Cardinal golfers earn split with Huskies

CHIP SHOT — Fairmont golfer Bryan Grotte chips onto the green during a Big South Conference dual meet against Jackson County Central on Tuesday at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

FAIRMONT — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf continued her low-scoring pace by firing a 2-over par nine-hole total of 39 at Interlaken Golf Course on Tuesday to steer the Cardinals’ girls lineup to a 199-220 victory over Jackson County Central.

JCC’s Scott Flatebo penciled in a 1-under par 36 to capture medalist honors in mushing the Huskies to a narrow 167-170 Big South decision over the Cardinals during boys action.

Flatebo recorded birdies on Nos. 5 and 9 to complement eight pars to fuel the low round of the dual meets, but Bergen Senf topped all golfers on the day by connecting on three birdies.

Bergen Senf dropped home birdies on Nos. 2, 6 and 9 to go with three pars to earn meet medalist accolades in the girls competition.

Alexa Mosloski netted one par to fire a 52 for Fairmont, while Solveig Senf and Taylor Eicholz capped the Cardinals’ counting marks with a 53 and a 55, respectively.

Ellie Schultze supplied a 57 to the Fairmont varsity girls’ effort, while Madison Pierce chipped in a 60.

Regan Farmer tallied a nine-hole total of 52 to pace JCC’s counting scores, Sydney Sadusky netted a 54, Molly Brinkman fired a 55 and Neleh Hash chipped in a 59.

Megan Gallagher (62) and Grace Benson (63) completed the Huskies’ varsity girls’ performance.

In the boys’ competition, Bryan Grotte birdied his final hole — No. 9 — to cap his team-best total of 39 to pace Fairmont’s 170 effort. Bryan Grotte made five pars to help highlight his top team mark. Tanner DeWar dropped in four pars to pace a 42 for the Cardinals, Alexander Moeller produced five pars to trigger a 43, while Thomas Havnen tallied three pars en route to a 46 to cap the counting scores.

Daniel Brummond (54) and Jake Harris (58) completed the Cardinals’ outing on Tuesday, with Brummond sinking one par.

Jack Brinkman connected on five pars to engineer his round of 42 for JCC, Sutton Flatgard made two pars to highlight a 44, while Alec Kocak chipped in a 45 to complete the counting scores. Kocak birdied the first hole and added two pars.

Austin Haar and Zach Torgerson each netted 50s for JCC, with Torgerson sinking one par.

Isabell Geiger fired a medalist round of 56 to guide Fairmont to a 234-288 junior varsity girls win over JCC.

Bailey Martinson (57), Anika Haugen (58), Anna Nordquist (63) and Lauren Scott (66) rounded out the Cardinals’ shooting.

Bryan Anderson (64), Georgie Wenzel (70), Andria Benson (75) and Shala Voehl (79) generated the counting scores for the Huskies’ JV.

JCC’s Conner Snyder claimed medalist honors with a 47 to guide the Huskies by the Cardinals in junior varsity boys’ action, 202-224.

Carter Olson (50), Dan Eggink (52) and Dillon Kocak (53) completed JCC’s counting marks.

Hartley Aust shot a 52 to top the Cardinals’ junior varsity boys, while David Maakestad (54), Blake Hilgendorf (59) and Carson Pomerenke (59) wrapped up the counting totals.

Colby Grotte (61) and Eric Head (64) rounded out Fairmont’s JV effort.

Fairmont competes in the Jordan Invitational at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan.

Blue Earth Area 154, Waseca 170 (Boys) — Manning Lane birdied the par-5 ninth hole to cap his medalist nine-hole round of a 1-over par 37 to guide the Bucs to a 16-stroke Big South dual-meet victory over the Bluejays on Tuesday.

Lane also sank six pars on his round at Riverside Town & Country Club, while teammates Hunter Spencer, Gaven Bruellman and Braden Gudahl each carded 39s to pace the double-digit margin of victory.

Spencer connected on seven pars, Bruellman tallied four pars and birdied No. 7, while Gudahl made six pars on his day.

Ashton Lloyd birdied the fifth hole and made a pair of pars to highlight his 43 for BEA, while Caleb Beeler sank three par putts for a 43.

Sam O’Brien shot a 40 to pace Waseca, Davis Korver produced a 42, while Gabe Stoesz and Brock Bye chipped in a pair of 44s.

Blue Earth Area competes in the Jordan Invitational at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan.

North Links Quad

Annika Riebe earned meet medalist honors with a 47-44-91 to guide Alden-Conger to a first-place pace of 443 to sweep Madelia (474), Truman/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther (625) and Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (651) on Tuesday in quadrangular girls action at North Links Golf Course in Mankato.

Autumn Soost tallied a 111, Ahnika Johnson netted a 117 and Sydney Chicos chipped in a 124 for Alden-Conger.

Ally Missling shot a 54-50-104 to lead Madelia to a runner-up team showing, while Jude Frelich delivered a 121. Cortney DeVlaeminck tallied a 123, while Faith Bergeman capped the counting scores with a 126.

Angelica Garcia (127) and Taylor Tierney (134) rounded out the Blackhawks’ effort.

Kate Diegnau shot a 132 to pace the Jaguars, followed by Lexi Flohrs (143), Annika Jensen (167) and Amber Steen (183).

Caley Hoffman carded a 109 for third individual in topping LCWM’s performance.

Colin Wihlm fired a 45-41-86 to claim medalist honors in propelling Madelia to a winning team score of 353.

Alden-Conger (392), Truman/ GHEC/Martin Luther (434) and LCWM (466) completed the quadrangular.

Jared Henry and Cade Lunz each penciled in 18-hole rounds of 88 to share second place individually for Madelia, while Joe Fenske chipped in a 91 to cap the counting marks.

Carson Wihlm (96) and Colby Wihlm (114) rounded out the Blackhawks’ effort.

Isaac Burgett shared second place overall with an 88 and Ryan Hansen netted an 89 to top Alden-Conger’s runner-up team showing.

Parker Stevens carded a 50-47-97 to pace the Jaguars, while Carter Spear chipped in a 53-55-108.

Dylan Benes (112) and Mason Maloney (117) capped the Jags’ counting totals, while Mitchell Steuber (118) and Brett Davis (127) completed the effort.

Iowa Sectional

Morgan Byson topped the Iowa sectional golf field by firing an 18-hole round of 94 to guide Manson-Northwest Webster to the team crown at 423 on Monday in Graettinger, Iowa.

Sydney Tauber claimed third place individually with a 100 to pace Newell-Fonda’s runner-up team score of 424.

Halle Rezac fired a round of 110 to top North Union’s fifth-place team finish of 455, while teammate Kayla Sabin chipped in a 112.

Jordyn Cummins netted a 114 for the Warriors, Hailey Arndorfer shot a 119 and Rachel Arndorfer tallied a total of 131.

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