WHS BOYS' AND GIRLS' GOLF: WHS golf splits with LuverneWORTHINGTON — The Worthington boys’ and girls’ golf teams split their matches against Luverne Tuesday at the Worthington Country Club.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington boys’ and girls’ golf teams split their matches against Luverne Tuesday at the Worthington Country Club.
The Worthngton girls’ team improved to 4-3 on the season with a 193-196 victory over the Cardinals. The WHS boys’ team dropped to 2-6 with a 173-155 loss to Luverne.
“For the girls, we continue to make early season mistakes that keep the girls from moving their scores lower,” WHS coach Ron Wood said. “The boys continue to be stuck in the 170 range, which will not win in the Southwest Conference.”
In the girls’ match, Worthington’s Kate Lesnar was the low medalist after shooting a 40. It is the third time this season that Lesnar has been the low medalist.
The Trojans finished with a 193; Lesnar shot a 40, Morgan Harberts shot a 50, McKenzie Hurley shot a 51, Tyree Murray shot a 52, Mariah Haffield shot a 53 and Genna Putnam shot a 61.
The Cardinals finished with a 196; Emily Spreiter shot a 45, Emily Johnson shot a 47, Taylor Stratton shot a 50, Kirsten Olson shot a 54, Makayla Sterrett shot a 57 and Alice Anderson shot a 64.
Despite good scores throughout the girls’ match, Lesnar was the one who stood out above the rest.
“I did alright, I think,” Lesnar said. “I stuck with each round and was able to turn some things around. I think my short chip shots were my forte today, those saved me from getting some bogeys and double-bogeys.
“I need to work on my sand shots the most. Today the sand was kind of wet, so it was hard to know how to attack that. Other than that, the biggest thing is that I need to be consistent with my driver. All in all, I did alright.”
Lesnar golfed in a group with teammate Haffield. The medalist was impressed with how her teammate played and said Haffield is one of her favorite people to golf alongside.
And coach Wood was impressed with several other members of the girls’ team as well.
“Morgan Harberts’ 50 was an excellent score given she had two eights and a seven,” Wood said. “Tyree Murray also continues to be a rising shining star as the new-comer to varsity. Her 52 marks her continued improvement.”
In the boys’ match, Luverne’s Brandon Klein was the low medalist after shooting a 36.
Luverne finished with a 155; Klein shot a 36, Mathew Sterrett shot a 39, Dylan Skattum and Mark Spreiter shot 40s and Austin Maxwell and Blake Stegena shot 47s.
Worthington finished with a 173; Seth Meier shot a 41, Jacob Weg shot a 43, Jake Woll shot a 44, Alex Kremer shot a 45, Will Mulder 47 and Zach Heidebrink shot a 49.
And despite every member of the team shooting in the 40s, Wood said there is still plenty of room for improvement on the boys’ side of things.
“We need some breakthrough scores to get untracked,” Wood said.
Both the Worthington girls’ and boys’ teams compete against Jackson County Central on Thursday. The Luverne boys’ and girls’ team each go up against Fulda on Thrusday.
With the season still fairly new, the Trojans are comfortable with where they stand right now and they can only hope that things continue to get better for both the girls’ and boys’ squads.
“We’re not doing too bad right now as a team,” Lesnar said. “I think all we have to do right now is try to get better from here on out.”
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