REDWOOD FALLS — Alexander Moeller carded a 3-over par 18-hole round of 73 to earn medalist honors in guiding Fairmont to a 15-stroke margin of victory over runner-up St. Peter during Thursday’s Redwood Valley golf invitational at the Redwood Falls Golf Club.
Moeller birdied the 10th and 16th holes to complement a dozen pars, including a consecutive string of seven on the front side, to close with a first-place total of 37-36.
Moeller topped Fairmont’s low team total of 316 to overtake runner-up St. Peter (331), third-place New Ulm (340) and host Redwood Valley’s fourth-place mark of 347.
Brock Lutterman pocketed runner-up medalist honors for Fairmont by shooting a second-place round of 41-38-79. Lutterman birdied No. 5 before delivering 11 pars to highlight his low-scoring ways of him.
Hartley Aust earned a share of third place overall by penciling in a 39-41-80 for Fairmont. Aust managed to connect for par on exactly half of his 18-hole round.
Jacob Harris rounded out Fairmont’s counting totals by firing a 40-44-84 to tie for eighth place overall. Harris produced eight pars to highlight his solid round.
Mathew Cone and Niko Flanagan finished in a six-way tie for 13th place individually by shooting a pair of 86s for Fairmont. Cone netted at 41-45, paced by six pars, while Flanagan chipped in at 45-41, including seven pars.
In the girls portion of the Redwood Valley tournament, Solveig Senf produced a pair of birdies to highlight her third-place round of 87 to guide Fairmont to runner-up team accolades behind host Redwood Valley, 359-363. Julian Brown claimed medalist honors with a 77 for Redwood Valley, while teammate Mila Jenniges merited runner-up accolades with an 81.
Senf connected for four pars to go with her two birdies to post a 46-41-87 round, while teammate Anika Haugen finished one stroke off Senf’s pace to garner fourth individually with an 88.
Haugen penciled in a 41-47 on the strength of a birdie at the seventh hole and a team-leading five pars.
Brynn Gustafson and Maggy Totzke finished in a tie for seventh place overall to complete Fairmont’s counting totals. Gustafson fired at 44-50-94, including a birdie on No. 13 to go with three pars, while Totzke closed with a 46-48-94 with one par.
Bailey Martinson and Lauren Davis completed Fairmont’s performance with a 52-54-106 and a 53-53-106, respectively. Martinson added one pair.
The Fairmont boys golfers compete in the Le Sueur-Henderson Invitational at 8:30 am today before joining the Fairmont girls lineup in the Big South Conference Meet on Monday at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club. The boys are scheduled to tee off at 9 am, with the girls hitting the fairways at 1 pm
Redwood Valley Invite
Boys Team Standings: 1. Fairmont 316; 2. St Peter 331; 3.New Ulm 340; 4. Redwood Valley 347.
Individual Results (Top 5): 1. Alexander Moeller (FMT) 73; 2. Brock Lutterman (FMT) 79; T3. Kaiden Brovold (STP) and Hartley Aust (FMT) 80s; 5. Korey Lager (STP) 81.
Other Fairmont scores: T8. JacobHarris84; T13. Mathew Cone and Niko Flanagan 86s.
Girls Team Standings: 1. Redwood Valley 359; 2.Fairmont 363; 3. St Peter 393; 4.New Ulm 420.
Individual Results (Top 5): 1. Julian Brown (RV) 77; 2. Mila Jenniges (RV) 81; 3. Solveig Senf (FMT) 87; 4. Anika Haugen (FMT) 88; 5. Adrianna Bixby (STP) 90.
Other Fairmont scores: T7. Brynn Gustafson and Maggy Totzke 94s; T14. Bailey Martinson and Lauren Davis 106s.
Iowa Boys Sectional
Ashton Martens carded a medalist 18-hole round of 74, while teammate Dexter Whitehill pocketed runner-up medalist accolades with a 79 to power Grundy Center to a first-place team total of 312 during Wednesday’s Iowa Class 2A Sectional at Clarmond Country Club in Clarion , Iowa.
Osage, which shot a second-place score of 334, joined section champion Grundy Center in qualifying for the district tournament, while North Union just finished three shots off the pace in third place at 337.
Belmond-Klemme’s Ashton Willms and Forest City’s Jack Harms each penciled in 81s to earn the individual qualifying spots in the districts.
Chase Cummins shot a 45-37-82 to capture ninth place overall in topping North Union’s bronze-medalist team showing, while teammate Teagon Fothergill placed 11th overall with a 43-41-84 for the Warriors.
Parker Eichenberger fired at 42-43-85 and Nick Schiltz carded at 44-42-86 to complete North Union’s counting marks.
Danyal Fothergill (54-44-98) and Carter Martens (59-59-118) completed the Warriors’ effort.