DeWar powers Fairmont to golf win over MCW

DRIVER — Fairmont’s Tanner DeWar watches his drive from the 10th tee box during a nonconference dual golf meet at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Tuesday. (Photo by Greg Abel)

FAIRMONT — Tanner DeWar carded an even-par medalist score of 37 to power the Fairmont Cardinals to a 178-202 non-league golf victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Tuesday at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont.

DeWar birdied the par-3 fifth hole and the par-4 ninth hole to highlight his team-leading round. Fairmont’s senior captain also produced five pars to outdistance the boys-only dual-meet field.

Colby Grotte birdied the par-5 second hole to complement two pars to net a total of 44 for the Cardinals.

Alexander Moeller and David Maakestad completed Fairmont’s counting marks with a 48 and a 49, respectively. Moeller sank one birdie to highlight his effort, while Maakestad did likewise during his nine-hole performance.

Alec Reutzel and Blaze Geiger rounded out the Cardinals’ roster with a 52 and a 55, respectively, with Geiger tallying one par.

Mitchell Weber topped the Mavericks’ effort by carding a nine-hole mark of 41. Weber generated a team-best five pars on the round.

Carson Kahler shot a 49 to finish eight strokes behind Weber’s pace, while Hunter Schmidt and Nic Miller completed MCW’s counting scores. Schmidt fired a 51 with one par, while Miller chipped in a 61.

Evan Roben (70) and Zach Forsberg (82) rounded out the Mavericks’ performance.

Fairmont travels to the Mississippi National Golf Club on Friday to compete in the Red Wing Invitational starting at noon.

Martin County West competes in the Madelia Invite at 1 p.m. Friday.

Blue Earth Area 157, Waseca 169 (Boys) — Braden Gudahl and Hunter Spencer each broke the 40 mark to steer the Bucs to a 12-stroke victory over the Bluejays during a Big South Conference dual meet Tuesday in Waseca.

Gudahl claimed medalist honors with a meet-low 37, while Spencer pocketed runner-up accolades by firing a 39.

Gaven Bruellman and Manning Lane contributed a 40 and a 41, respectively, to BEA’s counting totals on the day.

Max Ehrich and Ashton Lloyd rounded out the Bucs’ effort with a 44 and a 47, respectively.

Sam O’Brien led Waseca’s effort with a nine-hole round of 40 at the Lakeside golf course, while Brock Bye (41), Griffin Seifert (42) and Ethan Hedberg (46) rounded out the counting marks.

Blue Earth Area competes in the St. Cloud Invite on Thursday.