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Tigers send five golfers to section meet

The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta golf season ended for several of the Tiger golfers, but a lucky five are still alive by making it to the Section 3AA meet, which will take place on Thursday, May 29 at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake.

For the MA/C-A boys, Jacob Zosel made the cut at subsections, which was in Ortonville on Wednesday, May 21. He did so in style, taking first overall with a 73. Next closest golfer to Zosel was Zach Maurer and Nathan Hawley both of Benson and they shot 82. Redwood Valley took the boys subsection and MA/C-A came in third as a team.

“It was a very good day for Jacob,” head coach Joey Fragodt said. “He has been playing really well, especially the last few weeks, taking fourth in the conference and now he’s headed to the section meet.”

Zosel has a lot of potential left in him as he is only a freshman this season. Other MA/C-A golfers that round out the team total of 358 were Andrew Ulrich who shot a 91 and Russell Lindahl and Briar Peterson who both shot 97.

The MA/C-A girls golf team won the subsection title, beating Benson and Redwood Valley by 15 strokes. Head coach Austen Miller was nothing short of excited for his team.

“Today was a great day!” Miller exclaimed after the girls took first place in Ortonville. This will be the first time in Miller’s four years of coaching the girls that they have won the subsection title.

Leading the girls and coming in a tie for second were Shiori Legate and Maddie Hennen who both shot 95. Lily Erdal and Megan Kirkeide rounded out the 400 score each shooting a 105.

Miller explained that the teams two main goals this season were to finish in the top 5 in the conference and beat Benson in the subsection meet. Both goals were accomplished as the Tigers finished fourth in the West Central Conference and got the added bonus of not only beating Benson in subsection, but winning the title in the process and sending the entire team to the section meet next week.

“The girls have been incredibly focused the last few weeks and are finally playing to their potential. Candy bribes have played a contributing part in our success, too,” Miller joked. “We are looking forward to competing in the section meet. We know the competition is going to be much tougher, but are excited for the experience.”

Brooke Kern

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