Fillmore Central > Head Coaches: Aaron Mensink (girls), Brad Holten (boys). 2018 finishes: Girls were TRC and Section 1A champs, State Runner-Up (by one stroke to Lac Que Parle Valley); boys 10th at TRC, 7th at 1A Meet. Returnees (girls): Madison Scheevel (Sr. > state 6th place, 2nd at 1A, 4th at TRC), Taylor Bushman (Jr. > 6th at 1A, 9th at TRC), Keanna Weedman (So. > 11th at 1A, 10th at TRC), Hailey Heins-Lange (Jr. > 13th at 1A, 7th at TRC). Returnees (boys): Cory Brown (Jr.), Jake Fishbaugher (8th), Jay Bissen (Sr.), Riley Lange (So.), Landon Nevalainen (So.). Notes: Five-time defending Section Champ girls lost two of four state scoring golfers in All-State Grace Miller (state 3rd place, 1A Champ, TRC Champ) and Cailey Rindels (8th at 1A). Scheevel, a three-time top ten finisher at state, is primed for a sixth shot at Becker. Bushman, Weedman, and Heins-Lange also have state cred. The boys graduated top guy Carter Nevalainen (2018 state participant, 4th at 1A, 9th at TRC).
Kingsland > Head Coach: Brent Kohn. 2018 finishes: Boys were Section 1A Champs (state participant), 3rd at TRC Meet; girls were incomplete. Returnees (boys): Wyatt Pruter (Sr. > 5th at 1A, 4th at TRC), Nick Wernimont (Sr. > 13th at 1A), Nathan Lund (Jr.), Gregg Hubka (Sr.). Returnees (girls): Madeline Moore (Jr. > 14th at TRC), Kylie Welch (So). Notes: The boys return four of five state guys, but graduated top golfer Simon Broadwater (1A 2nd place, 2nd at TRC, three-time state entrant). Girls return top two, but will be incomplete again.
L-A/R-P > Head Coach: Luke Rye. 2018 finishes: R-P boys were 9th at 1A, 8th at TRC; girls were incomplete. L-A’s boys were 2nd at TRC, fifth at 1AA Meet; girls were 3rd at TRC, fifth at 1AA (missed final four cut by two strokes). Returnees (boys): Jacob Anderson (Sr. > 11th at 1AA, 3rd at TRC), Zach Anderson (Sr. > 6th at TRC), Carter Lang (Sr. > 14th at TRC), Mason Kelly (Jr.), Jeremiah Hines (So.), Andrew Hoiness (Fr.), Ethan Atkinson (Jr.), Chris Schell (Sr.). Returnees (girls): Anna Hennessy (Fr. > 12th at 1AA, 14th at TRC), Lexi Reps (Sr. > 10th at TRC), Lili Reps (Fr.), Alexa Agin (So.). Notes: Trojans and Cardinals combine for golf. L-A’s golf club closed. Team will play at Ferndale. Cardinal teams return numerous kids off squads that finished top three (TRC) and fifth (Section 1AA).
Lanesboro > Head Coach: Krissy Overland. 2018 finishes: Boys 8th at 1A, 2nd at SEC (of 3); girls 5th at 1A (of 5), 1st at SEC (of 3). Returnees (girls): Payton Benson (Jr. > 2nd at SEC, 14th at 1A). Returnees (boys): Hayden Lawstuen (8th > 6th SEC, 12th at 1A), Clay Schwichtenberg (Fr. > 5th at SEC), Hunter Gehrke (Sr.). Synopsis: Burros graduated state qualifier Janell Boyum.
Houston > Head Coaches: Kiel Koehler (boys), Ryan Gatzlaff (girls). 2018 finishes: Girls 2nd SEC (of 3), 4th at 1A; boys 3rd at SEC (of 3), 11th at 1A. Returnees (girls): Lilli Carlson (Sr. > 5th at SEC), Ari Florin (Sr.), Jada Burr (8th). Returnees (boys): Owen Gaustad (So.), Chris Bartz (Sr.). Notes: Each team lost its top golfer from last year (Zach Schneider, Brynne Schultz).
Chatfield > Head Coach: Paul Wagner. 2018 finishes: Boys were incomplete, girls did not have a team. Returnees (boys): Riley Mulhern (Jr.). Notes: Boys have a full team and girls have a team (two golfers).