LMC golfers remain undefeated in conference duals

S. Lee Epps

The Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton golf boys remained undefeated at 4-0 in conference action, sweeping two SEC duals last week, a close two-stroke win over Kingsland at the Old Barn Resort on May 6 and a far more comfortable 92-stroke margin at home in a second SEC victory this season against Houston on May 10. Both were "beautiful evenings for golf," according to LMC coach Krissy Overland.

The young LMC girls (2-0 SEC) were 61 strokes better than Houston, but both LMC and Kingsland were incomplete at the Old barn Resort.

In between those two dates, the May 9 road dual against GMLO was not played due to wet course conditions. It will be made up on the same course at the conference tournament on May 23. The first nine holes will count twice — as an SEC dual as well as part of the conference tourney.

Boys 187, KHS 189

Eighth grader Hayden Lawstuen led LMC with a 42, four strokes off the medalist pace of the Knights' Wyatt Pruter.  Lawstuen had only one bad hole, otherwise consistent with four strokes on seven holes and one score of five. Pruter had either a four or a five on every hole.

Sophomore Cale Anderson had the third best score of 43 while freshman Clay Schwichtenberg came in at 48, and freshman Reece Benson completed the team score with a 54.

Seventh grader Kaden Stettler shot a 58 and eighth grader Logan Torgerson had 61.

The four Kingsland counting scores were 38, 46, 51 and 54.

Boys 194, Houston 286

Lawstuen and Schwichtenberg shared top honors, each with a 45. Anderson came in at 50 while Stettler shot 54. Benson had a 59 and and Torgerson 68.

Owen Gaustad led the Hurricanes with a 54.

Girls vs. KHS

Both teams were incomplete with LMC junior Payton Benson low at 47. Both eighth grader Ari Huntington and the lone Knight golfer Kyleigh Welch came in at 53. LMC eighth grader Chloe Schnebly shot 63.

Girls 248, Houston 309

Benson was low at 46. Huntington shot 66 as did Houston's Lilli Carlson.

Next for LMC were Schnebly and eighth grader Kim Rein, each at 68, one stroke ahead of eighth grader Sarah Eversole at 69.

The counting scores for the 'Canes were  66, 73, 80 and 93.

This week and next

On Monday of this week, the team traveled to take on Glenville-Emmons at Northwood, Iowa. Today Thursday, May 16, G-E comes to Lanesboro.

The LMC boys play in the Stewartville Tournament on Friday, May 17.