Sub-Section 3AA Golf: Trojans place second at Sub-Sections
TYLER -- The Worthington Trojan boys and girls golf teams finished second in their respective divisions behind the Marshall Tigers at the Section 3AA Sub-Section Golf Tournament Wednesday in Tyler.
"I am really proud of the persistence both teams showed despite the rain and wind that they dealt with all day," WHS coach Ron Wood said. "No one let the weather get them down and that was reflected in our scores."
Marshall scored a 303 in the boys' division to outpace the rest of the field. Worthington shot a 325 as a team, followed by Luverne (327) and Pipestone Area (369).
"This is probably the best round of golf I have seen the boys play since I've been here," Wood said. "They did a great job and it was amazing considering the atrocious weather we had to play through."
Alex Kremer led the Trojan boys with an 80, with both Seth Meier and Jacob Woll shooting 81s. Will Mulder (83), Jacob Weg (84) and Tyler VanHove (89) rounded out the rest of the scores for Worthington. Kremer, Meier and Woll all qualified for the Section Tournament next week.
"This is the most boys we have had in the Section Tournament in a long time," Wood said. "I'm really proud of them and how they fought through the elements."
Marshall's Matt Bennett was the low medalist for the boys with a 72, while Luverne's Matt Sterrett (77) and Pipestone Area's Brock Morgan (85) led their respective teams.
In the girls' division, Marshall scored a 352 to win the meet, while Worthington finished with a 390 to take second. Luverne placed third with a 424 and Pipestone Area's score was incomplete.
"Everyone played really hard today, especially in the first few hours when the weather was the worst," Wood said. "I'm pleased with the girls' scores."
Jessica Blanchard of Marshall was the low medalist for the girls, while Worthington's Kate Lesnar shot an 86 for the second lowest score.
Morgan Harberts took second on the Trojans with a 94, followed by McKenzie Hurley (103), Genna Putnam (107), Tyree Murray (115) and Kia Veen (118). Emilee Johnson shot a 98 to lead Luverne at the meet.
Lesnar and Harberts both qualified to compete at next week's Section Tournament.
"I would have liked a better third and fourth score from us, but overall it was a good finish to the year," Wood said.
The five Trojans who qualified for the Section Tournament will play again next Thursday at Eagle Creek golf course in Willmar for the chance to compete in the state meet.
"The fact that we have five individuals making it into the Section Tournament is a great accomplishment," Wood said. "We really did a nice job today as a team and individually. I'm proud of how everyone played."