Senf strikes gold, leads FHS golfers to 2nd at invite

Bergen Senf

WORTHINGTON — Fairmont junior Bergen Senf and freshman Maggy Totzke each broke the century mark to power the Cardinals to runner-up accolades during the nine-team Worthington girls golf invitational on Saturday.

Bergen Senf captured the individual championship by firing a season-opening 18-hole round of 81, while Totzke claimed seventh place overall by carding a total of 96 to pace Fairmont’s second-place score of 395.

Sarah Halvorson garnered second-place individual honors with a score of 39-45-84, while Rachel Halvorson tallied a fourth-place total of 44-43-87 to engineer Lac Qui Parle Valley’s winning ways with a 377.

Bergen Senf opened with a 40 on the front nine holes before closing with a 41 to earn the tournament’s gold medal. Senf connected for seven pars and made birdie on the par-3 10th hole to highlight her low-scoring ways. The Cardinal junior recorded pars on Nos. 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.

Totzke penciled in a 45 on the front side and closed with a 51 on the back nine to just miss a medal by one spot and three strokes. Totzke made par on Nos. 2 and 7.

Eighth-grader Anika Haugen produced an 18-hole score of 48-58-106 for Fairmont, eighth-grader Solveig Senf carded a total of 57-55-112, while senior Anna Nordquist chipped in a 55-63-118, including a par on No. 2.

Abby Hamman shot a third-place score of 41-45-86 to pace Murray County Central’s third-place team showing of 405.

Paige Pigman netted a 46-45-91 to garner fifth place individually for Windom Area, while Worthington’s Maggie Putnam rounded out the meet medalists with a sixth-place score of 50-43-93.

Luverne claimed fourth place in the team standings with a 428 — one shot better than Jackson County Central and Windom Area.

Host Worthington produced a seventh-place score of 435, Adrian placed eighth at 443, while Pipestone Area netted ninth with 456.

Both the Fairmont girls and boys golf teams travel to Jackson today for a 4:30 p.m. Big South Conference dual meet with Jackson County Central.