MCC Enjoys their Trip To State
Girls Team Finishes 5th, Hamman 4th, Pierson Finishes 7th & Ahlers Finishes 67th
The Rebels represented Section 3A well at the Minnesota Class A State Golf Tournament. The two day tournament took place at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker again this year. MCC was represented by our girls team and two individual boys. All of MCC’s golfers had prior experience at the state tournament, which has proven to be an advantage year after year. Pebble Creek is a beautiful, yet a formidable course with some difficult pin placements this year. The course put the golfers in many challenging positions both physically and mentally.
Monday is always reserved for practice rounds for the participating golfers. MCC was able to get out and try different clubs and scenarios during that practice round. Each golfer was prepared for the rounds ahead of them. Tuesday morning the boys tee’d off Cole Ahlers first, followed by Jack Pierson. Pierson had a great day shooting an 80, and putting him in 11th place going into the second day. Ahlers carded a 99 on his first round, knowing he would need to make some adjustments for a better day two.
Day two for the boys proved to be equally as challenging as day one, but they pulled through. Ahlers improved by 8 strokes shooting a 91. His two day total of 190 tied him for 67th place. Pierson carded another 80 for day two, putting his two day total at 160. In his senior year Pierson finally clenched medalist honors in a four way tie, walking away with a 7th place medal. MCC’s boys did outstanding in a field of 87 golfers . Both seniors went out at the top of their game, and will be missed next season.
MCC’s girls tee’d off in the afternoon this year. The tournament started off strong for the girls. The back 9 proved to be a bit more difficult for the golfers, but they came back around on the front 9. Abby Hamman led the Rebels with an 83 for the day. Amber Boock came in with a 103, Paige Behrends 105, Vanessa Dahlgren 106, Ciera Tutt 108, and Kylie Frisk 110. After day one the Rebels were in 6th place with team total of 397.
Day two proved to be slightly more challenging for the Rebels. They started off rough on their first 9 holes, but came around for the second 9. Hamman again led for the Rebels with an 83. Dahlgren shot a 105, Boock 106, Tutt 109, Behrends 114, Frisk 117. MCC’s girls finished tied for 5th place as a team with two day total of 800. Hamman clenched the 4th place individual medal with a two day total of 166. The girls shot great in a field of 85 golfers. Senior, Paige Behrends will be missed as the Rebels will have an opening to fill next season.
Girls Team Results:
2. Park Christian-705
3. Lac Qui Parle Valley-720
5. Murray County Central-800
5. North Woords-800
7. Fillmore Central-812
Girls Individual Results:
1. Rachel Halvorson (LQPV)-160
2. Madison Scheevel (Fillmore Central)-161
3. Emily Doeden (Park Christian)-162
4. Abby Hamman (MCC)-166
5. Sydney Hufnagle (Lake of the Woods)-170
6. Makayla Snow (BOLD)-172
7. Ashley Trongard (BOLD)-173
7. Nicole Olson (North Woods)-173
Boys Team Results:
1. Community Christian-655
3. Lac Qui Parle Valley-676
6. North Woods-699
7. Bethlehem Academy-738
8. Heron Lake/Okabena/Fulda-754
Boys Individual Results:
1. Brett Reid (Community Christian)-145
2. Harrison Patzer (LQPV)-149
3. Alex Iverson (Park Christian)-154
4. Mason Kretsch (Springfield)-155
5. Mavrick Winkelmann (Springfield)-157
5. Kurt Lambert (Heritage Christian Academy)-157
7. Jack Pierson (MCC)-160
7. Brady Raph (Pine River-Backus)-160
7. Hayden Hennen (Kittson County Central)-160
7. Logan Netzke (Sleepy Eye United)-160