Golf: Lake City girls win HVL title
The third-ranked (Class 2A) Lake City girls golf team had little trouble clinching the Hiawatha Valley League title on Friday.
Playing at the Lake City Golf Club, the Tigers won with a team score of 305, which was 57 strokes better than second-place Stewartville. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (370), Rochester Lourdes (397) and Cannon Falls (410) rounded out the top five.
Lake City had four of its golfers finish in the top five, led by medalist Emily Schimbeno’s three-under par round of 69. Lidia Wallerich took second with a 76, Claire Gruber was third with 79, and Lexi Geolat placed fifth with 81. Stewartville’s Mackenzie Olsen carded an 80, good for fourth place.
Z-M’s top round came from Kari Thorson, who finished with an 86. Molly Lawler and Emily Krohn each carded 94s, and Maddie Nyhus had a 96 to complete the Cougars’ efforts.
Cannon Falls had a pair of golfers shoot under 100, with Maddie Moskal shooting a 97 and Lauren Lecy not far behind with a 98. Caroline Bowen finished with 102, and Liz Freeberg had a 113 for the Bombers.
Lourdes finishes first; Triton wins HVL
Rochester Lourdes was able to get one last win on the year, winning the HVL Conference tournament Friday at Mount Frontenac Golf Course. The Eagles’ score of 322 was good enough to beat Triton’s 323, but the Cobras were able to secure the top spot in the season standings.
Kasson-Mantorville (334), Lake City (335) and Byron (337) rounded out the top five. Cannon Falls finished in sixth with 340, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa was eighth with 345.
The Tigers’ top golfers were Sam Klipfel and Levi Herbst, with the duo shooting 81s. Brennan Rothgarn put together an 86, and Cory Dick and Parker Schurhammer each carded 87s.
Cannon Falls was led by Matt Moskal and Jonah Callister both shooting 80. Cole Zimmerman scored an 88, and Jackson Bahr had a 92. Z-M’s top golfer was Isaac Leonard, who carded an 80. He was followed by Joe O’Gorman (84), Noah Erickson (90) and Alec Hunstad (91).
Securing medalist honors was Triton’s Zach Otto, who finished with a round of 78. Three golfers – Rochester Lourdes’ Jack Thayer and Luke Alexander, and K-M’s Keagan Kochie – finished one stroke behind Otto.