Fairmont girls golfers win St. Peter Invitational crown
ST. PETER — A 45-minute rain delay, 22 mph winds and a 20-degree drop in the temperature from the first tee time to the final green could not keep the Fairmont Cardinal girls golfers from capturing the five-team St. Peter Invitational on Tuesday.
Maggy Totzke, Anika Haugen and Solveig Senf produced a respective 3-4-5 overall individual showing to power Fairmont to a winning team total of 365 — 16 strokes better than host St. Peter’s runner-up score (381) at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter.
Blue Earth Area pocketed third with a 430, Waseca finished fourth at 432, while Redwood Valley proved one golfer short — three — of posting a complete team score.
“The girls persevered through the stoppage and the elements today to pull off the team win,” said Fairmont head coach Brad Haugen.
Totzke generated a team-best six pars, including four on the back nine holes, to net a third-place, 18-hole round of 44-42-86 to top the Cardinals’ winning ways.
Haugen and Senf then captured fourth and fifth, respectively, to pack top-five scoring punch to Fairmont’s first-place performance. Haugen sank two pars to highlight her score of 46-44-90, while Senf connected for three pars — all on the front side of Shoreland — to post a 44-48-92.
Lauren Davis edged teammate Brynn Gustafson by a mere one shot to net the fourth and final counting total for Fairmont.
Davis tied for eighth place overall with a 52-45-97, including three pars, while Gustafson garnered 10th place individually with back-to-back 49s for a total of 98. Gustafson made two pars.
Bailey Martinson completed the Cardinals’ winning effort by firing a 58-48-106 to share a piece of 15th place overall. Martinson dropped home four pars, including three on the back nine holes.
Kylie Rosenau shared 13th place overall with a round of 55-59-104 to pace Blue Earth Area’s third-place team effort. Rosenau birdied the par-5 second hole to highlight her performance, while chipping in one par.
Rylan Storbeck tied Fairmont’s Martinson for 15th place by carding back-to-back 53s for a 106, including two pars, to net second on the Bucs’ team, while Payten Gudahl and Katelyn Storbeck rounded out BEA’s counting marks on the event.
Gudahl claimed 19th place with a 56-53-109, including two pars, while Katelyn Storbeck finished two shots back at 55-56-111 to place 20th.
Lyndsey Borris and Jordon Smith completed the Bucs’ effort by finishing 23rd and 24th, respectively.
Borris penciled in an 18-hole round of 65-60-125, while Smith chipped in a 70-57-127. Both Borris and Smith made one par.
The Fairmont girls golf team plays host to the Cardinal Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Rose Lake Golf Course in Fairmont. The Blue Earth Area girls golf lineup travels to Windom on Friday for a dual meet before competing in the Cardinal Invitational on Saturday in Fairmont.
St. Peter Invitational
Team Results: 1. Fairmont 365; 2. St. Peter 381; 3. Blue Earth Area 430; 4. Waseca 432. Incomplete: Redwood Valley.
Individual Results (Top 10): 1. Megan Nelson (WAS) 80; 2. Adrianna Bixby (STP) 81; 3. Maggy Totzke (FMT) 86; 4. Anika Haugen (FMT) 90; 5. Solveig Senf (FMT) 92; 6. Payden Beran (RV) 93; 7. Julian Brown (RV) 94; 8. (tie) Mia Hansen (STP) and Lauren Davis (FMT) 97s; 10. Brynn Gustafson (FMT) 98.
Other Fairmont score: T15. Bailey Martinson 106. B.E. Area scores: T13. Kylie Rosenau 104; T15. Rylan Storbeck 106; 19. Payten Gudahl 109; 20. Katelyn Storbeck 111; 23. Lyndsey Borris 125; 24. Jordon Smith 127.
Lake Mills 152, North Union 189, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 191 (Boys) — Bennet Berger and Casey Hanson each carded co-meet medalist nine-hole rounds of 35 to power Lake Mills to a triangular boys golf triumph Tuesday at Rice Lake Country Club in Lake Mills, Iowa.
