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Trojans' Beckmann qualifies for state AA golf tournament

Madison Beckmann will represent the Worthington Trojans in the Minnesota state high school golf tournament.

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Worthington Trojans golf freshman Madison Beckmann 05 26 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

BUFFALO -- Madison Beckmann will represent the Worthington Trojans in the Minnesota state high school golf tournament.

Beckmann, a freshman, compiled an 18-hole score of 90 strokes on Wednesday at the Section 3AA tournament, which coupled with an 88 on the first day of the two-day affair for a 178 total. That placed her fourth overall with a berth in the state tourney.

The Class AA tournament is June 15-16 at Ridges in Sand Creek, Jordan.

Teammate Ellie Weg carded a 200 (97-103) for 19th overall, and another Trojan, Tarren Spartz, shot a 203 (102-101).

“Madison started off with a couple double bogeys, which the girls started on hole 10,” said head coach Brooke Hermsen. “She was able to battle through with a 47 the first nine, then bounced back by shooting a solid 43 on the last nine holes with some impressive drives and chips. For just being a freshman, shooting her best round of the year the first round at sections with an 88 then coming back the second day of sections today with a 90 was just fantastic to see. Her teammates and myself were extremely happy to see her earn her 4th place medalist award today. Well-deserved.”

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Hermsen was also impressed with Weg and Spartz.

“Ellie and Tarren also played well today. They both shot their second best 18-hole round of the year. They both have improved so much throughout the season. Going to be fun watching them in the upcoming years.”

Worthington boys Tyler Jaycox and Logan Powers also competed on the second day of the section tournament. Jaycox shot a 77 on Wednesday and finished 15 over par over the two days. Powers shot an 81 on Wednesday and was 20 over par for the tournament.

Jaycox was 14th overall and Powers was 19th.

“I was happy that Tyler cracked the 80 mark in section play and Logan was just a couple putts away,” said WHS boys coach Paul Barduson. “Tyler once again grinded out multiple ups and downs and made clutch putts. Logan was strong off the tee and with his irons all day.”

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