Fillmore Central’s girls and Kingsland boys were the county highlights on Day 1 of the Section 1A golf meet. Aaron Mensink’s four-time defending champion Falcons rode their two stand-outs, senior Grace Miller and junior Madison Scheevel, to a four-stroke lead over Caledonia (357 to 361) after 18 holes. On the strength of a first-nine 35, Miller (77) leads Scheevel (81) atop the leaderboard. The Warriors have the next three in the field (Katrina Paulson 83, Rebeckah Schroeder 89, Jenna Wiebke 91). FC’s Taylor Bushman (6th, 96) and Cailey Rindels (tied 9th, 103) each are in the top ten (of 36 golfers). Lanesboro’s Janell Boyum (98) is tied for seventh. Only five complete teams participated. The boys field has 11 compete teams. Kingsland (2nd, 351) is one of four to advance to Day 2. Blooming Prairie (1st, 345) leads the field with Faribault B.A. (3rd, 358) and Southland (4th, 359) also advancing. FC senior Carter Nevalainen is the top county guys golfer. He’s tied for second place with BP’s Jake Ressler (79’s) behind B.A.’s Khrystjan Peterson (73). Kingsland’s Simon Broadwater (tied for 4th, 80) and Wyatt Pruter (6th 81) are leading the Knights. Lanesboro 7th grader Hayden Lawstuen shot a first-nine 37, but then a second nine 52. He’s tied for 14th place with an 89. R-P’s Jordan McNamer is tied for 16th place (90). The meets took place at Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester.
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