TROJAN GOLF: Trojan golf teams take 1st
WORTHINGTON -- One day after their first meet of the year, the Worthington Trojan boys' and girls' golf teams were back in action taking on Southwestern United, Southwest Christian and Adrian in a quadrangle at Prairie View Golf Course Friday.
"I feel like we have really played well these last few days," WHS coach Ron Wood said. "Our numbers are where we want them to be and it is only our second meet of the year."
The Trojan boys took first place out of the four teams with a final score of 171 between their top four golfers. The Wildcats took second with a 188, while the Dragons finished third with a 205. In fourth place were the Eagles after shooting a 251.
"We played a good match today on the boys' side," Wood said. "We are coming off a tremendous match from [Thursday] and the 171 is not far off from our average from a season ago."
Will Mulder was the low medalist in the meet with a 40, while Alex Kremer shot a 43. Seth Meier and Jacob Weg both shot 44s to round out the top four for the Trojans.
Clay Salzwedel had the second lowest score at the meet with a 42 to lead the Wildcats, while Ryan Elias picked up the low score for the Dragons (46). Tadd Van't Hof shot a 54 for the Eagles' lowest score.
On the girls' side, Kate Lesnar shot a 40 on the day to lead Worthington to a final score of 184. Adrian hit a 217 to round out the scores from the two complete teams in the girls meet.
"Two days in a row, the girls shot where they needed to be shooting to get the win," Wood said. "Kate and Morgan [Harberts] have been hitting really consistently for us so far. The ladies are off to a really good start this year."
Harberts was the second lowest score at the meet with a 44 for the Trojans, followed by the Dragons' Marissa Veld who hit a 47.
Tyree Murray (49) and Genna Putnam (51) rounded out Worthington's top four scores at the meet, while Katie Wieneke (53), Alexa Kemper (57) and MacKenzie Wagner (60) filled out the scorecard for Adrian.
Kailey Wendland was the only competitor for Southwest United, shooting a 67 on the day.
Worthington (boys 3-1, girls 2-0) is scheduled to host Pipestone Area Monday, while Adrian faces Westbrook-Walnut Grove Monday. Southwest Christian takes on Fulda Tuesday.
Windom girls, Marshall boys win
JACKSON -- The Windom girls' golf team and the Marshall boys' team finished with the lowest scores Friday in Jackson.
On the girls' side, the Windom Eagles scored a 194, followed by the Tigers with a 202 and the Huskies with a 207. Kelsey Hanefeld shot a low score of 44 for Windom, while Jessica Blanchard (46) was the low score for Marshall and Abby Brinkman (47) was the low score for JCC.
On the boys' side, the Tigers took first with a 159, followed by the Huskies with a 170 and the Eagles with a 179. Matt Bennett (Marshall) was the low score with a 38. JCC's low scorer was Jacob Ringkob (43) and Windom's was Kyle Antes (43).
Jackson County Central travels to Redwood Valley Tuesday, while Windom next plays as a team next Saturday when it hosts Worthington.
Springfield sweeps RRC
SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield boys' and girls' golf teams defeated the Red Rock Central Falcons Friday.
The Springfield girls scored a 228 and were led by Callie Wersal, who shot a 53. The Falcons shot a 252 as a team and were led by Makayla Meier with a low score of 56.
The Springfield boys shot a 194 overall, with Christopher Kretsch scoring the lowest with a 42. Brandon Sohre scored a 45 to lead the Falcons to a total score of 206.
The Falcons host Windom Monday.