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Lady Badgers capture conference crown on links



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September 22, 2010 | 08:32 AM
The Badger girls golf squad mowed down each one of its conference opponents, and that didn't change Tuesday at the Southern Lakes Conference meet.

Playing at Rivermoor in Waterford, the Badgers strutted their stuff, taking the title with a team score of 413. It was a considerable 15 strokes ahead of the second-place team.

Junior Annie Gaugert continued her banner 2010 campaign with the top score, a 96 in 18 holes.

Gaugert earned SLC Player of the Year honors.

Junior Lana Wieseman was next for the girls with a 100.

Senior Laura Fortner added a 106, Bergen Quaerna had a 111 and Claire Schneider rounded out the five with a 112.

Fortner and Wieseman both earned second team all-SLC honors.

Coach Phil Huff said his girls overcame adversity for the crown.

"The course was wet," he said. "The girls overcame some tough conditions and really rallied. I'm proud of their efforts."

A perfect season

Seven Southern Lakes Conference opponents have stepped up to the Badger girls golf squad this year.

And all seven have cowered in defeat.

The Badgers put the icing on the cake of a perfect 7-0 SLC season last Tuesday at Westosha Central with an 189-201 victory. It was Badger's closest margin of victory, as they have been crushing opponents.

"The girls are pretty good," said coach Phil Huff. "It's been a fun ride so far."

Badger junior Annie Gaugert was the medalist against the Falcons with a 42.

Badger senior Laura Fortner added a 46 for the victors.

In the SLC standings, Badger edged out Elkhorn (6-1), Central and Union Grove (both 4-3).

Badger will play in regionals Tuesday at Grand Geneva.

"I'm a little nervous for our girls," Huff said. "It's kind of a home meet, but we don't really know the course all that well."

This Saturday, Badger will have a tune-up for regionals at Oconomowoc.

"It's another chance to play 18 holes and get ready for the playoffs," Huff said. "I am confident the girls will adjust. We will need a better concentration level for the grind of 18 holes."

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