Senf, DeWar guide Fairmont golfers to sweep over Waseca
FAIRMONT — Tanner DeWar and Bergen Senf earned meet medalist honors to guide the Fairmont Cardinal boys and girls golf lineups, respectively, to a down-to-the-wire Big South dual-meet sweep over the Waseca Bluejays on Monday.
DeWar and Alexander Moeller packed a potent 1-2 scoring punch to pace Fairmont’s narrow 169-176 win at Interlaken Golf Course.
DeWar produced the day’s lowest nine-hole total with a 3-over par 38, including a birdie on the 11th hole and pars on Nos. 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18. Moeller connected for a round of 40, including a birdie on No. 17, and matched DeWar’s five pars with a consecutive string on No. 12 through 16.
“They (the Bluejays) beat us last week at the St. Peter Invitational, so it proved a good bounce back meet for us today,” said Fairmont head coach Brad Haugen. “It’s always nice to earn conference points with a close win like this one.”
Jake Harris and Colby Grotte completed the Cardinal boys team’s counting scores with a 43 and a 48, respectively. Harris parred Nos. 11 and 17, while Grotte netted par on Nos. 13 and 14.
Carson Kuhl made two pars to pace his round of 52, while Alec Reutzel delivered a 58 to complete Fairmont’s varsity boys’ performance.
Sam O’Brien birdied the 12th hole and sank four pars to highlight his runner-up medalist mark of 39 to pace Waseca.
Brock Bye penciled in four pars to top his nine-hole score of 43, Griffin Seifert also dropped home four pars to pace a 46, while Ethan Hedberg generated three pars to spearhead a 48 to complete the Bluejays’ counting scores.
Dominic Langager birdied the 14th hole to chip in a 49 for Waseca, while Tylor Nordquist added a 63.
Similar to DeWar and Moeller in the boys’ competition, Bergen Senf and Isabell Geiger produced the two lowest rounds of the girls’ dual meet to squeeze the Cardinals by the Bluejays, 184-186.
“We knew it’d be a good matchup today,” said Haugen. “We needed to earn those conference points on the girls’ side to stay in the hunt.”
Ironically, Senf fired a medalist round of 39 on the strength of birdies on Nos. 13 and 17 to complement two pars, while Geiger shared runner-up medalist honors with Waseca’s Megan Nelson at 45. Geiger chipped in for a birdie on the 11th hole to highlight the No. 2 round of the dual meet.
Maggy Totzke connected for a pair of pars to match teammate Bailey Martinson with a nine-hole total of 50 to complete the Cardinals’ counting marks on the key dual meet.
Anika Haugen and Anna Nordquist supplied a 53 and a 54, respectively, to round out Fairmont’s varsity performance.
Crystal Cariveau and Hannah Potter each notched three pars to highlight a pair of 46s for the Bluejays, while Brianna Highum chipped in a 49 on the strength of two pars to cap the counting totals.
Ella Pehrson and CJ Born added a 54 and a 66, respectively, to round out Waseca’s effort on the day.
The Fairmont girls golf team competes in the St. Peter Invitational at 2 p.m. today at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter before teeing off the Cardinal Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Interlaken Golf Course.
The Fairmont boys golf lineup is idle until playing host to the Cardinal Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Rose Lake Golf Course.
The Waseca girls golfers also compete in today’s St. Peter Invite, while the Bluejay boys team is idle until playing host to Jackson County Central next Monday at Lakeside Golf Course.
David Maakestad fired a medalist nine-hole round of 42 to guide Fairmont to a 209-214 victory over Waseca during junior varsity boys action Monday at Interlaken.
Brock Lutterman tallied a 54, Mathew Cone netted a 56 and Niko Flanagan shot a 57 to account for the Cardinals’ other counting scores.
Trent VanEgdom (62) and Blaze Geiger (63) rounded out Fairmont’s performance.
Katrina Fuller shot a medalist score of 57 to pace the Waseca girls junior varsity’s winning score of 246 on Monday, while the Fairmont lineup was incomplete.
Brynn Gustafson produced a round of 62 for the Cardinals, while Lauren Scott chipped in a 67.