Through two Greater Metro Conference mini-meets, Wauwatosa's Rachel Kauflin and Katie Gastrau have established themselves as two of the top golfers in the league.
The low score on Aug. 29 at Silver Spring Golf Course in Menomonee Falls belonged to freshman Kauflin, who shot a 37 to edge Brookfield Central's Emily Balding by two strokes.
Wauwatosa took fifth out of six teams at the second mini-meet and sits tied for fourth place with Brookfield East in the league standings. After placing fourth with a 192 in the first mini-meet, Wauwatosa had a team score of 206 at Silver Spring.
Gastrau ended with a 41, while freshman Chandler Yow and junior Tess Russ each shot a 64 and junior Alex Ramos finished with a 77.
"Any time you have the medalist for the meet on your team, you are hoping the other girls had a good day as well," Wauwatosa coach John Ravenola said. "It just didn’t happen that way. In their defense, the course is one that can be intimidating for the less experienced golfer, and many of the girls have not been playing golf all that long."
The third Greater Metro mini-meet of the season is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Songbird Hills Golf Club in Hartland. With three mini-meets and the conference meet remaining, Kauflin and Gastrau are in position to grab all-conference honors.
"Improving over the next four weeks is our goal," Ravenola said. "With Katie and Rachel playing great golf, any improvement from the rest of the girls will definitely help the cause."