BECKER – Madison Scheevel closed her high school golf career as a section champion and a state runner-up.

Scheevel, a Fillmore Central senior, shot a final-round 79 on Wednesday at Pebble Beach Golf Course to finish the 36-hole Class A girls golf state meet with a total of 161, finishing just one shot behind state medalist Rachel Halvorson of Lac Qui Parle Valley.

Scheevel was consistent throughout the meet, shooting a first-round 82 on Tuesday and following with her 79 Wednesday. She made three birdies and six pars in her round.

Fillmore Central – and Scheevel – was playing in its sixth straight Class A state meet. The Falcons finished seventh as a team with a score of 812.

BOLD won the team championship (704), followed by Park Christian (705) and Lac Qui Parle Valley (720).

Jenna Wiebke of Caledonia finished 14th (92-88—180) and her teammate Vanessa Hawkins placed 25th (93-95—188), to lead the other Section 1 finishers.

SCHMITZ LEADS AREA BOYS

The Section 1A boys golf medalist was also the top finisher from southeastern Minnesota at the Class A state meet.

Southland sophomore Max Schmitz played steady golf at Pebble Creek Golf Course for two days. He shot a final-round 86 on Wednesday, on the heels of an 85 in Tuesday’s opening round. His total of 171 put him in a tie for 30th place overall.

Schmitz’s round Wednesday included nine pars.

Blooming Prairie sophomore Kollyn Alwes was the next-best finisher from the area; he placed 49th with rounds of 83-95—178.

Section 1A team champion Faribault Bethlehem Academy finished seventh in the team standings with an overall score of 738. Community Christian won the team championship with a 655, followed by Springfield at 658.

Community Christian sophomore Brett Reid is the state medalist. He led from start to finish, finishing the meet at 1-over par overall. Harrison Patzer from Lac Qui Parle Valley finished as the runner-up, four shots back of Reid.

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Jason has been a Post Bulletin sports reporter and columnist since 2004 and covers high school football, volleyball, softball, golf, hockey, junior hockey and auto racing. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota.