70s, and Reagan (Haley) started slow but really came on well. And Solveig (Christenson) and Kayla (Oberding) were solid all around.”

Schammel and Haley each shot 80, while Christenson (84) and Oberding (89) were just behind them.

The best score of the bunch belonged to Stephanie Herzog, who opened 2014 with a 1-under-par 70.

“That’s a good score anytime. I don’t care when it happens,” coach Herzog said. “Some days you’re in control of your game, you get up and down, and you make some putts.”

The Wingers are scheduled to host another match Thursday when 11 other schools descend on Mississippi National Golf Links for an invitational starting at 12:30 p.m.

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