The All-Decade golf top 20. Due to time constraints, coaches weren’t contacted for comment. Conference titles in the SEC are not noted due to the small number of full golf teams in the league (some years). Conference and sectional information from early in the decade is not included, as it could not be found. Rankings are based off individual and team section and state performances. Said rankings are subject to debate. The list is littered with gals off Fillmore Central girls golf dynasty. The top two are literally 1a and 1b.
#1a) Grace Miller (2013-2018, FC): Spanned FC’s best five years of state competition and was arguably their top golfer on five 1A title squads. Amidst FC’s great team state run, Miller took first (2016), second thrice (2015, 2017, 2018), and third (2014). Individually, she cracked the top 20 five times and the top ten four times in five years. As a senior, she took third with a 157. Also shot sub-170 as a freshman (166, 6th place-tie), sophomore (166, 8th place), and junior (167, 8th place-tie). She was Section 1A champion as a sophomore (156), junior (165), and senior (157), the TRC Meet medalist as a senior (78). She was also 1A Meet runner-up as a frosh (175) and TRC meet runner-up twice. Adding up her four scores from her last four state meets and it’s a 656.
#1b) Madison Scheevel (2014-2019, FC): The only six-time state entrant (team section champion) on the list, Scheevel’s career spanned the entire Fillmore Central girls golf dynasty, all six year of state competition. That meant she was team champion (2016), runner-up thrice (2015, 2017, 2018), and third once (2014). As a senior (2019), she was individual state runner-up, shooting her best state round, a 161. From 8th grade through senior year, she finished 15th or better at state each time, shooting sub-170 four times, cracking the top ten thrice. In addition to her senior year 161, she shot 162 as a junior (6th place), 165 as a frosh (7th place), and 168 as a sophomore (10th place). She was 1A Meet champion as a senior (163), runner-up as a sophomore (167) and junior (160), and took third as an 8th grader (184) and freshman (168). She was a part of five TRC title groups and won the TRC Meet individual crown as a senior. Adding up her four scores from her last four state meets and it’s a 656 (same as Miller)! Scheevel made state more than Miller, finished higher (second versus third), but Miller had the lowest round (157).
#3) Paige Hungerholt (2008-2012, Lanesboro): Keyed the Burros early decade strong run in girl’s golf. Hungerholt was a links star in her own right before players 1a and 1b came along. Paige made state four times from 2009 through 2012. The first trip, she went with Lanesboro’s section title team (which took third at state). The last three, she went individually. As a sophomore, Hungerholt tied for tenth (180), as a junior (177) she tied for 13th (177), as a senior she tied for fourth (167), an impressive three seasons. She tied for Section 1A runner-up in 2011 (94) and took third in 2012 (94). Her Burro teams may have made state more had Lewiston-Altura not had a dynasty (2010 state runner-up, 2011 and 2012 state champions).
#4) Kasey Olloff (2007-2010, R-P): The top golfer on Rushford-Peterson’ 2009 state title team. Olloff’s 154 that year tied him for fourth place, the highest finish for any Journal-covered guy at a state golf meet the past 12 years for sure. The Trojans also made state in 2010, taking fifth. Olloff again had their best showing, shooting an 81 after 18-holes (weather shortened). He finished tied for 20th place.
#5) Johanna Bearson (2009-2013, Lanesboro): Hungerholt’s ‘1b’ in the Burros early decade strong run, Bearson also took four trips to state. She too went with the Burros third place team in 2009 (as an 8th grader). She then qualified individually as a frosh (2010), junior (2012), and senior (2013). She tied for 34th (195), tied for 20th (180), and took 12th (180) those three years at state. Bearson tied for Section 1A runner-up in 2013 (one stroke behind the leader) and tied for sixth (96) in 2012.
#6) Simon Broadwater (2014-2018, Kingsland): The only guy on this list to qualify for state three times in the 2010’s. Broadwater led the Knights to a section 1A title and a state berth in 2018. He thrice finished top five at the Section 1A meet, including runner-up as a senior (158). He was also TRC Meet runner-up that year. At state, he tied for 39th (171), tied for 16th (165), and tied for 32nd (169) in his three trips. He was arguably the Knights top golfer five years running.
#7) Laura Donney (2012-2016, FC): The only girl amidst FC girl’s golf dynasty where her state experiences were a countdown to a title. Donney was on the Falcons third place team in 2014, their second place team in 2015, and their state title team in 2016. She finished top 30 at state all three years and top 20 twice. Donney tied for 13th as a sophomore (177), took 19th as a senior (177), and 27th as a junior (182). She was FC’s top golfer at state as a sophomore. She was a part of three TRC title squads as well and missed the state cut as a freshman (2013) narrowly (took 9th at sections with a 97, two strokes off state pace).
