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TROJAN GOLF: Trojan girl golfers top Luverne; Card boys win

LUVERNE -- Kate Lesnar shot a 40 to lead the Worthington Trojan girls' golf team to a win over the Luverne Cardinals Tuesday.

The Luverne boys' team defeated the Trojans by three points to get the conference win.

"We were a little flat today and I'm not really sure what was going on," WHS coach Ron Wood said. "But the girls woke up at the end and finished strong to get the win."

The Worthington girls shot a 188 as a team, while Luverne finished with a 210 team score.

"We always say that if we can get three of the girls to shoot in the 40s every meet we will be in a good position to win," Wood said. "We have been able to do that in every meet so far and that's great."

McKenzie Hurley finished second for the Trojans after shooting a 46, followed by Morgan Harberts who shot a 49 on the day. Tyree Murray and Genna Putnam tied for fourth for Worthington with each golfer finishing with a 53. Kia Veen hit a 59 to round out the Trojans varsity golfers.

"I'm pleased with our numbers today," Wood said. "But I think part of why we were not on our game was because this was our first meet away from home and it can be hard to adjust to that."

The Worthington boys finished with a 176 on the day, three points behind Luverne's low score of 173.

"It was not out best match on the men's side," Wood said. "We didn't shoot very well and we had a lot of costly mistakes on multiple holes."

The low medalist was Luverne's Matthew Sterrett who shot a 40.

Worthington was led by Seth Meier (43) and Alex Kremer (43), followed by Will Mulder (45), Jacob Woll (45) Zach Heidebrink (47) and Jacob Weg (47).

Worthington (boys 4-3, 1-1; girls 5-0, 2-0) travels to Windom Friday.

Dragons sweep

LAMBERTON -- The Adrian Dragon boys' tennis team and the Red Rock Central Falcon girls' team finished in first place during a quadrangle including Southwestern United and Southwest Christian Tuesday.

In the boys' division, Adrian's Justin and Ryan Elias tied for the low medalist position with each golfer shooting a 45 on the day. They led the Dragons to a total score of 192, which was good enough for first place.

The Falcons scored a 197 as a team and were led by Brandon Sohre (46), Casey Engen (48), Darren Kronbach (49) and Zach Kircher (54).

Southwestern United took third with a 214, led by Logan Ellenbecker who shot a 52 on the day.

The Eagles' Tadd Van' Hof scored a team-low 48, to lead SWC to a 234 team score.

On the girls' side, Adrian came away with the lowest team score, finishing with a 224, while Red Rock Central scored a 233 as a team. Southwestern United and Southwest Christian did not have a team score.

Adrian's Marissa Veld and RRC's Jaycee Nelson tied for low medalist with 55s.

W-WG boys, Fulda girls take first

WESTBROOK -- The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys' and the Fulda girls' golf teams finished in first place Tuesday.

W-WG finished with a 177 on the boys' side, followed by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton's 183 and Fulda's 215.

Dana Madson was the low medalist for the Chargers, shooting a 39, while Taylor Lindaman shot a 41. Devin Skalak led the Panthers with a 43 and Todd Peterson shot a 44.

On the girls' side, Fulda took first with a 190, followed by Westbrook-Walnut Grove's 223. T-M-B's score was incomplete.

Brittany Leinen shot a 44 for the low score in the meet for Fulda, while Madeline Westra shot a 45 for the Raiders.

Abby Herding shot a 46 for Westbrook-Walnut Grove, while Annika Anderson had a 46 for T-M-B.


REDWOOD FALLS --Host Redwood Valley beat Jackson County Central 167-173 in a Southwest Conference boys golf match, led by 41s carded by Adam Hengel, Mitch Fischer and Derek Bebeau.

Kyle Christopher hit a 42 to lead JCC.

On the girls' side, JCC prevailed 187-216. Emma Lilleberg had a 44 and Abby Brinkman a 45 for JCC. Abby Schmidt hit 49 for Redwood Valley.