Golf roundup: Section 3A, 3AA golf tournaments conclude first round

The Worthington Trojans and Section 3AA boys golf teams will play their first rounds this Thursday at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.

The Section 3A golf tournament began on Wednesday, May 24 at GreatLIFE golf course in Worthington
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Section Golf Tournaments:

Section 3AA girls golf tournament

BUFFALO LAKE — The Worthington Trojans girls golf team will advance to the second round of the Section 3AA girls golf tournament after finishing fourth at the Oakdale Golf Club opening round Wednesday.

The Trojans team score was 370, with senior Lilly Mahlberg pacing the group with 85 shots.

Taking first place was Redwood Valley with a score of 334. Minnewaska Area was second with 342 and Fairmont took third scoring 354.

Also advancing was Marshall with a team score of 379.


Madison Beckmann scored 92 for WHS. Mia Nixon shot a 96, and Tarren Spartz scored 97.

Claire Mahlberg placed fifth for WHS with a score of 99 and Ellie Weg shot 114.

All members of the Trojans varsity squad will compete at the Section 3AA second round on Wednesday, May 31.

The Worthington girls golf team advanced to the second round of the Section 3AA girls golf tournament Wednesday.
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Section 3AA boys golf tournament preview

BUFFALO LAKE — The Worthington Trojans boys golf team’s season has been full of up and down matches. But all that could change after the next 18 holes at the Section 3AA boys golf tournament on Thursday.

The Trojans are a dark horse in the meet — with all six varsity members available and eager to play a spectacular round of golf.

WHS junior Andrew Mulder has been playing with a lot of confidence in his swing lately. He was named the medalist at last Friday’s meet with Murray County Central.

Logan Powers is also playing some strong golf after reworking his drive and recouped an up and down start to the season.


WHS senior Tyler Jaycox has been consistent for WHS all season, and that consistency has been instrumental in close Big South Conference matches.

Spenser Nickel, Spenser Braaksma and Wesley Widboom have all been in the hunt for the final scoring position for WHS this season.

A strong match from any could help push WHS to a second-day appearance as a team.

The Section 3AA boys golf meet will begin at 9 a.m. at the Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake. The top five teams advance to day two next Wednesday, May 31.

The top five teams and a total of 44 golfers advance to the second round.

Section 3A boys and girls golf tournament

WORTHINGTON — Carson Boe from Lakeview and Shae O’Leary from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton finished the first day at the Section 3A boys and girls golf tournament in Worthington with the lowest score.

Boe has been to the Minnesota Class A state tournament twice, and is just a sophomore for the first-place Lakers. Boe scored 73 and was two strokes ahead of Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda/Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Nathan Kueny.

Carson Boe from Lakeview finished in the lead for the Section 3A boys tournament on Wednesday, May 24
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GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club in Worthington has a par of 71.


Lakeview’s team score was 327. The Coyotes were second with a score of 336.

Brock Henning finished third for the Adrian/Ellsworth Dragons. He scored 78. Sawyer Drent finished fourth and shot 79. Ethan Schwankl from Lakeview placed fifth with a score of 80.

The Dragons and Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton were the final two teams to advance. The Dragons scored 345 and the SWC/E scored 357.

Scoring for Lakeview were Lane Arends with 82 shots and Jordan Fischer with 92 shots.

Scoring for HL-O/F/W-WG were Brady Ross with 87 strokes and Neil Kuehl with 95.

The Dragons scorers were Logan Brake with 83, Breyer Hieronimus with 92 and Logan Graham with 92.

Gavin Rieck scored 86, Dawson Rieck shot an 88, Phillip Vander Lugt scored 90 and Jared Fischer scored 93.

Hudson Schryvers advanced to the second day as an individual for Murray County Central.


Symone Harms and the MCC Rebels girls golf team is tied for first with R-T-R after the first round concluded in the Section 3A girls golf tournament on Wednesday, May 24.
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MCC and R-T-R finished day one tied at 430 in the girls tournament at GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club.

Canby and Adrian/Ellsworth placed third and fourth respectively. Canby scored 433 and the Dragons had 457 team strokes.

Taya Elias from Adrian/Ellsworth finished second with 95 strokes. Kara Rangaard from Canby was third with 97 shots.

MCC teammates Rachael Huso and Elie Meyer finished fourth and fifth with 102 and 103 respectively.

Scoring for the Rebels were Ava Johnson with 106, Symone Harms and Lizzie Daniels tied with 119 strokes.

R-T-R’s top scorers were O’Leary with 92 strokes, Jena Goosen 109, Teigyn O’Leary 109, Zoey Williams 120 and Izzy Thomas 122.

Senior Madeline Wagner finished sixth for the Dragons with 103. Caitlyn Veld scored 127, Sophie Wieneke scored 131 and Ava Brown scored 132 for the Dragons.

Canby and Adrian/Ellsworth placed third and fourth respectively. Canby scored 433 and the Dragons had 457 team strokes.


Marenna Bang and Kelli Renneke advanced to the second round as individuals for the Coyotes.

Abigayl Olson will represent Hills-Beaver Creek as an individual in the second round.

The second round of Section 3A will conclude in Worthington on Wednesday, May 31.

Dominic Burns is a reporter at the Globe who covers general news and sports.
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