AHS, H-BC golfers shine at sub-section event

Golfers from the Star Herald coverage area found success during the Section 3A South Sub-Section Golf Tournament staged May 20 at the Worthington Country Club.

The Adrian girls earned the right to compete in section competition as a team for the third consecutive season by placing second.

Along with the AHS girls’ squad, four Adrian boys and one Hills-Beaver Creek boy qualified for section competition individually.

The Section 3A event is set for the Marshall Golf Course Wednesday (May 27).

The top two teams advance to section competition at the sub-section level, and AHS turned in a 420-stroke total to place second behind Windom (375) in the girls’ standings.

Murray County Central (438), Westbrook-Walnut Grove (438), Heron Lake-Okabena (444) and Fulda (455) capped the field.

Alexia Kemper led the 27-8 Dragons with a 102, while Mackenzie Wagner, Katie Wieneke and Jada Elias added respective 105-, 106- and 107-stroke scores to the team tally.

Madelyn Odell and Courtney Penning fired 132- and 150-stroke rounds without impacting the scoring.

W-WG’s Abby Herding shot an 86 to win the individual title.

Herding, HL-O’s Kailey Wendland (93), MCC’s Liz Prahm (100) and Abby Hamman (106) and Fulda’s Caitlyn Strenge (107) and Amber Breuker (108) qualify for section competition individually.

MCC (321) and Windom (358) placed first and second in the boy’s team standings.

Adrian (359), W-WG (397). H-BC (398), Fulda (410), Southwest Christian-Edgerton (425) and HL-O (471) capped the field.

Adrian finishes team competition with a 34-6 record, while H-BC sports a 15-13 mark at season’s end.

A total of nine boys advance to section competition individually and five of them are local qualifiers.

Adrian’s Ben Henning (82), Collin Kemper (87), Ryan Elias (93) and Tommy McCarthy (97) accounted for Adrian’s team scoring at the event and advance to section competition.

Mitchell Veld and Brady Henning wrapped up their seasons by shooting 109- and 115-stroke rounds.

H-BC’s Justin Sandbulte shot a team-leading 90 to earn a position in the section field as well.

Braden Ellingson, Preston Maassen and Stuart Plimpton added 101-, 103- and 104-stroke scores to H-BC’s team tally, while Noah Holthaus (105) and Anthony Ackerman (107) played without impacting the scoring.

Other individual qualifiers include SWC-E’s Jay DeBoer (89), Fulda’s Jason Van Dyke (96) and W-WG’s Kyle Kuehl (96) and Jack Jorgenson (97).

MCC’s Adam Christensen claimed the individual title with a 75.

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