Norse J.V. boys weather wind, cold in first golf meet

Todd ThorsonStaff Writertthorson@storycityherald.com

Whereas the track teams cancelled their meet at Gilbert Tuesday night (April 5), the Roland-Story J.V. boys’ golf team “toughed it out,” according to Coach Tyler Frederiksen, and traveled to Nevada for a dual meet.

“It was pretty windy and cold,” said Frederiksen, “but it is what we’ve been practicing in the first couple of weeks of the season.”

The Norse edged the Cubs, 184-188, and were led by Zach Hartzler’s round of 45. He was followed by Will Larson and Carson Ehrenberg, who each shot 46s. Will Halstead came in with a 47 on the par 35 course. And John Barclay and Tyler Risdal posted 48 and 49, respectively.

“It was good to play a different course and get these kids competing in a meet,” continued Frederiksen. “We have had some qualifying scores and have a good amount of kids vying for a varsity spot, so it’s nice to get 12 (or so) kids out this early in the year to add to the scores to see where everyone stacks up. It was also good to compete against guys other than their teammates.”

Nevada was led by Jack Higgins’ 41, with James Carsrud posting a 45.

Other R-S scores turned in included: Max Halstead (51), Ben Carlson (52), Dylan Matheason (55), Wyatt Ericson (57), Charlie Fournier (58), Nick Stole (62) and Derek Hartzler (62).

Weather permitting, the Norse boys have a busy week this week, with four meets scheduled, so “it’s important for these guys to build some momentum going forward to try and solidfy one of the last couple varsity spots,” concluded Frederiksen.