The Mayer Lutheran boys’ team captured both the individual and team titles in its first Minnesota River Conference meet last week.
Competing at Valley View Golf Course in Belle Plaine on April 15, a par 36 course, the Crusaders won the team competition with 167 strokes over second place Jordan at 176.
All Mayer Lutheran golfers finished under 50 strokes, led by senior Brandon Wroge, who won the individual competition with 40 strokes. Senior Joe Zittergruen finished just behind Wroge with 41 strokes, before seniors Rob Ryan and Chad Anenson came in at 43. Junior Andrew Wolf finished the day at 45 strokes and freshman Dylan Fisher finished at 49.
Earlier this week, the Crusaders again faced off against the MRC teams, this time at the Glencoe Country Club on April 21. Finishing second to Jordan, the Crusaders were just two strokes behind the Hubmen with a team score of 174.
Ryan and Zittergruen were individual co-champions, both golfing a 40 on the par 35 course. Wroge finished at 46 strokes and Anenson was at 48. Wolf and Fisher weren’t far behind at 50 and 51 strokes, respectively.
After two meets, Mayer Lutheran is leading the conference with 341 total strokes over second place Jordan at 348. The Crusaders have four players in the top 10 individuals, including Wroge, who leads the MRC, and Ryan and Zittergruen, who are tied for second. Anenson is sitting in tenth.
The Mayer Lutheran girls also debuted their varsity team on April 15, sending four freshmen to compete at Timber Creek in Watertown.
Addie Luehrs was the Crusaders’ highest finisher, turning in a score of 68. Katelyn Stanley was second for LHS with a 71, while Ellie Martin turned in a 79. Mireille Ghassan also competed, golfing 84 strokes on the par 36 course.
Next week, the LHS girls will compete at Winthrop against the other MRC teams.
The boys have a much busier schedule, beginning tomorrow, April 25, when the Crusaders host St. Peter at Shadow Brooke Golf Course.
On Monday, the boys will be at an invitational in South St. Paul, before heading down to Montgomery for meets on Tuesday and Thursday.
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