LHS golfers post strong showing, but fall short of state

By Melissa Marohl, Sports Writer

The Mayer Lutheran golf team headed to the Section 4A meet on Tuesday and Thursday last week, with some strong results. The competition was held at Victory Links Golf Course in Blaine.

On day one on May 29, the Crusaders finished sixth overall with 364 total strokes. Legacy Christian was the top team with 301 strokes, followed by Heritage Christian (329), Southwest Christian (337), Trinity (347), and St. Croix (347).

Individually, every golfer that shot a 97 or below advanced to Thursday’s competition, which included four Crusaders.

Sophomore Mike Vigil finished second on day one with 80 strokes, just behind Rush City’s Dylan Fessenden (76). Junior Jared Scrimgeour was 11th overall at 92 strokes.

Sophomore Joe Zittergruen and freshman Andrew Wolf both qualified for day two as well, with 96 strokes on May 29.

Also competing for Mayer Lutheran, but not advancing to day two was sophomore Chad Anenson, who was just one stroke shy of qualifying, and junior Cole Carns (116).

Day two brought stiff competition with Legacy Christian winning the team competition with 612 strokes.

Vigil score an 85 on day two and finished 12th overall with 165 strokes, falling short of qualifying for state. Scrimgeour finished with 185 total strokes after scoring 93 on day two. Wolf had 100 strokes on the second day of competition and finished with an overall score of 196. Zittergruen had a 106 for day two and finished with a 202.

Look for a full season wrap up story on the Mayer Lutheran boys’ golf team in the coming weeks.