Buc girls top Cards, Eagles, 7th at Invite
May 7, 2017


After having lost a two-stroke heartbreaker to Maple River earlier in the week, the Buccaneer boys golf team lost a one-stroke heartbreaker to the Fairmont Cardinals last Thursday night.

The Bucs shot a very good score of 164, but the Cards did them one better with a 163.

Leading the way for the maroon and gold were Manning Lane and Braden Gudahl, who both shot a 40 for the nine-hole meet.

And, both Hunter Spencer and Gaven Bruellman came in with identical scores of 42 for the Bucs' team tally of 164.

But the Cards' Tanner Dewar shot a 37 for medalist honors, and teammates Bryan Grotte shot a 40, Tom Havnen a 42 and Colby Grotte a 44, to eke out the one-stroke win.

The BEA junior varsity team won by default as Fairmont only had three golfers. The JV Bucs shot a team total of 202, with Kohl Jacobsen leading the way with a 46.

The Buccaneer girls golf team fared better against the Cardinals, taking a 204-211 win.

Leading the way for BEA was Mateja Lane who shot a 47. Claire Jordan carded a 50, Malarie Scholtes a 51 and Olivia Stewart a 56 to complete the Bucs team tally of 204.

For the Cardinals, Bergen Senf shot a 46 to gain medalist honors. Alexi Moslaski carded a 52, Maddy Pierce a 56 and Taylor Eicholz a 57 for Fairmont's 211 team score.

The Buccaneer JV team lost a very close match to the Cards, falling 252-257. Low scorer for BEA was Payton Smith with a 60.

St. Peter Invitational

The Blue Earth Area girls golf team competed in the St. Peter Invitational last Tuesday, playing against some very stiff competition.

The Buccaneers came in seventh out of eight teams, but they were just six strokes away from being in fifth place.

BEA came in with a score of 419. In fifth place was Le Sueur-Henderson with 413, while Waseca shot a 416 for sixth place.

Winning the tourney was Eagan, which came in with the low score of 336.

Placing second was the host team, St. Peter, with a 370. In third was Jordan, just one stroke behind St. Peter at 371.

Additionally, Rochester Century claimed fourth place with a 389.

Belle Plaine was in eighth place with an incomplete score.

While Eagan had all four girls shoot under 90 for the 18-hole tournament, the BEA Buccaneers had just one girl get under 100.

Mateja Lane led the Bucs by shooting a 97 (50-47) in the tournament.

Coming in second for BEA was Malarie Scholtes with a 102 (50-52).

After that was Claire Jordan, who carded a 108 (58-50) and Serina Wirth, who shot a 112 (54-58).

Anna Amos of St. Peter was the tournament medalist, coming in with a 76 (39-37).

Eagan had four out of the next five lowest scores.

The girls were scheduled to have played at New Ulm last Monday, at home.

But that meet was postponed due to rain until a date to be determined.

BEA 219,

Maple River 268

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls golf team enjoyed a nearly 50-stroke advantage over the girls from Maple River on Friday, April 28, at the Riverside Town & Country Golf Club.

The Bucs took the meet over the Eagles by a 219-268 score.

BEA was led by Mateja Lane, who carded a 49 for medalist honors at the nine-hole meet.

Claire Jordan and Malarie Scholtes tied for second with 53 each. And Olivia Myers scored a 64 to complete the Bucs' team tally of 219. Kate Larson led the Eagles with a 52, followed by Taylor Schnoor who shot a 65, Samantha Kunkel with a 73 and Ashley Hawker with 78.

The Buccaneers' other two varsity golfers, Olivia Stewart and Serina Wirth shot 61 and 64 respectively.

The Buc JV team shot a 268, with Gabby Weerts carding a 60 and Payton Smith a 61. There were no Maple River junior varsity players competing.

Maple River 169,

BEA 171

Meanwhile, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys golf team lost a two-stroke heartbreaker to Maple River on Friday, April 28 despite having four varsity players shoot 45 or under.

The Bucs fell 169-171 to the Eagles on the Bucs' home course at the Riverside Town & Country Club.

Leading the way for the Bucs was Manning Lane with a 40 for the nine-hole meet.

Right behind him was Hunter Spencer with a 41.

Both Braden Gudahl and Gaven Bruellman shot identical 45s to complete BEA's team score of 171.

But, the Eagles' Andrew Hoppe gained medalist honors by shooting a par 36. He bogied two holes, but birdied two as well.

Evan Klein shot a 41, Mason Sohre a 43 and Grant Klein a 49 to complete the Eagles 169 team tally.

Other BEA varsity players were Tate Thielfoldt who came in with a 52 and Kohl Jacobsen who carded a 58.

The Buccaneer junior varsity team recorded a win when the Eagles only had two golfers.

Nate Murphy led the junior Bucs with a score of 51.


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