Prep golf: Herdman medals in Fulda; Pigman and Henning tie at Westbrook
FULDA — Windom Area finished with four girls in the top six at Tuesday’s Fulda Invitational Golf Tournament at Town and Country Golf Course.
Leigh Hanefeld shot an 87 to finish second overall individually and lead the Eagles. Kelsey Hanefeld and Marissa Cartwright tied for fifth as each carded a 96 with Maitland Vollan’s 100 capping off a team championship score of 379.
Abby Herding paced the field to take individual medalist honors for Westbrook-Walnut Grove with an 83. Katie Reynolds of Fulda and Adrian’s Alexia Kemper finished the day at 93 and 95, respectively, to take third and fourth.
The Dragons, led by Kemper’s 95, were second as a team. Marissa Veld and Katie Wieneke both shot a 97 with MacKenzie Wagner taking a 107 to give Adrian a 396. Reynolds’ 93 helped Fulda to a third-place finish at its home tournament. Brittany Leinen (100), Caitlin Strenge (102) and Claire Westra (107) capped off the team total.
Herding opened the day with a 42 on the way out before needing only 41 shots after making the turn to come away as the meet’s medalist. Deziree Koenig (107), Makenna Takle (119) and Brittany Erickson (128) contributed to the fourth-place team score of 437 for W-WG.
Liz Prahm and Hannah Davis (104) led Murray County Central to a fifth-place score of 484. Katie Wendland came in with a 99 to pace Southwestern United in its sixth-place finish of 504 while Hannah Sell’s 118 was the top score for Red Rock Central, which took seventh at 512. Caitlin Oeltjenbruns shot a 116 for Mountain Lake Area, which didn’t field a complete squad.
W-WG Golf Invitational
WESTBROOK — Adam Christensen’s third-place individual round of 80 led Murray County Central Tuesday. It also helped the Rebels to a first-place team score of 332.
All four of the MCC scorers finished the night in the top 10. Grant Everson’s 91 put him in a tie for third place with Ryan Clark of WA, which took second as a team at 334; just two strokes behind the Rebels. Tyler Groves was sixth with an 83 while Jaden Boerboom took 10th with an 88 to bring them to their total.
The Eagles were led by a 77 for Dylan Pigman, which put him in a tie for first with Ben Henning of Adrian. After Clark’s 81, Kyle Ants’ 86 was good for ninth and third-best on the team. Tanner Diemer brought them to their total of 334 with a 92.
The Dragons took third with 350 strokes as a team and were led by Henning. Collin Kemper (86), Ryan Elias (91) and Tommy McCarthy (96) rounded out their total. Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton was fourth at 380. Clayton Huisken (90), Jay DeBoer (92), Tadd Van’t Hof (97) and Jacob Kreun (101) made up the Flying Dutchmen score.
Fulda came in a close fifth as it was led by Cole Dierks’ 93 to finish at 383. W-WG took sixth with a 398 and was paced by a 95 for Trey Dockelman. Aaron Walzak tied for seventh with an 84 to lead the MLA charge as it finished with a 410, good for seventh. Red Rock Central was led by Zach Kircher’s 100 with Clay Salzwedel shooting an 89 for an incomplete Southwestern United squad.
Luverne vs. JCC
LUVERNE — The Jackson County Central boys golf team did just enough to steal a win away from Luverne on its home course Tuesday as the Huskies finished the evening with a 181-183 victory.
That was the closer of the two duels as the JCC girls took a convincing 191-216 win.
Joe Brinkman was the individual medalist as he led the field with a 9-hole total of 42 for JCC. Teammates Chris Baker and Austin Olson weren’t far behind as each finished with 46 while Kyle Kapplinger rounded out the team total with a 47.
Mark Spreiter carded a 44 for Luverne. Chaz Smedsrud and Blake Stegenga were right on his heels at 45 and 46 with Colton Arends and Spencer Riphagen both finishing out their rounds at 48 strokes.
Abby Brinkman came in with the top score amongst the girls when she got back to the clubhouse with a 46. Alison Benson was just one stroke behind her at 47. Abby Benson (48) and Emmalie Benson (50) brought the Huskies to their total of 191.
Madison Crabtree’s 50 was the top score for the Luverne girls with Hailey Remme carding a 52. Makayla Sterrett, Mira Uithoven and Hannah VerSteeg all finished with a 57.