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Local Roundup: BOLD golfers weather the field

Willmar's Amanda Mathiasen hits an iron on her tee shot on hole No. 10 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Mathiasen was co-medalist after carding an 82. Joe Brown / Tribune1 / 9
BOLD's Lanie Mages watches her ball inch towards the hole on No. 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. The Warriors took first as a team with a score of 366. Joe Brown / Tribune2 / 9
Lac qui Parle Valley's Rachel Halvorson tees off on hole No. 10 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Halvorson finished third with an 18-hole score of 83. Joe Brown / Tribune3 / 9
BOLD's Leslie Snow chips out of the rough on hole No. 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Joe Brown / Tribune4 / 9
MACCRAY's Raelee Bristle hits an approach shot during Monday's Willmar Invitational at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Joe Brown / Tribune5 / 9
Lac qui Parle Valley's Izabella Stender chips out of the fairway on hole nine at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Joe Brown / Tribune6 / 9
Litchfield's Vaida Behnke follows through on her drive off the No. 10 tee at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Joe Brown / Tribune7 / 9
Willmar's Bailey Olson chips out of the fairway on hole No. 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Joe Brown / Tribune8 / 9
Willmar's Kessa Mara hits a chip shot toward the hole on No. 18 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during Monday's Willmar Invitational. Joe Brown / Tribune9 / 9

Battling through mid-40s temperatures, 15-to-25 MPH winds and a little drizzle, the BOLD girls were able to come out on top of the competition.

Playing in the Willmar Invitational Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club, the Warriors had a team score of 366, beating defending Class A champs Lac qui Parle Valley's 371 for first place.

Sartell finished third with 387, followed by Willmar's 390 and Litchfield's 397.

Leading BOLD's efforts was Ashley Trongard, who was co-medalist with Willmar's Amanda Mathiasen, with an 82. Trongard was awarded first place with a lower score on hole No. 5, the lowest handicapped hole in the course.

Beyond Trongard, the Warriors got an 87 from Makayla Snow, 94 from Lanie Mages and 103 from Olivia Hanson.

LQPV's Rachel Halvorson had the team's top score with an 83, which was good for third individually. Sarah Halvorson followed suite with an 89, good for fifth place.

Along with Amanda's 82, the host Cardinals had a top four of Kessa Mara (97), Mady Spencer (105) and Abigail Mathiasen (106).

The Litchfield duo of Vaida Behnke and Livia Behnke scored 95s. MACCRAY had three golfers on the course, led by Isabelle Plagge's 110.

Willmar Invitational

At Eagle Creek Golf Club

Team scoring

(1) BOLD 366 (2) Lac qui Parle Valley 371 (3) Sartell 387 (4) Willmar 390 (5) Litchfield 397 (6) Rocori 447 (inc) MACCRAY


TOP THREE — (t1) Ashley Trongard, BOLD 82 (T-1) Amanda Mathiasen, Willmar 82 (3) Rachel Halvorson, LQPV 83

Area results

BOLD — Trongard 82; Makayla Snow 87; Lanie Mages 94; Olivia Hanson 103

LQPV — R Halvorson 83; Sarah Halvorson 89; Izabella Stender 92; Brook Olson 107

WILLMAR — Am Mathiasen 82; Kessa Mara 97; Mady Spencer 105; Abigail Mathiasen 106

LITCHFIELD — Vaida Behnke 95; Livia Behnke 95; Tori Grates 103; Kaity Kuzler 104

MACCRAY — Isabelle Plagge 110; Haley Wilkens 134; Raelee Bristle 142

Boys Golf

WCC meet

Hosting an eight-team invitational on Monday, the New London-Spicer boys golf team held off Mound Westonka by a stroke to win the Wright County Conference meet at Little Crow Country Club.

Finishing with a team score of 170, the Wildcats were led by Evan Dietz and Nixon Harrier, who were part of a four-way tie for medalist honors with nine-hole scores of 41. The two finished tied with Dassel-Cokato's Jackson Bakeberg and Mound Westonka's Mitch Krebsbach.

