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Red Rock Conference golf: Kemper, Groves win conference tournament

WORTHINGTON -- Adrian's Alexia Kemper and Murray County Central's Tyler Groves were crowned boys and girls Red Rock Conference champions on Tuesday at the Red Rock Conference Tournament at the Worthington Country Club. Kemper won the girls tourna...

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Adrian's Alexia Kemper poses with her medal after winning the Red Rock Conference tournament on Tuesday in Worthington.

WORTHINGTON -- Adrian’s Alexia Kemper and Murray County Central’s Tyler Groves were crowned boys and girls Red Rock Conference champions on Tuesday at the Red Rock Conference Tournament at the Worthington Country Club. Kemper won the girls tournament with an 85, while Grove won the boys tournament with a 78.

Kemper struggled a little bit on the front nine, shooting a 46, but found a rhythm on the back nine as she shot a 39, highlighted by a birdie on hole 14.

“On the back nine everything kind of came together,” she said. “My drives were going well -- chipping, putting, everything was going well.”

Groves shot a 37 on the front nine -- including a birdie on hole 4 -- and followed that up with a 41 on the back nine.

“I’ve played well the last couple of weeks and I putted really well today, which contributed to me winning,” he said. “My chipping and putting was good today. That really helped me out. Overall it was good ball striking.”

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The MCC girls won the team championship with a score 421, and the Fulda boys took home the first-place trophy with a 362.

The Fulda girls finished second (429), while Adrian and Westbrook-Walnut Grove tied for third (439), and Heron Lake-Okabena finished fifth (442).

The Rebels girls were led by Abby Hamman’s 92 -- good for second place, while Martina Thunder Hawk shot a 108 (eighth), Vanessa Dahlgren shot a 110, and Amber Boock shot a 111. Hamman and Thunder Hawk earned all-conference honors.

Fulda’s Lynneigh Vrooman (third) and Emily Schroer (fourth) earned all-conference honors, shooting a 98 and a 99.Taylor Warborg shot a 112 and Amber Breuker scored 120 to round out the Raiders’ scores.

W-WG’s Brittany Erickson finished fifth with a 100, while Avoree Bakken and Gabby Grams each scored 111, and halle Steen shot a 117.

Adrian’s Annika Elias shot a 111, while Josi Altman shot a 120, and Gracia Elias shot a 123.

The Wildcats’ Brooke Freking (eighth), Sarah Madsen (10th), and Sam Freking (10th) were all-conference performers. Brooke Freking shot a 108, while Sarah Madsen and Sam Freking each scored 109. Lexy Reusch added a 116.

Tess Van Maanen of H-BC finished sixth with a 102, while teammate Hannah Fick shot a 123.

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SWC/E’s Ella Fondberg finished ninth, shooting a 103, and Jennifer Shelhaas scored 117.

RRC’s Maria Johnson tied for 10th with a 109, while Abby Meier shot a 129.

W-WG’s boys finished second (375), while MCC was third (381), Southwest Christian/Edgerton was fourth (383), Hills-Beaver Creek was fifth (407), Adrian was sixth (415), HL-O was seventh (428), Red Rock Central was eighth (432), and Mountain Lake Area was ninth (455).

Fulda’s Payton Marquardt, Justin Dierks and Joe Fischer all earned all-conference honors. Marquardt finished second (86), while Dierks was fourth (89), and Fischer was fifth (92). Cory Renneke rounded out the Raiders’ score with a 95.

SWC/E’s Trey Huisken finished third (88), while Joshua Kreun scored a 96, Jeremy Vander Woude shot a 97 and Derek Fey shot a 102.

W-WG’s Cole Bunting and Anthony Ross tied for sixth, each scoring 93, while Kyle Kuehl was tied for eighth with two other competitors (94). Jack Jorgenson shot a 95 to round out the Chargers’ score.

MCC’s Cole Ahlers finished tied for eighth with a 94, Jack Pierson scored a 96, and Dawson Tutt scored 113.

H-BC’s Preston Maasen also tied for eighth (94), while Dylon Taubert shot a 100, Thomas Dysthe shot a 103, and Parker Gehrke shot a 110.

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The Falcons’ Jaden Prechel shot a 101, while Tyler Horning shot a 105, Cole Werner shot a 111, and Cade Bittner shot a 115.

Ryan Pedersen shot a 104 for the Wolverines, while Dima Hanson scored 103, unior Louangsaphakdy scored 121, and Tommy Richert scored 123.

HL-O’s Ben Sheldahl scored a 99, while Isaiah Schmid scored 106, Kaleb Sydnes scored 109, and Ethan Koep scored 114.

The Dragons’ Landon Runia shot a 98, while Mitchell Veld shot a 100, Cole Weidert shot a 108, and Brady Henning shot a 109.

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Murray County Central's Tyler Groves (left) and Cole Ahlers (right) pose with their medals after earning All-Red Rock Conference honors on Tuesday in Worthington.

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