Sub-Section 3A Golf Tournament: Fulda girls, MCC boys solid
WORTHINGTON -- The Fulda Raiders girls' team and the Murray County Central boys' team took first place at the Sub-Section 3A South Golf Tournament Thursday at Prairie View Golf Course.
"We played really well today and this was probably one of our better meets of the year," MCC boys' golfer Adam Christensen said. "We've done really well all year, but it means a lot for our team to play this well today."
Fulda ran away with first place on the girls' side, shooting a 397 as a team. The Adrian Dragons finished in second with a 421, followed by a team score of 438 from the Rebels.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove finished with a 441 to take fourth, while Red Rock Central shot a 451 to finish in fifth. Southwestern United's score was incomplete.
"These are some pretty veteran kids and they have been down this road before," Fulda girls' coach Loren Carlson said. "They know what to do and they know what to expect."
The Raiders' Madeline Westra shot a 92 to claim the top spot in the girls' division, followed by teammate Brittany Leinen who shot a 94.
"It was a really good day for me," Westra said. "I kind of like the colder weather and I was able to get used to the wind last week. I was pretty happy with how I played."
Fulda's Mallory Pagel shot a 104 to go along with a pair of 107s from Caitlin Strenge and Katie Reynolds to round out the Raiders' top-four scorers.
"We are extremely happy and we are looking forward to playing at Sections next week," Westra said. "We hope we can play well at Sections and reach our goal of making it to state."
The Dragons were led by Katie Wieneke's 98, while Liz Prahm led the Rebels with a 101. Paige Erickson finished with a 104 to pace the Chargers and Kylie Redenius led the Falcons with a 110. Kailey Wendland was the low score for the Wildcats with a 100.
The Raiders and the Dragons both advance to the Section meet as a team after finishing first and second respectively.
Wendland, Prahm, Hannah Davis (MCC, 102), Erickson and Abby Herding (W-WG, 108) were the individual qualifiers in the girls' division and will advance to the section meet.
On the boys' side, the Rebels outpaced the field with a 320 team score, followed by the Chargers who shot a 351 as a team.
"For the boys, their drives were working well today," MCC coach Kim DeLong said. "Their approaches were also working for them today and that helped everyone keep their scores low."
Adrian came in third with a 364, while Southwestern United shot a 379. Fulda finished in fourth place with a 389 team score followed by Red Rock Central's 395. Southwest Christian/Edgerton took seventh with a 410 and Hills-Beaver Creek shot a 417 as a team.
W-WG's Dana Madson was the low medalist for the boys, shooting a 74 on the day. MCC's Christensen was runner-up after shooting a 76.
"I had pretty much everything working for me today," Christensen said. "I had a double-bogey on No. 15 when I hit it in the water, but I really putted well today and my chipping was really good as well."
Adrian was led by Ben Henning's 80, while Kyle Wendland shot an 87 to lead SWU. Cole Dierks led Fulda with an 85, followed by Brandon Sohre who paced Red Rock Central with an 86. SWC/E's Tadd Van't Hof led the team with a 90 and HBC's Matt McLeod shot a 99.
The Rebels and the runner-up Chargers both advance to the Section meet as a team. Qualifying for the Section Tournament as individuals are Henning, Dierks, Sohre, Todd Peterson (Fulda, 87), Wendland, Van't Hof, Collin Kemper (Adrian, 91), Collin Meinders (SWU, 93) and Jay DeBoer (SWC/E, 94). DeBoer beat Adrian's Justin Elias in a one-hole playoff for the final spot at the Section meet.
All qualifying teams and individuals will take part in the Section 3A Tournament Wednesday in Marshall.