Hawks place 13th at season-opening invite


Leader Staff

Brinley Kowalkowski, Kiley Rusch and Macie Herm all shot rounds of 116 to lead Shawano at the season-opening Thunder Invitational at Crystal Springs Golf Course on Friday.

Fox Valley Lutheran won the team competition with a 382, while Green Bay Preble (383), Pulaski (384) and Bay Port (385) were all within striking distance. Hortonville rounded out the top five with its score of 399.

Shawano’s score of 472 put the team in 13th place at the 16-team competition.

Erika Priebe, of Fox Valley Lutheran, set an invitational record with her round of 73.

Kowalkowski and Herm each had solid front-nines, with scores of 53 and 54, respectively. The back-nine turned out to be troublesome for both, with Herm posting a 63 and Kowalkowski shooting a 62.

Georgia Eggert posted the final scoring round for Shawano with her 124.

Shawano was competing without its top golfer, senior Brianna Zook.