Lanesboro/M-C golfers split with Falcons

S. Lee Epps

For the Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton golfers, last week's tour began with a non-conference dual at Harmony versus Fillmore Central. "It was cold, wet and miserable out there, but they were able to finish all nine," said L/MC coach Krissy Overland. "Scores reflected the weather and were not what we were hoping for, but our boys were able to beat the Fillmore Central boys by three strokes." (211-214)

With several veterans back from last year's state runner-up season, the Falcon girls coasted past the mostly inexperienced L/MC girls.

Two days later, it was 18 holes at The Bluffs at Coffee Mill for Wabasha-Kellogg's 2019 Falcon Invitational.

"The weather was cool, but no rain so that was nice," said Overland.  "We had our best tournament showing of the year." 

Boys: L/MC 211, FC 214

The Falcons' Jake Fishbaugher shot a nine-hole medalist round of 46, but L/MC had three of the top five scores.

Clay Schwichtenberg was low for the Burros with a 50 one stroke ahead of Hayden Lawstuen at 51.

Cale Anderson came in at 54 with Reece Benson at 56, completing the team score.

Logan Torgerson had 62 and Kaden Stettler had 67.

Boys: Falcon Invite

With 39 varsity boys on the course, Lawstuen tied for fifth with an 87. Kenny Myhre of La Crescent-Hokah shot a medalist nine-over-par 81.

Anderson carded a 98 with Schwichtenberg at 104 and Stettler at 123. Benson came in at 127 and Torgerson with a 132.

In the team race, L/MC was sixth one stroke out of fifth - La Crescent-Hokah 337, L-A/R-P 358, P-E-M 388, Kingsland 404, Caledonia 411, L/MC 412 and W-K incomplete.

Girls: FC 203, L/MC 271

The Falcons had the three best scores with Madison Scheevel the medalist at 45. Payton Benson was low for the Burros at 59, tied for the day's fourth best score.

Ari Huntington came in at 64 with Chloe Schnebly at 72 and Kim Rein completing the team total with a 76.

Girls: Falcon Invite

In a field of 34, Benson tied for eighth with a 101. Anna Tollefson of La Crescent-Hokah was medalist at 85 on the par 72 course.

Huntington had a 129, Rein 132, Schnebly 141 and Sarah Eversole 148.

The L/MC girls finished fifth out of the six complete teams - Caledonia 384, L-A/R-P 397, La Crescent-Hokah 423, P-E-M 466, L/MC 503, Houston 569 and Kingsland incomplete.

This week and next

It was the first conference dual with SEC newcomer Kingsland on Monday of this week at the Old Barn Resort.

Today (May 9) brings the rematch with GMLO at Adams, one afternoon before the home rematch with Houston.

On Monday, May 13, L/MC heads way west and slightly south to Northwood, Iowa, to face Glenville-Emmons.