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Golf: Hennen, Zimmel in top 10 for Tiger girls

Peyton Hennen tees off during the second round of West Central Conference play Monday, May 14 at Pomme de Terre in Morris. Hennen and Hannah Zimmel both carded 42's in Morris to help Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta to a second place team finish at the meet. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 2
Mackenzie Stahman hits from the fairway during the West Central Conference meet at Pomme de Terre Golf Club Monday, May 14 in Morris. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 2

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls golf team participated continued West Central Conference play at Minnewaska Golf Club and Pomme de Terre in Morris Monday, May 14. Three Tigers participated in a non-conference meet at Dacotah Ridge in Marshall Saturday, May 12.

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After six meets, Peyton Hennen and Hannah Zimmel are in the top 10 in the West Central Conference. Hennen sits in sixth with a 45.3 average and Zimmel sits in eighth with a 45.7 average.

The Tigers finish up conference play Thursday, May 17 at Benson and Montevideo.


The Tigers had just three participate at Dacotah Ridge Saturday, May 12 in Marshall.

Hannah Zimmel led the way, finishing with a 96. Peyton Hennen shot a 97 and Mackenzie Stahman had a 123.

Dacotah Ridge is an extremely challenging golf course, head coach Austen Miller said.

“It’s unlike anything the girls have ever played before. With that in mind, I was very happy with the scores they posted,” Miller said. “They hung right in there with some very talented competition.”

Playing against higher levels of competition has its benefits, Miller said.

“This will help prepare the girls for pressure situations and tougher competition in our upcoming section meets,” Miller said.

At Dakota Ridge Golf Club

TEAM SCORING - (1) Lakeville North 329 (2) Lac qui Parle Valley 348 (3) Chanhassen 348 (4) Marshall 356 (5) New Prague 383 (6) BBE 397 (7) Hill Murray 407 (8) Dassel-Cokato 416; Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta, Pipestone - incomplete

MORRIS/C-A — Peyton Hennen 97; Hannah Zimmel 96; Mackenzie Stahman 123


Minnewaska won seconds straight meet in its own invitational Monday, May 14. The Tigers took third with 208, their highest score of the conference season.

Hannah Zimmel shot a team-low 44 and took fifth overall at Minnewaska.

“Hannah started with two pars then had a rough couple of holes, but she bounced back and finished her round by paring four of her last five holes for a very solid 44 round,” Miller said

At Minnewaska Golf Club

TEAM SCORING – (1) Minnewaska 164 (2) BOLD 186 (3) Morris/CA 208 (4) Sauk Centre 214 (5) Montevideo 215 (6) Benson 222 (7) Melrose 239

MORRIS/C-A — (5) Hannah Zimmel 44; Peyton Hennen 50; Miranda Hesse 57; Mackenzie Stahman 57; Chloe Mogaard 57; Shayla Kill 60


The Tigers were able to go from posting their highest score of the season at Minnewaska (208) to posting their lowest score of the season with a 183 at their home course, Pomme de Terre, in Morris. The Tigers took second place, beating BOLD by one stroke.

“We were able to turn things around in Morris. Finishing second in at least one conference meet has been a yearly goal of ours. It’s a great feeling to accomplish that goal for the second straight year,” Miller said.

Hannah Zimmel and Peyton Hennen both carded 42 rounds and tied for third overall.

“It's always nice to have those two play well at the same time,” Miller said.

Mackenzie Stahman carded her first-ever under 50 round at the Morris meet with a 48. She finished 12th overall.

At Pomme de Terre Golf Club

TEAM SCORING – (1) Minnewaska 170 (2) Morris/C-A 183 (3) BOLD 184 (4) Benson 208 (5) Montevideo 224 (6) Sauk Centre 228 (7) Melrose 248

MORRIS/C-A – (T3) Peyton Hennen 42 (T3) Hannah Zimmel 42; Mackenzie Stahman 48; Chloe Mogaard 51; Miranda Hesse 52; Shayla Kill 62

Brooke Kern

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