Southland pair makes way to state golf meet

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 29, 2003

Both Section 1A golf team champions repeated their appearance at the top of the scoring chart as Rochester Lourdes' boys' golf team and the girls from Caledonia/Spring Grove won respective titles Tuesday at Mount Frontenac Golf Course near Lake City.

Southland/Grand Meadow's boys' team represented Sub-Section 2 and came in third despite a school-record score of 319 for 18 holes. Two S/GM golfers -- sophomores Brady Lorenzen and Bryan Peck -- finished in the top five for individuals not on the championship team, thus qualifying for the state tournament.

The Class A state meet is June 4-5 at Izatys Golf Courses -- Black Brook and The Sanctuary -- in Onamia.

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Peck won a five-man playoff for one spot, tying five others at 79. Lorenzen shot 78 with a 2-over-par 37 on the back nine.

Teammate Eric Kiefer, also a sophomore, shot an 80 and finished 17th overall. Senior Gary Kiefer carded an 82, and sophomore A.J. Wiste added a 90.

Blooming Prairie's Steven Busho led a pair of Blossom qualifiers by shooting 81, tied for 20th overall. Scott Krejci added a 95.

Hayfield's lone qualifier, sophomore Andrew Frydenlund, finished tied for 38th with a 91.

On the girls' side, Blooming Prairie sophomore Calla Swenson missed out on a return trip to state with a 91, tying for 13th overall. The Blossom girls' team finished fourth out of four as Caledonia/Spring Grove repeated its crown. C/SG finished fourth as a team at state last year.

JoAuna Iacovino shot a 99, Jessica Smith a 104, and Shelby Underwood a 111 to round out the Blossom scoring. Missy Johnson and Elizabeth Newman both shot 115.

Hayfield eighth-grader Lisa Frydenlund shot a 104 and finished tied for 35th overall. Lyle/Pacelli senior Sammi Jones, a state qualifier as a sophomore, shot consecutive rounds of 56 and finished 40th overall.

Southland/Grand Meadow qualifiers Cathy Schneider and Charlotte Retterath finished at the back of the pack. Retterath, a junior, shot a 116, and Schneider, a sophomore, carded 115.



Team standings -- 1. Caledonia/Spring Grove 340, 2. Lake City 356, 3. Kasson-Mantorville 367, 4. Blooming Prairie 405.

Individual state qualifiers -- Staci Smoot (Lourdes ) 74, Meg O'Neill (K-M) 81, Katy Schlicker (Lake City) 83, Angela Mechtel (LaCrescent) 85, Krystle Alexander (W-K) 85.

Area individuals -- 13. Calla Swenson (BP) 91, 28. JoAuna Iacovino (BP) 99, 35. Jessica Smith (BP) 104, 35. Lisa Frydenlund (Hayfield) 104, 39. Shelby Underwood (BP) 111, 40. Sammi Jones (Lyle/Pacelli) 112, 41. Cathy Schneider (SGM) 113, 42. Missy Johnson (BP) 115, 42. Elizabeth Newman (BP) 115, 44. Charlotte Retterath (SGM) 116.


Team standings -- 1. Rochester Lourdes 300, 2. Caledonia/Spring Grove 309, 3. Southland/Grand Meadow 319, 4. Lewiston-Altura 333.

Individual state qualifiers -- Brian Zard (CSG) 75, Kevin Loeffler (CSG) 75, Ben Oulman (Stew) 76, Brady Lorenzen (SGM) 78, Bryan Peck (SGM) 79.

Area individuals -- 17. Eric Kiefer (SGM) 80, 20. Steven Busho (BP) 81, 23. Gary Kiefer (SGM) 82, 36. A.J. Wiste (SGM) 90, 38. Andrew Frydenlund (Hayfield) 91, 42. Scott Krejci (BP) 95, 44. Lee Kulow (SGM) DQ.