It wasn’t the ideal title season. A would-be scoring golfer (Keanna Weedman) missed the year per injury. Star Madison Scheevel shot a 50. The team had four losses and won neither a TRC regular season nor meet title. Nonetheless, Aaron Mensink’s Fillmore Central girls golf, for the sixth straight year, are 1A Champs and headed to Becker for the State Class A tourney. In a four-full-team field, FC (753) bested Caledonia (764). The Falcons led by six strokes after Day 1 (374 to 380). By 11 total strokes, the Warriors had twice beat FC in the regular season. The senior Scheevel, who took third (184), third (168), second (160), and second (167) the past four years, led the way. She shot a field-pacing 163 (85, 78) or +23. A strong Day 2 led to nine strokes make-up on Day 1 leader Jenna Wiebke of Caledonia (81, 87 > 168), who took second. Falcons Hailey Lange (91, 98 > 189) and Taylor Bushman (98, 95 > 193) took a third and fourth. Overall, FC was five strokes better than Caledonia at golfer #1, nine better at #2, and five better at #3, annulling a 10-stroke difference at #4. Eighth grader Chloe Morem was FC’s fourth overall (100, 111 > 211; 10th place). FC used Morem’s Day 1 score, Courtney Hershberger’s Day 2. The 8th grader Hershberger (122, 108 > 230, 17th place) had a big day-to-day improvement. Freshman Marissa Topness (106, 121 > 227, 15th place) also competed for FC. It was just a 28-girl field. No other county competitor finished top ten. Houston and Lanesboro also brought full teams. The meet was held at Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester.
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