GIRLS

When: Tuesday-Wednesday

Where: Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker (par 72; 5,132 yards)

Last year: Fillmore Central put together two tremendous rounds, but the Falcons were edged by Lac qui Parle Valley, by one stroke, for the state title. The Falcons finished with a two-round total of 715. Lac qui Parle Valley’s Rachel Halvorson was the state medalist with a two-day score of 155. Fillmore Central’s Grace Miller finished third (157) and teammate Madison Scheevel placed sixth (162).

Qualified teams: Fillmore Central, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, Murray County Central, BOLD, Lac qui Parle Valley, Park Christian, North Woods, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River.

Area team (Day 1 tee times): Fillmore Central (Tee No. 10), Courtney Hershberger, 8th, noon; Marissa Topness, Fr., 12:09 p.m.; Chloe Morem, 8th, 12:18 p.m.; Taylor Bushman, Jr., 12:27 p.m.; Halley Lange, Jr., 12:36 p.m.; Madison Scheevel, Sr., 12:45 p.m.

Area individuals (Day 1 tee times): Ally Jilek, Fr., Caledonia, 12:54 p.m. (No. 1); Macy Holtan, 8th, Hayfield, 12:54 p.m. (No. 1); Vanessa Hawkins, Jr., Caledonia, 1:03 p.m. (No. 1); Gina Steele, Jr., Caledonia, 1:12 p.m. (No. 1); Jenna Wiebke, So., Caledonia, 1:30 p.m. (No. 1).

Noteworthy: Fillmore Central is at state as a team for a sixth consecutive season. The Falcons have never finished lower than third place at state and won the state championship in 2016. … Fillmore Central’s Scheevel was the Section 1 medalist. She placed sixth at the state meet last season. This will be her sixth trip to state. … Caledonia’s Wiebke and Hawkins both qualified for state last spring. Wiebke tied for 20th, while Hawkins tied for 41st. … Six eighth-graders and one seventh-grader have qualified for state. Three of the eighth-graders are from Section 1 – Hayfield’s Holtan, and Fillmore Central’s Morem and Hershberger.

BOYS

When: Tuesday-Wednesday

Where: Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker (par 72; 5,756 yards)

Last year: Sleepy Eye United and Mounds Park Academy tied for the state championship with two-round totals of 641. Section 1 champion Kingsland placed eighth. Sleepy Eye United’s Ben Laffern was the state medalist with a 71-73—144.

Qualified teams: Faribault Bethlehem Academy, Spring Field, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Willmar Community Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Laporte, North Woods, Fertile-Beltrami.

Area individuals (Day 1 tee times): Kollyn Alwes, So., Blooming Prairie, 8:42 a.m. (No. 1); Grant Vikre, Sr., GMLOS, 8:42 a.m. (No. 10); Keegan Bronson, Fr., Hayfield, 8:42 a.m. (No. 10); Jake Fishbaugher, 8th, Fillmore Central, 9 a.m. (No. 10); Max Schmitz, So., Southland, 9 a.m. (No. 10).

Noteworthy: Southland’s Schmitz was the Section 1A medalist. He’ll play at state for the first time this week. … Senior Khrystjan Peterson of Faribault B.A. was the runner-up at state last year, finishing one shot back of Sleepy Eye United’s Ben Laffen. Peterson and the Cardinals qualified as a team this year. … Hayfield’s Bronson is the only Section 1 golfer who qualified for state last year and again this year. Bronston tied for 59th last spring.

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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.

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