FAIRMONT - Fairmont's Lizzie Larson and Josh Baldus proved double medalist winners during rare mixed South Central Conference golf meets with St. Peter and Waseca on Tuesday in Fairmont.
Larson carded a nine-hole score of 44 to claim top individual honors in guiding the Cardinals to a 191-212 victory over Waseca during nine-hole action at Interlaken Golf Course.
Larson then proceeded to play the back nine in an 18-hole meet against St. Peter, penciling in a 48 for a medalist mark of 92 to pace Fairmont's winning team total of 385 and lock up the regular-season dual-meet championship with a 5-0 mark. The Saints, however, were incomplete in the team portion of the meet as half of their golfers withdrew due to the 101-degree heat.
Larson produced a team-leading six pars through 18 holes, while Megan Rosol and Elizabeth Kim each connected for four pars en route to a 49-46-95 and 47-48-95, respectively, for the Cardinals. Emily Kim rounded out the counting marks by firing a 51-52-103.
Cassidy Krusemark (117) and Alyssa Westcott (139) rounded out Fairmont's winning performance.
In the boys' competition across town at Rose Lake Golf Course, Baldus penciled in a 40 to merit medalist honors in guiding Fairmont to a 177-184 conference victory over Waseca.
Baldus then generated a 44 to complete his 18-hole round for another medalist mark of 84 to lift the Cardinals to a 359-363 league triumph over St. Peter.
Baldus generated six pars and one birdie to pace his winning score of 40-44-84, while Carter Welchlin, Cole Huinker and Joe Nordquist completed the Cardinals' counting marks. Welchlin fired a 46-41-87 on the strength of a team-leading nine pars to complement one birdie, while Huinker shot a 48-45-93 behind four pars. Nordquist chipped in a 46-49-95 by making three pars on the day.
Sam Havnen supplied a 47-51-98 via one birdie and two pars for the Cardinals, while Derrick Hohensee chipped in a 45-53-98, highlighted by one par.
The Fairmont boys team competes in the Albert Lea Invitational on Friday, while the Fairmont girls lineup (26-2, 5-0 SCC) returns to action at 9 a.m. Monday at the SCC Meet at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter.
VARSITY GIRLS RESULTS
Fairmont 385, St. Peter Incomplete
Medalist: Lizzie Larson (F) 44-48-92.
Other Fairmont scores: Megan Rosol 49-46-95; Elizabeth Kim 47-48-95; Emily Kim 51-52-103; Cassidy Krusemark 60-57-117; Alyssa Westcott 69-70-139.
St. Peter scores: Karly Maier 56-51-107; Anna Amos 58-51-109; Zoey Bartlett 60-55-115; Maggie Conlon, Sarah Bjorklund and Skyler Hochstein W/D.
Fairmont 191, Waseca 212
Medalist: Lizzie Larson (F) 44.
Other Fairmont scores: Elizabeth Kim 47; Megan Rosol 49; Emily Kim 51; Cassidy Krusemark 60; Alyssa Westcott 69.
Waseca scores: Melissa Bartz 50; Sydney O'Brien 53; Kenzie Filzen 54; Corinne Dennis 55; Loral I. Barrie 62; Megan Filzen 67.
JV GIRLS RESULTS
Medalist: Sam Marzullo (F) and Kim Gleason (W) 60s.
Other Fairmont scores: Madison Helmers 63; Dayna Madsen 66; Bailey Dulas 76; Sarah Poppe 82.
VARSITY BOYS RESULTS
Fairmont 359, St. Peter 363
Medalist: Josh Baldus (F) 40-44-84.
Other Fairmont scores: Carter Welchlin 46-41-87; Cole Huinker 48-45-93; Joe Nordquist 46-49-95; Sam Havnen 47-51-98; Derrick Hohensee 45-53-98.
St. Peter scores: Cole Miller 48-39-87; Brad Rice 46-44-90; Eric Thorkelson 47-44-91; Peter Kruize 52-43-95; Chris Amsden 45-52-97; Arik Lokansgard 49-57-106.
Fairmont 177, Waseca 184
Medalist: Josh Baldus (F) 40.
Other Fairmont scores: Derrick Hohensee 45; Carter Welchlin 46; Joe Nordquist 46; Sam Havnen 47; Cole Huinker 48.
Waseca scores: Josh Kummerfeldt 42; Keith Tuttle 45; Nick Patterson 46; Jordan Altman 51; Bryle Barrie 52; Dustin Edstrom 55.
JV BOYS RESULTS
St. Peter 187, Fairmont Red 194, Fairmont White 214, Waseca 238
Medalist: Killian Bixby (SP) 43.
Fairmont Red scores: Trevor Iverson 47; Marcus Wiebe 48; Scott Madsen 49; Josh Liljenquist 50; Hunter Jorgensen 53; Dustin Meyer 58.
Fairmont White scores: Reilly Hoefker 48; Bryan Grotte 52; Caleb Johnson 56; Carter Kotewa 58; Casey Kotewa 84.