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Austin girls top Century on tie-breaker

GIRLS GOLF

ROCHESTER — The Austin girls golf team won a close Big Nine Conference dual meet over Rochester Century on Tuesday at Northern Hills.

The two teams were tied at 398 after the top four scores were recorded. Then the tally went to a tie-breaker and Austin won 507-513 using the score of the fifth player.

Catherine Wagner of Austin was the meet medalist with a round of 92 on the day. Natalie Baudler had the second lowest round with a 94 for the Austin Packers.

Taylor Wells shot the low round for the Century girls with a 95.

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"Natalie (Baudler) had a good day around the greens and really came around on the back nine to shoot a 43," Austin coach Mark Anderson said. "Catherine struggled from around the greens. She really struggled with her putting, but again hit the ball well from tee-box to the green and finished as the medalist."

Kirsten Stanek had a 105 for the Packers and Natalie Swan had the fourth score of 107. The Packers then pulled it out on the tie-breaker for their first dual meet win of the season.

"Kirsten had a great front nine (47) and then ran into trouble on the back," Anderson said. "Again, our eighth-grader shot 105 which ended up helping us pull out the tie and then, allowed us to use our fifth score to win. The ride home was interesting since they discussed how one our girls played the wrong ball and didn’t go back and replay her original, but it didn’t affect the outcome."

Austin (1-0, 1-0 Big Nine) plays in the Hayfield Invitational on Saturday at the Oaks Country Club.

BIG NINE CONFERENCE

At Northern Hills Golf Course, par 72

Austin (507*): Catherine Wagner 92, Natalie Baudier 94, Kirsten Stanek 105, Natalie Swan 107, Kristen Schulstad 109.

Century (513*): Taylor Wells 95, Emily Norgaard 95, Danielle Dripps 98, Hannah Stadsvold 110, Lindsey Peters 115.

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