New Ulm boys 347,
St. Peter 350
St. Peter girls 437,
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm High School’s Colin Huffman watches his tee shot on the third hole at the New Ulm Country Club during the Eagles’ meet against St. Peter Monday.
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New Ulm 479
NEW ULM - It wasn't a pretty day of golf for the New Ulm boys' golf team, but in the end the Eagles got the job done with a narrow victory in a South Central Conference dual meet against St. Peter on Monday at New Ulm Country Club.
The Saints prevailed on the girls' side, with St. Peter's Katy Kuiper winning medalist honors with a round of 97.
St. Peter's Cole Miller survived the windy conditions better than the rest of the golfers on the boys' side, earning medalist honors with a round of 81. The Saints' score was rounded out by Chris Amsden (84), Pace Maier (84) and Nathan Roach (101).
The scoring four for the Eagles were Ethan Kraus (85), Kelton Schmitz (86), Matt Saffert (88) and Josh Cooper (88).
"We didn't play our best round," New Ulm boys' head coach Dan Janke said. "We've got guys that can score definitely better than that on our home course. We've got some guys that are just struggling a little bit, and they know what they need to work on, and they're going to work on that. Hopefully before conference time we seal it up a little bit."
The New Ulm boys (4-1) will compete in the Mankato East Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Friday's round will be played at LeSueur Country Club and Saturday's round will be played at Creek's Bend Golf Course in New Prague.
Corinne McKeeth led the New Ulm girls with a second-place score of 102. The Eagles' other counting scores were from Tasha Holm (122), Kendra Clyne (122) and Sydnie Byro (133).
Rounding out St. Peter's score were Karly Maier (110), Zoey Bartlett (111) and Anna Amos (119).
"A lot of the girls are starting to hit it much better, and that's nice to see," New Ulm girls' head coach Todd McKeeth said. "I wish I could figure out how to help them score a little better... They're coming around, we just need to get a little more confidence and start to figure out how to put together a little better score, and I think that's going to come here. Being as young as we are, that's going to happen."
The Eagle girls will next play at home on Monday against St. James, with the boys also competing at the same meet.
WWG boys 168, RRC 198
WWG girls 236, RRC 238
SANBORN - The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys and girls golf teams swept a Red Rock Conference golf meet Monday.
For the WWG girls, Abby Herding was the medalist with a 49 and Alison Kircher led the RRC girls with a 52. Dana Madson was the medalist for the WWG boys with a 38 and Jordan Smith shot a 48 for RRC.
Springfield boys 180, Cathedral 245
Cathedral girls 228, Springfield 229
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield boys golf team defeated New Ulm Monday in Tomahawk Conference play.
The medalist in the boys match was Springfield's Adam Nickel, who shot a 43.
The top scorer for New Ulm Cathedral was Joey Hoffman with a 46.
In girls' action, Springfield's Callie Wersal was the medalist with a 49.
Leading the the way for Cathedral was Courtney Berg with a 55.
Springfield next plays Red Rock Central on Thursday.
Cathedral's next outing is against Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Thursday.
GFW boys 194, CM 197, Wabasso 226
Wabasso girls 214,
WINTHROP - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop's Jordan Albrecht (46) and Cedar Mountain's Tristan Petig (46) shared medalist honors at a Tomahawk Conference boys golf triangular Monday.
Wabasso was led by Marcus Bruflat with a 47.
On the girls' side, Wabasso's Sandra Brau was the medalist with a 49 and Jenna Albrecht led GFW with a 52.
St. Mary's boys 167, BLHS 173, St. James 200
BLHS girls 202, St. James 219, St. Mary's 246
SLEEPY EYE - Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Mikail Sellner was the medalist with a 40 in a noncoference boys golf triangular Monday.
The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart boys were led by Isaac Buboltz (41) and St. James was led by Ben Reckow (44).
Carly Schmalz led the BLHS girls with a 46 and Kenzie Schutz led St. Mary's (54). Rachel Kircher led St. James (52).