Wolkow shoots personal best as New Ulm girls beat Mankato East

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Abbey Frauenholtz watches her tee shot on the third hole at the New Ulm Country Club during the Eagles meet against Mankato East on Monday. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

NEW ULM — New Ulm sophomore girls’ golfer Izzie Wolkow has come close to breaking 100 on the course a few times, but a bad hole or two has often been the difference.

On Monday, Wolkow shot a 97, a personal best for her, as New Ulm defeated Mankato East 407-426 in nonconference girls’ golf action at New Ulm Country Club.

It was a big day for the Eagles, especially Wolkow.

“That was huge, she’s been flirting with it for a couple of years,” New Ulm coach Todd McKeeth said. “She’s had a couple of outings this year where she’s been playing well and then something happened on a couple of holes and that stopped her from getting there.

“She’s been frustrated because she hasn’t done it yet, today she finally broke through,” McKeeth said.

The Eagles were led by Abbey Frauenholtz, who shot a 91. The 407 was also the best 18-hole team score on the season for the Eagles.

Wolkow fared well on the first half, firing a 44. She followed that with a 53 and McKeeth is hoping she is able to build on that for the rest of the year.

Frauenholtz, who has been New Ulm’s most-consistent golfer, followed up a solid weekend performance by shooting a 91. Frauenholtz finished tied for 13th overall at the two-day Jordan Invitational on Friday and Saturday. She started Monday’s play a bit slow by her standards but settled down and got in a groove later on.

“She had a great weekend up at Jordan and she was a little disappointed in her score today,” McKeeth said. “She started with a 47 with a front and she was a little down on that, she played 18 holes three days in a row on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. For her to have some hard feelings with a 91, that shows that she has some high expectations.”

New Ulm’s Makena Otto shot a 107 and Michelle Gruber rounded out the scoring with a 112.

The New Ulm girls resume action at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at the New Ulm Country Club.