Knights split first golf outing

Published 8:12 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Alden-Conger boys’ team prevails; girls’ team falls short vs. JWP


ALDEN — Despite the snow covering the ground in the morning, the Alden-Conger boys’ and girls’ golf teams started their season with a home meet Tuesday afternoon against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

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The boys’ team cruised to a victory over the Bulldogs, 190-219, while the girls’ team fell by 15 strokes, 243-258.

Senior Ryan Hansen won the meet with a score of 41, five strokes ahead of the second-place finisher Logan Thell, of JWP. The other three scorers for the Knights were Erick Theusch, Austin Attig and Jack Redman with scores of 48, 50 and 51, respectively.

Alden-Conger senior Ryan Hansen hits his tee shot on the par-3 eighth Tuesday afternoon. Hansen shot a bogey on the hole and won the meet with a score of 41. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

All four of the Knights scorers placed higher than the second-place finisher for the Bulldogs, who completed the round with a score of 56. The Bulldogs rounded out their scoring with rounds of 57 and 60.

On the girls’ side, Annika Riebe won the individual portion of the meet with a score of 51. Riebe beat out Kirsten Thell of JWP by just three strokes. Ahnika Johnson finished her round with a score of 58, Autumn Soost 62 and Ella Riebe 87. Johnson’s score earned her a third-place finish, while Soost’s score earned her a fifth-place finish.

The Bulldogs pulled out the victory with rounds of 54, 59, 60 and 70.

The boys start their season 1-0, while the girls fall to 0-1. Both will continue their seasons Friday with another home meet at Oak View Golf Course.


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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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