Scheevel takes second at state golf meet

BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER Madison Scheevel takes her last shot as a high school golfer. Scheevel participated in her sixth straight state golf tournament last week with her Fillmore Central team. She finished in second place.
Bill Bentson

At the recently held Class A state golf tournament, Fillmore Central senior Madison Scheevel finished in second place, one stroke behind defending champion Rachel Halvorson of Lac qui Parle Valley (Madison, Appleton, Milan and Marietta). 

Scheevel finished with a score of 161 (82-79), Halvorson shot a 160 (79-81). Emily Doeden of Park Christian (Moorhead) was third with a score of 162 (85-77).

This year was Scheevel’s third podium appearance (top eight) and fourth top 10.  She finished sixth last year (2018), seventh as a freshman (2016) and 10th as a sophomore (2017).    

As a team, Fillmore Central was seventh with a two-day (36 holes) score of 812 (410-402).  Taylor Bushman had a 206 (102-104), Marissa Topness shot a 222 (115-107), Courtney Hershberger had a 223 (111-112) and Chloe Morem came in with a 242 (121-121). 

BOLD (Bird Island, Olivia, Lake Lillian) was the team champion with a score of 704 (345-359).  The winner was followed by Park Christian (705, 363-342), LQPV (720, 353-367), Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (758, 373-385), North Woods (800, 396-404, Cook, Orr), Murray County Central (800, 397-403, Slayton, Chandler, Lake Wilson), FC, and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (907, 454-453).

In the boys’ tournament, Jake Fishbaugher finished the two days with a score of 187 (91-96), tied for 61st.  Eighty-seven golfers competed in this year’s tournament.

Top score for the Class A boys belonged to Brett Reid, Community Christian (Willmar).  Reid had a two-day total of 145.

Community Christian (655) was also the team champion.  The top team was followed by Springfield (658), Fertile-Beltrami (676), LQPV (676), Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/LaPorte (692), North Woods (699), Bethlehem Academy (738) and Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda (754).