North Union golf team advances to district
NEWELL, Iowa — The North Union boys golf team placed high enough to advance to the district meet during Iowa Class 1A sectional play Friday at Newell Municipal Golf Course.
The Warriors placed third overall with a team score of 355, while Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire finished second with a combined total of 352 and host Newell-Fonda finished first at 342.
Usually the top two teams from sectional play move on to districts, but because host Newell-Fonda placed first, a third team is allowed to advance.
The Warriors move on to Class 1A district play Thursday at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge at 10 a.m.
Newell-Fonda’s Hogan Henrich claimed medalist honors with his 18-hole total of 38-38-76.
Hayden Nicoson led the Warriors with his score of 38-43-81.
Parker Eichenberger notched the second Warriors score with a 45-42-87, while Carter Anderson hit a 42-49-91 and Jacob Burt totalled a 49-47-96 for the final North Union contributing scores.
Michael Hanson hit a 50-52-102 and Cage Madden totalled a 56-50-106 to round out the Warriors’ scoring.
Madelia placed first and Martin County West finished five shots back at the Madelia invitational moved to Rose Lake Golf Club in Fairmont on Friday.
Madelia finished with a total of 350, helped by Carson Wihlm’s medalist score of 38-41-79. Carson Wihlm hit nine pars and birdied the par-4 14th hole to net his score.
Colin Wihlm followed with a 41-46-87 on six pars, while Jared Henry and Colby Wihlm each shot 45-47-92 for the Blackhawks.
Henry made four pars, while Colby Wihlm sank five pars to build their scores.
Cade Lunz notched a 46-47-93 on one par and a birdie on the par-4 15th hole, while Colin Tierney hit a 54-57-111 to round out the Blackhawks scoring.
Dawson Weber led MCW with a 39-42-81 on nine pars, while Mitchell Weber hit a 39-44-83 on seven pars and a birdie on the par-3 seventh hole.
Hunter Schmidt sank two par putts on his way to a 43-50-93 and Carson Kahler made three pars to put up a 42-56-98 for the final Maverick contributing scores.
Nic Miller’s 64-55-119 and Evan Roben’s 56-66-122 rounded out the Mavericks’ scoring.
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther/Truman ended with an incomplete team score with only two golfers competing.
Mitchell Steuber hit a 48-63-111 on three pars, while Colby Brudelie notched a 61-72-133.
Alden-Conger ended third with a combined score of 399, while Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet finished fourth at 416.
MCW plays in invitational action Tuesday at Fox Lake Golf Course in Blue Earth, while Madelia travels to North Links Golf Course in North Mankato at noon on Tuesday and GHEC/ML/T waits to play Madelia again at 4:30 p.m. next Friday at Rose Lake Golf Club.
In the girls’ tourney, Alden-Conger took first, while Madelia finished second and Martin County West placed third at Rose Lake Golf Club on Friday.
Alden-Conger used Ahnika Johnson’s medalist score of 48-52-100 and Annika Riebe’s runner-up score of 49-52-101 to lead to a combined score of 451.
Madelia took second with a team score of 466.
Alayna Champlin led the Blackhawks with a 55-56-111 on one par, while Jude Frelich was close behind at 52-60-112 on two pars.
Faith Bergeman shot a 57-64-121, while Savannah Wyman notched a 59-63-122 for the final Blackhawks’ contributing scores.
Taylor Tierney rounded out Madelia’s scoring with a 60-68-128.
Leah Amborn led the Mavericks with a 52-60-112 on two pars, while Kate Lyon placed second on MCW with a 56-68-124.
Natalie Smith’s 66-73-139 and Macey Becker’s 71-80-151 rounded out the Mavericks’ counting scores.
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther/Truman ended with an incomplete score after having only two golfers compete.
Amber Steen led the Jaguars with a 61-75-136, while Lexy Flohrs finished with a 64-80-144.
Madelia travels to North Links Golf Course at noon on Tuesday, while the Jaguars wait to play Madelia again at 4:30 p.m. next Friday at Rose Lake Golf Club and MCW plays in Blue Earth Area’s invitational Tuesday at Fox Lake Golf Course in Blue Earth.