Fairmont golfers 15th at 1-day invite

ALBERT LEA – Fairmont’s boys golf team finished 15th overall with a team score of 337 at the Albert Lea Invite on Saturday, while Martin County West finished 18th with a score of 360 to top the area teams.

Lakeville South recorded four scores under 80 as they took first place with a team score of 288, while meet medalist Bobby Thomas, from Lakeville North, bested the field with a round of four-under par 68.

Lakeville South’s Justin Doeden also scored a top round of 68, but finished second after the scorecard playoff. Wayzata’s Jack Holmgren finished third with a round of 69.

Fairmont’s Carter Welchlin topped the Cardinal finishers with his round of 73, while Josh Baldus came in under 80 with a 79 in the meet.

Joe Nordquist scored a 91 and Sam Havnen added a 94 to complete the Cardinals’ team score.

Cole Huinker and Derrick Hohensee carded 96s to round out Fairmont’s efforts.

Martin County West’s Cordell Weber scored a 76 to lead the Mavericks effort. Connor Anderson came in with an 86, while Jacob Buntjer finished with a 98 for the Mavericks.

Hunter Scofield completed Martin County West’s team score with a round of 100.

Tyson Crosby and Hunter Olson rounded out the Mavericks’ efforts with 105 and 109, respectively.

Fairmont travels to Shoreland Country Club for the South Central Conference meet at 9 a.m. today in St. Peter.

Martin County West travels to Freeborn for the Valley Conference meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oakview Golf Course.

Albert Lea Invite

Team Standings: 1. Lakeville South 288, 2. Wayzata 289, 3. Lakeville North 293, 4. Chanhassen 301, 5. Stillwater 305, 6. Eden Prairie 306, 7. Orono 307, 8. Rogers 311, 9. East Ridge 312, 9. Rochester Century 312, 11. Cretin-Derham Hall 316, 12. Andover 318, 13. Albert Lea Blue 319, 14. Mankato West 333, 15. Fairmont 337, 15. Austin 337, 17. Albert Lea Cherry 357, 18. Martin County West 360.

Medalists: 1. Bobby Thomas (LN) 68, 2. Justin Doeden (LS) 68, 3. Jack Holmgren (W) 69.

Fairmont finishers: Carter Welchlin 73, Josh Baldus 79, Joe Nordquist 91, Sam Havnen 94, Cole Huinker 96, Derrick Hohensee 96.

Martin County West finishers: Cordell Weber 76, Connor Anderson 86, Jacob Buntjer 98, Hunter Scofield 100, Tyson Crosby 105, Hunter Olson 109.