BUFFALO LAKE — A mere two shots denied the Fairmont Cardinal boys golf group from advancing to the second round of the two-day Section 3AA tournament at Oakdale Golf Course close to Buffalo Lake.
“Unbelievable. 3 years in a row we’ve completed just brief of qualifying for Day two of the sectional meet,” Fairmont head coach Brad Haugen stated in reference to his lineup’s sixth-spot group total of 332 throughout Thursday’s opening 18-hole round.
New London-Spicer earned best group honors by firing a 315, Luverne and Marshall shared runner-up accolades with a pair of 324s, whilst Minnewaska Location and Windom Location claimed the final two advancing spots at 330 apiece.
Ironically, only 5 strokes separated the fifth and final group bid and sixth by means of nine areas. Morris Location/Chokio-Alberta completed a single shot back of Fairmont, West Central was subsequent at 334, whilst Pipestone Location closed with a 335.
Fairmont teammates Harmon Schrunk and Brock Lutterman, nonetheless, earned person bids to the Section 3AA final round at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May perhaps 31, back at Oakdale Golf Course.
“Harmon turned in a wonderful round, whilst Brock is closer to the lead than in the previous couple of seasons, so that signifies each of them have a opportunity subsequent week,” stated Haugen.
Schrunk earned a share of fourth spot all round by carding a 36-40-76 — only six strokes off Morris Location/Chokia-Alberta sophomore Charlie Hanson’s major pace of a two-below 70. Schrunk sank a birdie on the par-four seventh hole to complement his group-major dozen pars throughout the opening round.
Lutterman tied for 15th spot all round, and earned an person bid by penciling in back-to-back 41s for an 18-hole mark of 82. Lutterman displayed his touch close to the greens by creating birdies on the par-four seventh hole and the par-three 15th hole to go with seven pars.
Hartley Aust and Mathew Cone every generated rounds of 87 to total Fairmont’s counting totals on Day 1 of the sectional. Aust developed a 44-43-87, highlighted by birdies on the par-four seventh and the par-four No. 14 hole. Aust added 5 pars.
Cone tallied a 46-41, like a birdie on the par-five No. 15, and seven pars.
Blake Hilgendorf and Beau Becker rounded out Fairmont’s efficiency. Hilgendorf shot a 42-47-89 with 4 pars, whilst Becker netted a 50-43-93. Becker birdied the par-five No. 18 to go with 3 pars.
MACA’s Hanson topped the Day 1 field by firing a 33-37-70, paced by six birdies on Nos. two, four, six, 9, ten and 14, to complement nine pars.
2023 Section 3AA Boys Golf Meet
@ Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake
Day 1 Benefits
Group Standings (Leading five advance to Day two): 1. New London-Spicer 315 T2. Luverne and Marshall 324s T4. Minnewaska Location and Windom Location 330s six. Fairmont 332 7. Morris Location/Chokio-Alberta 333 eight. West Central 334 9. Pipestone Location 335 ten. Redwood Valley 346 T11. Litchfield and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 355s 13. Worthington 356 T14. New Ulm and Jackson Co. Central 357s 16. Montevideo 364.
Person Benefits (Leading ten of 96): 1. Charlie Hanson (MACA) 70 two. Owen Sudenga (Luverne) 74 three. Luke Ehlers (Marshall) 75 T4. Harmon Schrunk (Fairmont) and Riley Larson (Minnewaska) 76s T6. Blake Kath (NLS), Mitchell Dewey (West Central) and Nixon Harrier (NLS) 77s 9. Landon Pillatzki (Windom) 78 ten. Palmer Dalton (NLS) 80.
Other Fairmont Benefits: T15. Brock Lutterman 82 T40. Hartley Aust and Mathew Cone 87s T50. Blake Hilgendorf 89 71. Beau Becker 93.
Person Qualifiers for Day two: Hanson (MACA) 70 Schrunk (Fairmont) 76 Mitchell Dewey (West Central) 77 Marshall Dewey (West Central) 81 Will DeBates (Pipestone) 81 Lutterman (Fairmont) 82 Lincoln Ourada (Redwood Valley) 83 Mason Erickson (MACA) 83 Sam Brinkman (JCC) 83 Zachary Wilson (Redwood Valley) 83 Braxton Thompson (Pipestone) 84 Logan Powers (Worthington) 84 Sam Rouser (ACGC) 84 Will Fossen (New Ulm) 84.
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