Wagner leads Packers to win
The Austin girls golf team got the season off to a successful start on Tuesday with a lopsided 398-450 win over Rochester Century.
This was the first meet of the season at the Austin Country Club.
Catherine Wagner led the way for the Austin Packers with a meet medalist round of 89. Kristen Schulstad of the Packers had the second lowest score in the dual meet with an 18-hole round of 99. Those were the only two scores under 100 by either team.
"The wind made it extremely hard to play, and that was on top of the soggy grass," Austin coach Carissa Gabrielson said. "It was only our second time this year playing the front nine, and the first time playing the back. The scores were higher than usual, but it was nice to see everyone improve on the back nine."
Austin (1-0, 1-0 Big Nine) competes in the Red Wing Invitational on Thursday.
• At Austin Country Club, par 72
Austin (398): Catherine Wagner 47-42—89, Kristen Shulstad 51-48—99, Natalie Swan 56-49—105, Kirsten Stanek 56-49—105, Ingrid Baudler 56-55—111, Lauren Schwab 68-56—124.
Century (450): Taylor Wells 51-51—102, Danielle Dripps 58-50—108, Brittany Wilson 58-64—122, Ali Behrens 59-59—118.
Boys lose dual meet
ROCHESTER — The Austin Packers boys golf team played its first dual meet of the season on Tuesday against Rochester Century at Northern Hills.
Despite a meet medalist round from Drew Osier, the Packers still lost the Big Nine Conference dual by 10 strokes. Century shot a 338 team score, while Austin came in with a 348 team tally on the day.
Osier shot a 10-over par round of 82 to lead the field. James Thorson of the Packers was right behind the leader with a round of 83. These were the only scores in the 80s for the Austin boys in the road loss.
Austin (0-1, 0-1 Big Nine) has a road match against Hayfield on Friday at the Oaks.
• At Northern Hills, par 72
Austin (348): Drew Osier 42-40—82, James Thorson 43-40—83, Nick Tabor 47-44—91, Aaron Rasell 50-43—93.
Century (338): Zach Orbeck 41-42—83, Matt Jennings 41-43—84, Brennan Erickson 41-44—85, Nick Tabor 47-44—91.