GIRLS GOLF: Delano girls produce best round at Hutch Invitational

MATT KANE
Sports Editor

HUTCHINSON — The girls of the Wright County Conference officially sorted out the final standings for team and individuals Monday at Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, where, officially, they played two, nine-hole rounds.

Orono’s Camille Kuznik officially crowned herself the conference individual champion by taking at least a share of the medalist honor of the two rounds.

Kuznik won the first nine holes with a 38. She and Hutchinson’s Alex Hantge both shot a 39 to share the win in the second nine holes.

The 77 for the day pushed Kuznik’s conference-low average to 38.9 per nine holes. She officially scored 262 strokes, after throwing out her best and worst rounds, to claim the top honor for the season.

Hantge (41.8, 288) finished second for the season.

Annika Reierson (47-46) and Brooke Swenson (46-47) both shot a 93 for the day to lead Delano.

Also for Delano Monday, Maggie Jacobson shot 57-44; Ava Reierson 54-50; Anna Kivisto 56-48; and Ella Madson 57-51.

Annika Reierson missed the top nine and an all-conference nod by one spot in the final standings. Her 10th-place finish put her in the honorable mention group.

Reierson’s season totals are a 48.4 average and 329 strokes.

Ava Reierson (54, 370, Anna Kivisto (56.7, 397) and Michelle Tormanen (59.3, 415) also qualified for the final standings.

At the Hutchinson meet, Delano shot 203 and 185 as a team.

Hutchinson won both rounds, shooting a 181 and a 165.

Hutchinson finishes as the conference team champion with 1,598 strokes.

Delano finished sixth with 1,835 strokes.

Hutch Invitational

HUTCHINSON — The Delano girls looked good recently in a quality test before the section tournament.

The Tigers finished sixth out of 12 teams and had several golfers play some of their best rounds of the season May 10 at the Hutchinson Invitational at Crow River Golf Club.

Maggie Jacobs was Delano’s best golfer with a 90. That was a personal-best round for Jacobs, and left her just nine strokes off the lead.

Chaska’s Sammy Youngquist was the individual medalist with an 81.

Annika Reierson and Brooke Swenson both tied their best rounds of the season. Reierson finished with a 93. Swenson carded a 96.

Delano’s fourth score was the 107 shot by Ella Madson.

Finishing outside Delano’s top four were Ava Reierson (110) and Anna Kivisto (112).

Delano’s sixth-place finish came with 386 strokes. The Tigers finished one stroke behind fifth-place Waconia (386) and six strokes behind fourth-place LeSeuer-Henderson (380).

Youngquist led the Hawks to the team win, as well. Chaska finished with 355 strokes.

The 386 shot by Delano is believed to be a team record, according to head coach Jackie Johnson and assistant Lona DeSutter, who has been with the program for 16 seasons.

“Pretty dang cool,” said Johnson. “They really have improved compared to previous years, and it’s fun watching this group become confident and believe they can reach their goals and achieve higher expectations.”

 

WCCE – HUTCHINSON

Monday, May 13

Crow River Golf Club

Teams H-1 H-2

Hutchinson 181 165

Orono 189 187

Waconia 195 192

New Prague 200 190

Holy Family 203 195

Delano 203 185

Medalist H-1 H-2

Camille Kuznik (O) 38 39

Alex Hantge (H) 39

DELANO H-1 H-2 (18)

Annika Reierson 47 46 (93)

Brooke Swenson 46 47 (93)

Maggie Jacobs 57 44 (101)

Ava Reierson 54 50 (104)

Anna Kivisto 56 48 (104)

Ella Madson 57 51 (108)

 

WCCE FINAL SEASON TOTALS

Teams Season

1. Hutchinson 1598

2. Orono 1696

3. Waconia 1777

4. New Prague 1808

5. Holy Family 1806

6. Delano 1835

Individual All-WCCE Avg Strokes

1. Camille Kuznik (O) 38.9 262

2. Alex Hantge (H) 41.8 288

3. Morgan Giesen (W) 43.6 300

4. Alaina Eichstadt (O) 45.3 310

5. Kyle Knodel (H) 45.2 310

6. Meredith Girard (H) 46.9 315

7. Kaitie Ives (H) 45.9 315

8. Allison O’Brien (HF) 46.8 320

9. Claire Schweim (H) 47.9 320

DELANO Qualifiers AVG STROKES

10. Annika Reierson 48.4 329 (HM)

Ava Reierson 54 370

Anna Kivisto 56.7 397

Michelle Tormanen 59.3 415

 

HUTCHINSON INVITATIONAL

Friday, May 10

Crow River Golf Club

Teams Meet

1. Chaska 355

2. Hutchinson 373

3. Litchfield 378

4. LeSeuer-Henderson 380

5. Waconia 385

6. Delano 386

7. Mankato West 388

8. BOLD 404

9. Annandale 416

10. Heritage Christian 418

11. Dassel-Cokato 432

12. Mankato East 435

Medalist Total

Sammy Youngquist (Ch) 81

DELANO Total

Maggie Jacobs 90

Annika Reierson 93

Brooke Swenson 96

Ella Madson 107

Ava Reierson 110

Anna Kivisto 112

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