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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ward finishes 22nd, Elder 29th at section golf

Section 3AA Tourney

The Windom Eagle golf team will not have any participants in the Class AA State Tournament following Wednesday’s final day of the Section 3AA Tournament, played at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake.

Windom senior Allie Ward finished the tournament in a tie for 22nd place, individually, after shooting a 100 during Wednesday’s final round. She finished the tournament with a score of 201.

Meanwhile, sophomore Greyson Elder finished in 29th place for the boys after duplicating his opening-round score of 84 during Wednesday’s finals, giving him a two-round score of 168.

In Wednesday’s final round, Ward began the day on Hole 10 at Oakdale and carded a 49 on the back nine. But Ward ran into difficulty over the final four holes on the front nine, finishing that side with a 51.

Elder’s second round progressed in similar fashion as his opening-day performance Tuesday, but Elder saw his success come on a different part of the Oakdale course. On Tuesday, Elder started on Hole 10 and shot a 46 on the back nine before rebounding with a 38 on the front nine. On Wednesday, Elder began on Hole 1 and shot a 46 on the front nine before roaring to life on the back nine, highlighted by an eagle on Hole 16. Elder finished with a 38 on the back nine to finish with an 84.

Minnewaska Area advanced as the girls’ team champion, while New London-Spicer captured the boys’ team championship.

Section 3A Tourney

No area individuals will advance to the Class A State Tournament out of Section 3A following Wednesday’s final round of the tournament at Great Life Golf Course in Worthington.

Adrian-Ellsworth swept the team championships in the tournament.

For the girls, Westbrook-Walnut Grove had qualified for the final day of team competition, but played Wednesday’s round without a complete team. As a result, the Chargers were unable to register a team score.

Senior Lexi Herding led the Charger girls by tying for ninth place, individually. Herding shot a 111 in Wednesday’s final round to finish the tourney with a score of 213.

Freshman Madison Martin shot a 112 Wednesday to finish with a 230, good for a tie for 16th place. Senior Ivy Paplow had a 145 in Wednesday’s final round, scoring a 270 for the tournament.

For the boys, Red Rock Central senior Justin Klabunde finished one stroke out of a state qualifying spot. Klabunde shot an 86 Wednesday to finish the tournament with a score of 183, good for seventh place overall. He finished one stroke behind the section’s final individual qualifier, Dawson Tutt of Murray County Central.

RRC senior Mason Gode finished 14th overall after shooting  a 91 Wednesday. That gave him a score of 190 for the tournament.

WWG senior Nathan Kuehl shot a 99 during Wednesday’s finals, giving him a two-round score of 198 for the tournament. That put him in a tie for 19th place, individually.

Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
MLAC: at Section 2A Boys Tourney (North Links, Mankato), June 3

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