Litchfield, which finished fifth with a score of 186, was led by Josh Green's 42.

At Little Crow Country Club

Team scoring

(1) New London-Spicer 170 (2) Mound Westonka 171 (3) Dassel-Cokato 174 (4) Glencoe-Silver Lake 178 (5) Litchfield 186 (6) Annandale 193 (7) Watertown-Mayer 203 (inc) Rockford


TOP THREE — (t1) Evan Dietz, NLS 41 (t1) Nixon Harrier, NLS, 41 (t1) Jackson Bakeberg, D-C 41 (t1) Mitch Krebsbach, MW 41

Area results

NLS — E Dietz 41; Harrier 41; Noah Dietz 44; Ian Schmidt 44

LITCHFIELD — Josh Green 42; Sam Tipka 43; Bryce Kuechle 50; Evan Hart 51

Boys Tennis

St. Peter 4, Litchfield 3

In a match that saw all four singles matches go to three sets, it was the doubles that made the difference as St. Peter won two of three in a 4-3 win against Litchfield on Monday.

The Dragons' top two players came up big as Alex Draeger beat Liam Dixon (3-6, 6-2, 7-6) and Payton Prahl secured a three-set win over Kelson Lund (1-6, 6-1, 6-2).


(1) Alex Draeger, L, def Liam Dixon 3-6 6-2 7-6 (2) Payton Prahl, L, def Kelson Lund 1-6 6-1 6-2 (3) Marty Anderson, SP, def Mason Woelfel 6-1 1-6 7-6 (4) Harrison Dean, SP, def Braeden Olson 6-3 3-6 6-3


(1) Matt Pettis/Ken Ringler, SP, def Logan Graphenteen/Alex Gruenke 6-4 6-3 (2) Ben Nelson/Tyson Michels, L, def Mikinley Prafke/Daniel Nadeau 6-4 6-1 (3) Kai Anderson/Xavier Schugel, SP, def Max Ceasar/Aiden Nelson 6-0 7-6

Pine City 6, Benson/KMS 1

Eric Hoium picked up the lone win for Benson/KMS on Monday in a 6-1 loss to Pine City in Waite Park.

Hoium got the victory at No. 1 singles over Parker Sell, 6-2, 6-3.


(1) Eric Hoium, B/KMS def Parker Sell 6-2 6-3 (2) Nate Webster, PC, def Jacob Garies 6-0 6-0 (3) Derek Clementson, PC, def Tyler Hadfield 6-0 6-0 (4) Caleb Stumne, PC, def Mason Bakke 6-0 6-0


(1) Jake Adams/Dusty Bergstrom, PC, def Taylor Dineen/Peyton LeClair 6-3 6-3 (2) Alex Laven/Jared Carpenter, PC, def Kyle Reese/Matthew Thompson 6-2 6-1 (3) Seth Linnell/Mason Mikyska, PC, def Andrew Olson/Hunter LeClair 6-1 6-2

Minnewaska 5,


Minnewaska swept the singles and picked up a win at No. 1 doubles to down New London-Spicer on Monday in New London.

NLS' No. 2 doubles team of Wolzen Holland and Jaden Zylstra and the No. 3 team of Ander Arnold and Riley Pflipsen both fought back from a set down to win their matches.


(1) Tate Reichmann, M, def. Nick Rutledge 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 (2) Evan Palmer, M, def. Arthur Farhat 6-0 6-1 (3) Sam Peters, M, 6-2 6-1 (4) Gannon Walsh, M, def. Kenny Schmiesing 6-1 6-1


(1) Zach Evans/Calvin Hoffmann, M, def. Brenden Mayhew/Coltin Plipsen 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 (2) Wolzen Holland/Jaden Zylstra, N, def. Nathan Gallagher/Damon Uhde 2-6 6-1 6-3 (3) Ander Arnold/Riley Pflipsen, N, def. Cade Fier/Nik VanDyke 3-6 6-2 6-1