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Boys finish second at Shoreland

Girls finish in fifth place at Big South golf event held at Riverside

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | May 23, 2021

Senior Manning Lane is shown golfing at Minn-Iowa Golf Course earlier this season.

The Blue Earth Area boys and girls golf teams were both in action on Tuesday, May 18. The boys played at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter while the girls were the host team at Riverside Town & Country Club.

Boys results

The host St. Peter Saints shot their way to a first-place score of 155 to narrowly defeat Blue Earth Area and Waseca, who both turned in scores of 158.

Fairmont was fourth in the Big South Conference event with a score of 169 while Jackson County Central placed fifth with 176 and New Ulm was sixth with 179.

The Bucs’ Braden Gudahl finished in a three-way tie for first place with a score of 2-over par 37. Gudahl recorded three birdies and three pars on the day.

Max Ehrich finished just one stroke behind Gudahl with a 38 which put him in a three-way tie for fourth place. Ehrich managed to score three birdies and two pars during his round.

Gavin Storbeck had four pars while shooting a 41 while Manning Lane managed three pars during his round of 42 to complete BEA’s team score.

The Bucs’ other golfers, Ashton Lloyd and Nathan Murphy, shot a 47 and 49, respectively. Lloyd finished his round with four pars. Murphy had one birdie to go along with one par.

Up next for BEA is the Big South Conference championship which will be played at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course near Morton, on Monday, May 24.

Girls results

The Blue Earth Area girls golf team finished fifth at the six-team Big South Conference golf event held at Riverside Town & Country Club on Tuesday, May 18.

Fairmont finished with a team score of 179 to claim first place by six strokes over St. Peter, who finished second with a 185. Jackson County Central was third with a 189, New Ulm took fourth with 195, BEA was fifth with 205 and Waseca finished in sixth place with a score of 213.

Kylie Rosenau turned in a 47 to finish ninth overall. She recorded two pars.

Payten Gudahl’s score of 50 put her in a tie for 15th place.

Lyndsey Borris finished with a 52 and Rylan Storbeck shot a 56 to complete BEA’s team scoring.

The Bucs’ other golfers, Katelyn Storbeck and Jordon Smith, each carded a score of 60 for the day.