Garrett Ham penciled in a score of 38, while Peyton Severson shot a 44 to round out Lake Mills’ first-place counting marks.
Teagon Fothergill fired a nine-hole total of 43 to pace North Union’s runner-up score, while Gage Madden generated a 47. Parker Eichenberger netted a 49 for the Warriors, while Chase Cummins delivered a 50 to round out their counting scores.
Michael Hansen chipped in a 55 for North Union, while Kegan Boland added a 68.
North Union plays host to Belmond-Klemme and West Hancock at 4:15 p.m. Friday in Armstrong.
North Union 180, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 194, Eagles Grove 212 (Boys) — The North Union boys claimed the top four scores during triangular golf action Monday at Garner Golf Course.
North Union shot a team score of 180, while Garner-Hayfield/Ventura carded a 194 and Eagle Grove combined for a 212.
Chase Cummins hit the medalist score of 44 for the Warriors, while Teagon Fothergill carded the runner-up score of 45.
Nick Schiltz also recorded a 45 for the Warriors, while Gage Madden recorded a 46 for the final counting North Union score and the fourth-place score overall.
Parker Eichenberger connected for a nine-hole total of 50, while Michael Hansen shot a 52.
Madelia 191, Martin County West 191 (Boys) — Hunter Schmidt hit the medalist score of 38 for the Mavericks over nine holes at Fox Lake Golf Course on Friday for a dual-meet tie with the Blackhawks.
Schmidt had four pars and birdied the par-4 ninth hole for his 3-over score.
Connor Simmonds parred two holes on his way to a score of 48 for third overall and second for the Mavericks, while Andy Lawrence parred one hole to card a 49 for the third MCW score.
Cam Domeier, Carter Lyon and Evan Roben all recorded 56s, tying for the Mavericks’ final counting score. Domeier had one par to reach his score.
Colin Wihlm led the Blackhawks with his runner-up score of 39, with three pars and an eagle on the par-5 second hole.
Noah Tierney carded two pars for the second Madelia score of 48, while Colby Wihlm recorded the third Blackhawk score with a 50.
Luke Stensrud parred one hole on the way to a 54 for the final Madelia counting score.
Collin Tierney and Josiah DeMaris each shot a 55 for Madelia.
Martin County West travels to Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore to face Blue Earth Area at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
In incomplete team girls action last Friday at Fox Lake Golf Course, Savannah Wyman led Madelia’s total of 264 with a nine-hole medalist round of 57 during dual-meet action against Martin County West.
Katherine DeVlaeminck recorded the runner-up score of 62 for the Blackhawks, while Katie Bocock shot a 67 and Genesis Robles-Moran hit a 78 for Madelia.
Shanna Amborn led the Mavericks with a score of 63, while Brenna Heifner shot a 67 and Lucy Larson connected for a 75.
Madelia 196, Alden-Conger 199 (Boys) — Colin Wihlm hit four pars and a birdie to card a 43 for Madelia during dual-meet action Thursday at Madelia Golf Course.
Colby Wihlm hit the runner-up score of 45 with two pars, while Josiah DeMaris connected for a 52.
Collin Tierney recorded the final Blackhawk counting score of 56.
Noah Tierney and Luke Stensrud each shot a 60 for Madelia.
Ethan Greenfield led Alden-Conger with a 47, while Ryker Erickson totaled a 48.
Alden-Conger 239, Madelia 256 (Girls) — The Knights took three of the top four spots during girls golf dual-meet action against the Blackhawks last Thursday in Madelia.
Savannah Wyman led the meet with her medalist score of 55 for the Blackhawks, while Katherine DeVlaeminck had the second Madelia score of 64.
Genesis Robles-Moran recorded a 67 for the Blackhawks and Katie Bocock recorded a 70 on the nine-hole course.
Emma Morrison recorded the runner-up score of 57 for the Knights, while Emma Kleinschrodt had a 58, Ella Riebe carded a 59 and Emelia Jacobs notched a 65.