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Tiger girls see the green a lot over the past week

Peyton Hennen chips onto the No. 9 green at Benson on Wednesday, May 10. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)1 / 4
Megan Kirkeide in action at Benson on Wednesday, May 10. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)2 / 4
Mackenzie Stahman tees off No. 10 hole at Benson Golf Course on Wednesday, May 10. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)3 / 4
Hannah Zimmel (right) chats with a Lac qui Parle Valley golfer during the Benson Invite on Wednesday, May 10. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)4 / 4

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls golf team was in action a lot over the past week. The Tigers were at Minnewaska Invitational last Friday, May 5, continued West Central Conference play at Melrose and Sauk Centre Tuesday, May 9, were at the Benson Invite on Wednesday, May 10, and finished out the week at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake for a Section 3AA Preview Invite on Thursday, May 11.

Minnewaska Invite

Marshall won the team championship and Minnewaska's Ashlyn Guggisberg placed second individually at the Minnewaska Girls Invitational on Friday, May 5 at the Minnewaska Golf Course in Glenwood.

Morris/C-A had just four participate at the invite. Leading the Tigers was Hannah Zimmel, who shot a 97.

Team scoring – (1) Marshall 345 (2) Minnewaska 358 (3) BBE 365 (4) St. Michael-Albertville 375 (5) Rogers 376 (6) Osakis 399 (7) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 455

MORRIS/C-A — Hannah Zimmel 97; Miranda Hesse 118; Mackenzie Stahman 125; Chloe Mogaard 115

West Central

The Tigers golfed Meadowlark Country Club in Melrose and Greystone Golf Club in Sauk Centre on Tuesday, May 9, and took third at both. After six complete West Central Conference meets, the Tigers sit in third overall behind Minnewaska and BOLD.

At Melrose’s Meadowlark Country Club

Team scoring – (1) Minnewaska 168 (2) BOLD 177 (3) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 188 (4) Sauk Centre 214 (5) Montevideo 215 (6) Benson 219 (7) Melrose 233 (8) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City inc

MORRIS/C-A – (T7) Hannah Zimmel 46 (T7) Shiori Legate 47 (T12) Miranda Hesse 48 (T12) Peyton Hennen 48 (16) Megan Kirkeide 51, Chloe Mogaard 62, Mackenzie Stahma 63

At Sauk Centre’s Greystone Golf Club

Team scoring – (1) Minnewaska 170 (2) BOLD 186 (3) Morris/C-A 188 (4) Sauk Centre 208 (5) Benson 217 (6) Montevideo 231 (7) Melrose 244 (8) A-C-GC inc

MORRIS/C-A – (T2) Legate 41 (T9) Zimmel 48 (T9) Hennen 48 (15) Stahman 51 (17) Kirkeide 53 (31) Mogaard 60, Hesse 65

At Benson

The Tigers participated at the non-conference Benson Invitational on Wednesday, May 10. Out of eight teams that competed, the Tigers finished in the middle of the pack at fourth with a 398 score, which is respectable considering Morris/C-A was without Shiori Legate and Miranda Hesse, head coach Austen Miller said.

Peyton Hennen, Hannah Zimmel, and Megan Kirkeide all finished with a 98 round, which was good for a tie for 15th overall.

"The conditions were tough starting out, but improved as the day went on. This wasn't our best showing, but we still managed to pull together a respectable score," Miller said. "Mackenzie Stahman and Chloe Mogaard shot their personal bests for 18 holes!"

Stahman shot a personal best 104, and Mohaard finished with a personal best 111.

Team scoring - (1) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 354 (2) Minneota 368 (3) Lac qui Parle Valley 372 (4) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 398 (5) Canby 406 (6) Dawson-Boyd 436 (7) Benson 455 (8) Lakeview 462 (9) Ortonville Inc (10) MACCRAY inc

MORRIS/C-A - Peyton Hennen 98, Hannah Zimmel 98, Megan Kirkeide 98, Mackenzie Stahman 104, Chloe Mogaard 111

3AA Preview

The Morris/C-A Tigers took second at the Section 3AA Preview on Thursday, May 11 Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake. A second place finish is something the Tigers have been aiming towards all season, head coach Austen Miller said.

“This is a great confidence booster heading into section play. If we play at sections like we did [Thursday], we should have a good chance of advancing to the second day of sections as a team. This has been a season goal of ours,” Miller said.

The Tigers close out the WCC season at Montevideo and Benson next Thursday, May 18. They tee off at 12 p.m. in Montevideo and 4 p.m. in Benson. The Section 3AA tournament begins Wednesday, May 24 at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake.

Team scoring – (1) Minnewaska 341 (2) Morris/C-A 369 (3) Luverne 383 (4) Worthington 385 (5) New Ulm 405 (6) New London 409 (7) Pipestone 419 (8) Montevideo 422 (9) Martin City WEst 503 (10) Redwood Valley inc

MORRIS/C-A – (3) Shiori Legate 85, (10) Hannah Zimmel 93, (T14) Peyton Hennen 95, (18) Megan Kirkeide 96, (T33) Miranda Hesse 107, (T47) Mackenzie Stahman 125

Brooke Kern

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