Fairmont girls golf lineup places 3rd at invite

Bergen Senf

BUFFALO LAKE — Fairmont junior golfer Bergen Senf continued her low-scoring ways in Thursday’s unseasonably-cool temperatures at Oakdale Golf Club.

Senf produced a team-leading 11 pars to capture runner-up individual medalist accolades in guiding the Cardinals to third place overall during the nine-team pre-section girls golf invitational in Buffalo Lake.

Senf opened the front nine holes of the course with a 40 before recording a 39 on the back side to close out the tournament with the second-best individual score of 79.

Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa fired a total of 315 to coast to the team championship by 47 strokes over runner-up New Ulm (362).

Fairmont garnered third place with a 364 — only two shots off New Ulm’s pace, while Worthington claimed fourth place in the team standings with a 398.

Maggy Totzke connected for four pars on her way to shooting an 18-hole round of 45-43-88 for Fairmont, while teammate Anika Haugen sank three par putts to card a 50-46-96.

Totzke’s total of 88 on the day was good enough to capture ninth place overall in the individual competition.

Isabell Geiger penciled in a round of 47-57-104 on the strength of three pars to account for the Cardinals’ final counting score.

Bailey Martinson connected on one par to pace a 49-56-105, while teammate Anna Nordquist made a 54-57-111 with two pars and a birdie to round out the Cardinals’ performance.

Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s Emily Harste collected medalist honors with a 36-39-75.

Luverne (405) finished fifth in the team competition, followed by Morris Area (414), Pipestone Area (415), Montevideo (424) and Redwood Valley (456).

Fairmont (48-5) plays its final conference dual meet on Tuesday against St. Peter at Interlaken Golf Course.