#8) Lucas Johnson (2008-2011, Lanesboro): The Burros top golfer during their state third place team run in 2011. Johnson shot a 161 to finish in 17th place at state. It was the second lowest boy’s score at state of anyone guy on this list (Olloff). He was particularly impressive Day 2 of that meet, shooting 39 and 36 for a 75.
#9) Jordan Miller (2013-2015, FC): The Falcons’ most accomplished guy golfer of the decade. Miller twice made state including leading FC’s boys to Becker his senior year in 2015. He was twice Section 1A Meet champion in 2014 (75) and 2015 (144), doing so by seven strokes the second time. At state, he tied for 17th and tied for 32nd posting 164’s each year. He was close to state as a sophomore (tied for 9th at sections with an 82). Miller also had a pair of 4th place finishes at the TRC meet (sophomore and senior years).
#10) Justin Simon (2007-2010, R-P): The Trojans second best player at state amidst their 2009 state title team and 2010 state qualifying team. He tied for 26th (167) as a junior and tied for 26th (82) as a senior (weather shortened). Simon also qualified individually as a sophomore in 2008, tying for 35th place (84)
#11) Paige Isensee (2013-2016, Chatfield): A one-time state qualifier, but in the tougher Class AA field. Isensee went as a senior in 2016. She tied for 40th shooting a 179. Paige was twice TRC Meet runner-up though, as a sophomore (87) and as a senior (85). Isensee was close to state both those campaigns. She went on to golf collegiately at UW-River Falls with 2019-2020 begin her senior year.
#12) Katie Tammel (2012-2015, FC): Got in on years one and two of FC’s girls’ golf dynasty. Finished third and second with the Falcons team. Tammel tied for 38th (194) and tied for 21st (178) at state her two years there. She was FC’s top golfer at sections as a junior (93), tying for fifth. As a sophomore, Tammel narrowly missed state individually (took 8th with an 86, one stroke off state pace).
#13) Andrea Clement (2008-2011, Kingsland): Had a very good senior year. Won the TRC Meet title (81), took eighth (173) at the 2011 1AA Meet to qualify for state. At the state 1AA meet, she tied for 39th, shooting a 179.
#14) Tayah Barnes (2016-2017, FC): Switched over from softball to golf just in time to be a key asset on two state title contending golf teams. Barnes won a state team title as a junior in 2016, and then was a part of FC’s runner-up squad in 2017. She took 28th and 24th place those two year in Becker, shooting 184 and 180 respectively. Barnes was FC’s third highest state golfer in 2017. As a senior, she took third at the Section 1A meet (175).
#15) Charlie Krambeer (2011-2015, R-P): A two-time individual state entrant, Krambeer went in 2014 and 2015. As a junior, he tied for third at the TRC Meet, tied for 5th at the 1A Meet, and tied for 26th at state (168). As a senior, he took third at the TRC Meet (+3), tied for 4th at the 1A Meet (161), and tied for 36th at state (166).
#16) Cailey Rindels (2015-2018, FC): A four-time state entrant, Rindels won a state team title (2016), took second thrice (2015, 2017, 2018). She posted three top 40 state finishes. Junior year was her best campaign, as she shot a 182, tying for 25th place. She was FC’s third best golfer in 2018 (193, 33rd place-tie) at state as a senior.
#17) Keeley Todd (2011-2014, FC): Got the Falcon girl’s golf dynasty started as a senior. Todd was FC’s second best golfer at sections and second best golfer at state that year. She took sixth at the TRC Meet (94), tied for 8th at sections (95), but then tied for 17th at state (181). Her Falcons took third in Becker in 2014.
#18) Kiah Halvorson (2008-2012, Lanesboro): Made state twice, once amidst Lanesboro’s Section champion, state third place girls team in 2009 and once no her own. Her first trip, she tied for 28th as a freshman (193). After a two-year hiatus, Halvorson returned to state individually as a senior, tying for 25th (183). That year, she was Section 1A meet champion (89).
#19) Delton Sauer (2014-2017, FC): Twice made state for the Falcons. Did so amidst FC’s 1A runner-up team in 2015, then again individually in 2017. Had a very good senior year, tying for third at the TRC Meet, tying for fifth at the 1A Meet, and tying for 28th at the state meet (168). His time in Becker was really good Day 1, as he shot a pair of sub-30 rounds, a 77 total.
#20) Cory Strom (2009-2012, Lanesboro): Led the Burros to state in 2011 by medaling as Section 1A champion, shooting a 78. Took 33rd place at state (169), the Burros third highest golfer at the meet. Strom also qualified for the big meet as a sophomore in 2010, tying for 50th place (87) after just 18-holes (weather). He wasn’t far away from state as a senior in 2012, tying for 13th place at sections.
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