L/MC golfers get past G-E, head to SEC Meet this week

By: 
S. Lee Epps

Both the Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton golf girls and boys added a pair of conference wins while both playing and not playing against Glenville-Emmons. On a May 13 trip to Northwood (Iowa) Country Club, the L/MC girls outscored the Wolverines by 40 strokes while the boys received a forfeit from an incomplete G-E squad.

For the scheduled May 16 SEC rematch at Lanesboro, the Wolverines forfeited both matches with insufficient number of golfers to compete. The boys improved to 6-0 in league play while the girls moved to 4-0.

On Friday, May 17, the boys played at the snow-delayed Stewartville Tournament, where they again battled the elements along with four other teams.

Girls: L/MC 222, G-E 262

L/MC came in with the four best scores, including Payton Benson with a nine-hole medalist round of 46. Chloe Schnebly was next at 57, followed by Ari Huntington 58, Kim Rein 61 and Sarah Eversole 68.

Kaylee Nelson led G-E with a 62

Boys: L/MC 204, G-E inc.

Cale Anderson was medalist at 47, one stroke ahead of teammate Will Asleson (48).

Hayden Lawstuen and Wolverine Brandon Espe were next at 54 with both Clay Schwichtenberg and Kaden Stettler at 55. Reece Benson shot 58.

Only two boys were available for the home team.

Stewartville Invite (boys)

Host Stewartville dominated with all three boys who broke 80 and with a team score of 318. The other four squads were far back but all within 14 strokes of each other: Blooming Prairie 385, LeRoy-Ostrander Grand Meadow 388, Hayfield 390 and L/MC 399.

In the 18-hole event, Lawstuen led L/MC at 95 (44, 51) with Anderson and Schwichtenberg both at 98. Benson rounded out the team total with a 108. Stettler came in at 114 with Logan Torgerson at 122.

"Surprisingly, it was an OK day for golf," said coach Krissy Overland. "With the predicted weather forecast of rain and storms, we were hoping to get at least nine holes in, but we managed to get all 18 holes completed.

"It started raining as we arrived and was a light, steady rain when we tee'd off at 11:45. It rained lightly for the majority of the first nine holes, but after that, it dried out and the last nine holes were completely dry. "

This week and next

The Southeast Conference Tournament is at Adams today (Thursday, May 23), where the first nine holes will also serve as a make-up conference dual versus GMLO.

The next day, L/MC hosts Kingsland for the final SEC dual matches and the end of the regular season.

The Section 1A Tournament is at Willow Creek in Rochester on Tuesday and Thursday, May 28 and 30.