Girls Golf: Red Wing's Toivonen shoots record low 66Records are made to be broken, as the saying goes, or at least one of them was Thursday at Mississippi National Golf Course in Red Wing.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Records are made to be broken, as the saying goes, or at least one of them was Thursday at Mississippi National Golf Course in Red Wing.
Red Wing senior Marisa Toivonen tallied seven birdies and two bogeys to shoot a 66 at the Red Wing Invitational, a new course record and thought to be the single round Minnesota state high school girls golf record.
“That was a round right there,” Red Wing head coach Mark Herzog said. “Really just a great round.”
Toivonen, headed to Division II Augustana College in South Dakota next year, notched a 31 on the front nine and backed it up with a 35 on the back nine.
She had four birdies on the front nine and three on the back nine.
The Wingers won the meet easily on their home course with a 311. New Prague came in second with a 325 and McKenzie Niesen led the Trojans with a 73.
Red Wing also received top performances from senior Katie Kesti and sophomore Nicole Schammel, who both shot 80s. Herzog said those two scores were especially impressive because of the struggles both players had during their rounds. Schammel was 7-over-par after the first four holes and Kesti needed to birdie three of the final five holes.
“I was really impressed with those two hanging in there and making something of a round that didn’t really look good,” Herzog said. “The pins were in much tougher position.”
Seventh-grader Stephanie Herzog finished with an 85 for the Wingers, junior Maddie Flack had an 86 and ninth-grader Reagan Haley shot a 92.
Red Wing takes part in the Missota Conference Championships Monday at Deer Run Golf Course in Victoria, Minn.