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Girls Golf Roundup: Dragons win own invite

LITCHFIELD — Kelsey Wattenhofer won on a three-way tiebreaker to help Litchfield win its own five-team, nine-hole invite Tuesday.

Wattenhofer had a better score on the first handicap hole to break a tie with Willmar’s Raelin Setrum and teammate Danielle Elam. Setrum was awarded second after posting a better score than Elam on the second handicap hole.

All three fired a 41 on the back nine.

The Dragons’ four-score tally of 168 was 14 shots better than Willmar. New London-Spicer (199) was third, Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins fourth and Dassel-Cokato fifth.

Megan Iiams added a 42 for Willmar. Lauren Dietz paced NLS with a 48 while Hannah Norlin (42) and Kennedy Sommerfeld (44) rounded out Litchfield’s top four scores.


TOP THREE – Kelsey Wattenhofer, Lit, 41; Raelin Setrum, Wil, 41; Danielle Elam 41

Area results

WILLMAR – Setrum 41, Megan Iiams 42, Elise Duininck 44, Grace Sawyer 55

LITCHFIELD – Wattenhofer 41, Elam 41, Hannah Norlin 42, Kennedy Sommerfeld 44

NLS – Lauren Dietz 48, Jess Johnson 49, Ellary Sweep 51, Abby Sweep 51


Tuesday at New Ulm

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s Caly Schmalz shot 83 to earn medalist honors.

Schmalz helped the Mustangs place third in team scoring with a 404. Sleepy Eye was first at 388 and New Ulm Cathedral was second at 402.


MEDALIST – Carly Schmalz, BLHS, 83

Area results

BLHS – Schmalz 83, Mikayla Paulson 101, Alesha Paulson 107, Sami Swenson 113