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AUSTIN EDITION - Austin girls win triangular

FARIBAULT -- Austin won a Big Nine Conference girls golf triangular meet on Tuesday at the Faribault Country Club to finish the regular season.

The Austin Packers shot a team score of 378, which was 15 strokes better than the host Faribault Falcons. The Rochester Mayo Spartans were last on the day.

Katelyn Rizzi of Austin was the meet medalist with a round of 88. Catherine Wagner of Austin was the meet runner-up with a 93. Molly McShea had the low round for Faribault and Krista Solie led Mayo.

"We had a much better day around the greens chipping and putting, but struggled a little with our second shots," Austin coach Mark Anderson said. "Katelyn had a good day all around as the medalist."

Rizzi started out with a 46 on the front nine. She then began the back nine with a par on the 10th hole and that set the tone for a four stroke differential. Wagner also shot a 46 on the front nine, but had trouble on the back holes.

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Steph Vilt shot a 49 on the front nine for the Packers and then shaved a stroke off her score on the back. Natalie Baudler rounded out the Austin scorecard with a 53-49 split. Baudler started the back nine with a par on the 10th hole.

Austin girls golf plays in the Big Nine Meet on Monday at Mankato.

At Faribault Golf and Country Club (par 72)

Austin (378): Katelyn Rizzi 88, Catherine Wagner 93, Steph Vilt 95, Natalie Baudler 102, Jessica Astrup 103, Jodi Craven 113.

Faribault (393): Molly McShea 94, Angie Sokup 96, Quinn McNelis 99, Kacy Geiger 104.

Rochester Mayo (402): Krista Solie 98, Maread Griffin 98, Tori Koleski 99, Carrie Russell 107, Caitlyn Harper 107.

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