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WIC golf contends with poor weather, conditions

IRON RIVER—Weather remains a strong talking point as the prep golf season struggles to get any traction this spring.
    The West Iron County Wykons have had five of six events cancelled because of poor weather and course conditions already, including last week’s scheduled Houghton Invite on May 9 and Monday’s match at Calumet.    
    The Wykons did get in a couple of events last week, beginning with a nine-hole quadrangular match at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain on May 6. West Iron coach Mark Martini took the opportunity to pencil in some of his reserves for action against the Mountaineers, Norway and Kingsford. In the boys event, Braydon Nelson, who is a regular starter, led the way with a 45, followed by Robbie Quayle at 53, Dylan Berlinsky at 54 and Ethan Holroyd with an 81.
    Norway won the team title, followed by Iron Mountain, the Wykons and Kingsford. No team scores were reported.
    The Wykon girls were led by Livea Mazurek, who shot a 74. Ava Richardson (75), Ellie Holroyd (81), Teagan Leonarduzzi (82) and Stephanie Wiegand (85) followed for West Iron, which shot a 312. No other scores were reported.
    “(I) had the opportunity to get some girls their first taste of golf competition as (for) four of the five golfers this was their first time out,” Martini said. “(I) was very pleased with the way the young girls played.”
    The next day the Wykons traveled to Ispheming to take part in the Negaunee Kiwanis Invitational at Wawanowin Country Club. With the expansion of the West Pac Conference, both the east side and the west side of the league will have conference meets, with the final meet to be held at Timberstone

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