PREP GOLF: Benson leads Huskies at the sub-section meet in 3AAREDWOOD FALLS — The Jackson County Central girls’ golf team took home first place at the 3AA section golf meet Thursday.
REDWOOD FALLS — The Jackson County Central girls’ golf team took home first place at the 3AA section golf meet Thursday.
Kaylee Benson shot a solid 81 to lead all golfers. Abby Benson, a seventh grader, shot a 94 on the day. Shelby Benson and Alison Benson, both freshmen, shot a 107 and 99, respectively. And finally Emma Lilleberg and Lexie Hoffman, both sophomores, ended up with scores of 95 and 104.
The Windom Eagles ended up taking third overall at the sub-section tournament.
The group of girls was headed by Megan Will, a junior, who shot an 84. Kelsey Hanefeld, Hannah Kloss, Miki Bolin, Marissa Cartwright and Maitland Vollan, all sophomores, shot a 99, 100, 103, 104 and 109, respectively.
There were also six individuals that qualified for continued section play.
Windom’s Megan Will shot an 84 for the top spot. Chloe Altmann, of BOLD, shot an 88 to take second. Ashley Schmitz, also of BOLD, shot a 93 to take the third spot. Redwood Valley’s Abby Schmidt shot a 94 to take fourth. Breann Mertens, of BOLD, took the fifth spot, shooting a 96. And Windom’s Kelsey Hanefeld shot a 99 to take the sixth and final individual spot.
Redwood Valleys wins
The Redwood Valley Cardinals took home first place in sub-section 3AA golf play on Thursday in the boys’ division.
The Cardinals, who shot a 340 to claim first, were made up of a young squad containing only sophomores and juniors.
Sophomores Adam Hengel, Joe Smith, Mitch Fischer and Thane Widmer shot an 82, 83, 89 and 92, respectively.
Juniors Alec Koster and Derek Bebeau ended up shotting an 86 and 92.
The Windom Eagles ended up coming in at a close second, shooting a 348.
Senior Adam Eisenmenger headed the team with a solid score of 81. Austen Smedsrud, senior, and fellow teammates Dylan Pigman and Landon Johnson, both sophomores, shot an 89. Seniors Thomas Elness and Christian Schuck shot a 90 and 95, respectively.
The Jackson County Central Huskies ended up coming in third with a score of 357.
The team was led by freshman Joe Brinkman, who hit an 83 on the day. Freshmen Jack Ringkob and Austin Olso shot a 99 and 97, respectively. The lone sophomore, Kyle Christopher, shot a 93 on the day. And the two juniors, Kyle Edlin and John Marker, shot an 89 and a 92, respectively.
There were four individual qualifiers from this section that will be moving on.
Ben Reckow, of St. James, shot an 81 to tie with Windom’s Adam Eisenmenger for the top spot. Following close behind them was JCC’s Joe Brinkmann with an 83. And Windom’s Dylan Pigman shot an 89 to take the fourth and final spot.