PREP BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF: Marshall boys, girls win Fairmont Invitational titles

FAIRMONT – Both the Marshall boys and girls golf teams took home victories at the Fairmont open on Saturday.

On the girls side, Marshall finished with a 347 while Mankato West finished second with a 403; St Peter was third with a 414 and Fairmont was 4th with a 422.

Jessica Blanchard and Hanna Peterson finished the final round tied at the top of the leaderboard with 83’s and Peterson took the tournament in a one-hole playoff.

Kami Love finished third overall at the tournament with an 84.

“That’s exciting, as a team, to see,” Tigers coach Nancy Blanchard said. “We’re getting closer to where we need to be. We’re much more competitive than we used to be. If we keep playing this way, we should have a good finish.”

Love was followed by Mallory Griffin with a 97, Kirsten Webskowski with a 99 and Sarah Vogl with a 108.

The boys side saw Marshall’s Matt Bennett finish first overall with a 72 while Cord Weber from Martin County West was right behind him with a 73 overall and Mitch Pfingsten from Fairmont finished 3rd overall with a 75.

The boys side dominated team play, shooting a 310 while New Ulm finished with a 329 and Mankato West finished with a 334.

Brent Haukom finished the day with a 79 to go with a 79 from Alex Buysee, an 80 from Jacob Baker, and 84 from Matt Christianson and an 89 from Spencer Aufenthine.

Marshall coach Allen Lucht was pleased with his team’s performance overall.

“Matt had a bunch of birdies on the front nine and had one bad hole with a triple bogey,” Lucht said. “We need the rest of the guys to get themselves on track and get down in the mid-70’s. They are getting better and getting more consistent. The short game, as always, is going to be key.”

Camden Conference triangular

MADISON – The Lac qui Parle Valley boys golf team claimed the team title at its home Camden Conference triangular Friday. The Eagles combined for a team score of 179 points, defeating Minneota/Lincoln HI and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton with scores of 202 and 209, respectively.

LQPV’s Riley Sigdahl earned the individual medal with a score of 40. Jaden Kalloff and Hunter Lind also landed in the top-five for the Eagles, with Kalloff placing third and Lind placing fifth. Devin Skalik of TMB and T.J. Esping of M/LH tied for second both shooting 42’s on the day.

On the girls side M/LH took first with 210 team points. LQPV took secong with 257 and TMB took third with 263 points. Kyra Gores led the Vikings, recording a score of 51 to take first. TMB’s Morgan Anderson and M/LH’s Maranda Jerzak tied for second with both girls shooting 52.

Charlie Josephson and Allison Bot took third and fourth for the Vikings with scores of 53 and 54, respectively. Rounding-out the top-five was Ali Dahle from LQPV, taking fifth with a score of 55.

Boys

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Lac Qui Parle Valley 179, 2. Minneota/Lincoln HI 202, 3. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 209.

LQPV: Riley Sigdahl 40, Jaden Kalloff 43, Hunter Lind 47, Matt Bornhorst 49, Joe Arnold 51, Harrison Patzer 60.

M/LH: Jeff Gladis 45, Jon Piehl 50, Troy Skaar 53, Kolin Drietz 54, Joe Buysse 58, Ryan Twedt 62.

TMB: Devin Skalik 42, Joe Felt 51, Myer VanEsson 58, Caleb Snell 58, Sterling Schwartz 64, Jacob Schmitt 67.

Girls

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Minneota/Lincoln HI 210, 2. Lac Qui Parle Valley 257, 3. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 263.

M/LH: Kyra Gores 51, Maranda Jerzak 52, Charlie Josephson 53, Allison Bot 54, Megan Evers 58, Rachel Knutson 63.

LQPV: Ali Dahle 55, Abby Stender 58, Shannon Busse 69, Taylar Dahl 75, Callie Ludvigson 79.

TMB: Morgan Anderson 52, Annika Anderson 57, Kennidy VanGelderen 70, Megan Schmitt 84.