Fairmont golfers 2nd, 3rd at New Ulm Invite

Bergen Senf

NEW ULM — Fairmont teammates Bergen Senf and Maggy Totzke literally packed a 1-2 scoring punch to power the Cardinals girls golf lineup to runner-up honors at the New Ulm Invitational on Thursday.

Bergen Senf penciled in a tournament-best total of 77 during 18-hole action at New Ulm Country Club to capture the individual championship, while Totzke won a scorecard playoff to garner second place overall at 86 to engineer Fairmont’s team total of 359 — only seven shots behind invite champion Jordan’s 352.

Bergen Senf opened her round with a front-nine score of 37 before closing with a 40, while Totzke fired a front-side 41 before finishing with a 45 en route to an 86. Totzke tied Le Sueur-Henderson’s Makenna Reinhardt for runner-up individual accolades.

Anika Haugen and Isabell Geiger completed the Cardinals’ counting marks by shooting a 45-51-96 and a 49-51-100, respectively. Solveig Senf and Bailey Martinson rounded out Fairmont’s performance by notching a pair of 103s. Martinson tallied a 52-51, while Solveig Senf delivered a 48-55.

Autumn Sivilay and Aysia Kim shared fourth-place individual honors at 87 to power Jordan to the girls team crown, while Abby Oehlerking (88) and Rachel Henderson (90) completed the Jaguars’ counting marks.

In the boys’ division, Tanner DeWar carded a seventh-place round of 83 to propel the Fairmont Cardinals to a third-place showing of 341 — only four strokes behind runner-up Jordan and 12 shots off St. Peter’s winning pace of 329.

DeWar posted a 42 on the front nine holes before closing with a 41 to account for his team-leading pace, while teammate Alexander Moeller contributed an 18-hole round of 84 to the Cardinals’ effort. Moeller netted a 41 on the front nine holes before firing a 43 on the back nine.

Colby Grotte and Brock Lutterman registered a pair of 87s to complete Fairmont’s counting totals, while David Maakestad and Mathew Cone contributed a 90 and a 96, respectively. Ironically, Grotte and Lutterman each connected for 41s on the front side of the New Ulm golf course before closing with identical 46s. Maakestad fired a 42-48 for the Cardinals, while Cone notched a 45-51 to round out the team’s performance.

Carter Doose entered the clubhouse with an individual runner-up total of 75 to power St. Peter’s first-place team finish, while Jordan’s Thomas Gutzmer earned top medalist honors by netting an 18-hole mark of 74 to pace the Hubmen’s runner-up team effort.

The Fairmont boys golfers compete in the Byron Invitational at Somerby Golf Course in Byron starting at 11 a.m. Monday before hitting the tee boxes at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter in the St. Peter Invitational.

The Fairmont girls golf lineup is idle until competing in the New Prague Invitational at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26.

New Ulm Golf Invite

Girls Division

Team Standings: 1. Jordan 352; 2. Fairmont 359; 3. New Ulm 376; 4. Le Sueur-Henderson 395; 5. St. Peter 400; 6. Pipestone Area 405; 7. New Ulm JV 529. Incomplete: Tri-City United.

Individual Results (Top 10): 1. Bergen Senf (FMT) 37-40–77; 2. (tie) Maggy Totzke (FMT) 41-45–86 and Makenna Reinhardt (LSH) 40-46–86; 4. (tie) Autumn Sivilay (JOR) 42-45–87 and Aysia Kim (JOR) 43-44–87; 6. Abby Oehlerking (JOR) 44-44–88; 7. (tie) Rachel Henderson (JOR) 43-47–90 and Jana Julia Boquet (NU) 40-50–90; 9. Jenna Kerhaert (PIP) 45-46–91; 10. Molly Kelvington (JOR) 43-49–92.

Other Fairmont scores: Anika Haugen 45-51–96; Isabell Geiger 49-51–100; Solveig Senf 48-55–103; Bailey Martinson 52-51–103.

Boys Division

Team Standings: 1. St. Peter 329; 2. Jordan 337; 3. Fairmont 341; 4. New Ulm 352; 5. Tri-City United 375; 6. Pipestone Area 388; 7. Le Sueur-Henderson 443.

Individual Results (Top 7): 1. Thomas Gutzmer (JOR) 74; 2. Carter Doose (SP) 75; 3. (tie) Glavine Schugel (NU) and Brian Thong (JOR) 80s; 5. Aiden Guggisberg (NU) 81; 6. Kendall Nicolai (SP) 82; 7. Tanner DeWar (FMT) 42-41-83.

Other Fairmont scores: Alexander Moeller 41-43-84; Colby Grotte 41-46-87; Brock Lutterman 41-46-87; David Maakestad 42-48-90; Mathew Cone 45-51-96.