Webers steer MCW to Valley titles
MADELIA – The Weber family powered the Martin County West Mavericks’ sweep of both Valley Conference boys and girls golf championships on Tuesday at Madelia Golf Course.
Perennial state qualifier Cordell Weber earned meet medalist honors by firing an even-par 72, while seventh-grade sibling Dawson Weber carded an 80 to share third place overall to help the Mavericks defend their league championship by fending off Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, 322-330.
But the Weber family’s impact in the fairways did not stop in the boys division as sophomore Logan Weber carded a meet-medalist round of 81 to steer the Mavericks’ four-player girls lineup to a conference-winning total of 424 – four shots better than runner-up Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial.
“Webers save the day for Martin County West,” chanted smiling Maverick junior Connor Anderson, who contributed a seventh-place round of 84 to the blue-and-black roster’s winning ways.
Jacob Buntjer fired an 86 to capture eighth place overall to join MCW teammates Cordell Weber, Dawson Weber and Anderson as all-conference golfers for their low-scoring ways on the day. Hunter Olson chipped in a 96 to net honorable mention accolades for the Mavericks, while Chris Kahler broke the century mark by shooting a 99.
Ironically, Cordell Weber, a senior, and younger brother Dawson Weber, each penciled in 11 pars during 18-hole action. Cordell Weber, however, produced three red numbers – under par scores – by connecting for birdies on the sixth and 18th holes, while draining a 25-foot putt for an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole.
Coincidentally, No. 9 proved to the liking of Logan Weber, too. The Maverick sophomore produced eight pars during her 18-hole round and added a birdie on the final hole before the midway turn.
Jennifer Petersen fired a 102 to capture sixth place overall, while teammate Morgan Larson delivered a 105 to net seventh to earn all-conference accolades for the Mavericks. Taylor DeVary shot a 136 to round out MCW’s winning team performance.
On the boys’ side, Logan Pytleski generated an 18-hole round of 88 to pocket 10th place overall to collect all-conference honors to pace Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain’s fifth-place team total of 385.
Michael Dallager generated a 92 to claim honorable mention accolades for the Bluejays, while Anthony True (102) and Jackson Maloney (103) completed Truman/GHEC’s counting marks. Tyler Mathiason shot a 107, while Chris Crissinger chipped in a 119 for the Bluejays.
Martin County West and Truman/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain compete in the Section 2A, South Sub-Section Meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Rose Lake Golf Course in Fairmont.
VALLEY CONFERENCE GOLF MEET
Team Results: 1. Martin County West 322; 2. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 330; 3. Madelia 373; 4. Alden-Conger 383; 5. Truman/GHEC 385; 6. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 391; 7. St. Clair 435.
All-Conference (Top 10): 1. Cordell Weber (MCW) 72; 2. Zach Monshaugen (JWP) 77; 3. (tie) Dawson Weber (MCW), Jordan Henry (Madelia) and Nathan Schmit (JWP) 80s; 6. Ben Schuller (JWP) 83; 7. Connor Anderson (MCW) 84; 8. Jacob Buntjer (MCW) 86; 9. Eli Hallman (A-C) 87; 10. Logan Pytleski (Truman/GHEC) 88.
Honorable Mention: Brady Clark (JWP) 90; Brady Gerdtz 90; Michael Dallager (Truman/GHEC) 92; Carter Richards (LCWM) 92; Damon Schmalzriedt (LCWM) 92; Zach Baumgartner (Madelia) 93; Hunter Olson (MCW) 96; Matt Baumgartner (Madelia) 97.
Other MCW score: Chris Kahler 99. Other Truman/GHEC scores: Anthony True 102; Jackson Maloney 103; Tyler Mathiason 107; Chris Crissinger 119. Other Madelia scores: Riley Benzel 103; Jared Henry 115; Carter Wihlm 119.
Team Results: 1. Martin County West 424; 2. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 428; 3. Alden-Conger 448; 4. Madelia 462; 5. St. Clair 470.
All-Conference (Top 10): 1. Logan Weber (MCW) 81; 2. Kia Ruch (LCWM) 90; 3. Lexi Janke (A-C) 99; 4. Ellie Davis (Madelia) 101; 5. Izzy Sullivan (LCWM) 102; 6. Jennifer Petersen (MCW) 102; 7. Morgan Larson (MCW) 105; 8. (tie) Victoria Pietsch (Madelia) and Elynn Johnson (A-C) 111s; 10. Kylie Wakefield (St. Clair) 112.
Honorable Mention: Adrienne LeMay (LCWM) 114; Leah Stenzel (St. Clair) 115; Mallory Geesman (A-C) 116; Carina Aguilar (Madelia) 118; Brooklyn Kunz (St. Clair) 121; Becky Drummer (St. Clair) 122; Desirae Heidmann (A-C) 122; Megan Lee (LCWM) 122.
Other MCW score: Taylor DeVary 136. Other Madelia scores: Kiana McClung 132; Allyson Missling 133; Cortney DeVlaeminck 135.