Boys’ and girls’ Minnewaska golf teams sweep WCC openers

Harste leads boys’ sweep

April 21 @ BOLD

The Minnewaska boys’ golf team played in the BOLD Invite on the Olivia golf course on Wednesday afternoon. The Lakers took second place in the five-team field, with Cole Harste leading the way with a 77.

It was a good preview of the course that they would play again in a conference meet two days later.

BOLD Invite team scores

1. New London-Spicer 323

2. Minnewaska 339

3. Community Christian 343

4. BOLD 357

5. ACGC 485

Minnewaska individual scores

Cole Harste 77

Riley Larson 85

Zach Gugisberg 85

Mason McGinty 92

Logan Kostelecky 92

Hunter Kostelecky 97

April 23 @ Montevideo

On Friday the Lakers played the first of their two conference meets for the day, teeing it up in Montevideo.

A solid overall team performance led to a first place finish, six shots clear of second-place Benson.

Cole Harste paced the Lakers with a 38, which was the third best score posted in the meet.

WCC Meet team scores

1. Minnewaska 160

2. Benson 166

2. BOLD 175

4. Morris 176

5. Melrose 197

6. Montevideo 210

7. Sauk Centre 212

Minnewaska individual scores

Cole Harste 38

Riley Larson 40

Zach Gugisberg 41

Hunter Kostelecky 41

Logan Kostelecky 46

Mason McGinty 49

April 23 @ BOLD

Minnewaska completed their sweep of the two conference meets held on Friday, cruising to a 14-shot win over BOLD and Melrose.

Cole Harste and Riley Larson each tied for second place in the overall scoring. Both Lakers shot a 40 as the team again was very solid. Only four shots separated the six Minnewaska golfers.

The Lakers are at home on the Minnewaska Golf Club Tuesday morning before heading on to Morris in the afternoon in WCC action. The team will play invitationals on Wednesday and Saturday, first in Sauk Centre, then in Fairmont.

WCC Meet team scores

1. Minnewaska 165

2. BOLD 179

2. Melrose 179

4. Benson 180

5. Morris 180

6. Sauk Centre 207

7. Montevideo 216

Minnewaska individual scores

Cole Harste 40

Riley Larson 40

Hunter Kostelecky 42

Zach Gugisberg 43

Logan Kostelecky 43

Mason McGinty 44


Girls’ win big in WCC action

April 8 @ Becker

The Minnewaska girls golf team opened their 2021 season on April 8 at Becker. The Lakers finished fourth in a strong field of 12 teams.

Annika Stensrud set the pace for the Lakers, shooting an 81, good for third place overall among 67 golfers.   

Becker Bulldog meet team scores

1. Detroit Lakes 345

2. St. Michael-Albertville 359

3. Becker 363

4. Minnewaska 375

5. Pierz 416

6. Cambridge-Isanti 419

7. Waconia 426

8. Monticello 431

9. St. Francis 454

10. BOLD 465

11. Legacy Christian inc

12. St. Cloud Cathedral inc

Minnewaska individual scores

Annika Stensrud 81

Berkeley Steffen 90

Arivia Deboer 102

Morgan Schwinghammer 102

Paige Rupp 106

Jenna Gossen 124

April 15 @ Pequot Lakes

Annika Stensrud fired a 74 to pace the Minnewaska girls’ golf team at the Pequot Invitational on April 15.

The Lakers finished third in the six-team field. Berkeley Steffen and Arivia Deboer also broke 100, shooting 91 and 98 respectively. 

Pequot Invite team scores

1. Detroit Lakes 339

2. Pequot Lakes 353

3. Minnewaska 365

4. Staples 391

5. Moorhead 412

6. Aitkin inc

Minnewaska individual scores

Annika Stensrud 74

Berkeley Steffen 91

Arivia Deboer 98

Allisa Thorfinnson 102

Paige Rupp 108

Morgan Schwinghammer 109

April 23 @ Montevideo

The girls’ golf team opened their West Central Conference schedule on Friday in Montevideo. Cool and wet conditions made scoring difficult, but it didn’t prevent the Lakers from easily outdistancing the competition.

Berkely Steffen shot a team best 38 while Annika Stensrud added a 42.

WCC Meet team scores

1. Minnewaska 190

2. Sauk Centre 219

2. Melrose 237

4. BOLD 240

5. Montevideo 249

Minnewaska individual scores

Berkeley Steffen 38

Annika Stensrud 42

Paige Rupp 54

Arivia Deboer 56

Allisa Thorfinnson 62

Morgan Schwinghammer 63

April 23 @ BOLD

On Friday afternoon the Minnewaska girls were in Olivia for the second half of the WCC slate. Once again the Lakers were able to win by a wide margin, led by Annika Stensrud’s 38. Berkeley Steffen survived a pair of triple bogeys and still carded a 45. Arivia Deboer and Morgam Schwinghammer also broke 50 for the Lakers.

The Lakers will be in Morris to begin the day on Tuesday before heading back to Minnewaska Golf Club in the afternoon in WCC action. The team will play invitationals on Wednesday and Saturday, both in Alexandria. On Wednesday the team is at Alexandria Golf Club, on Saturday the venue will be Geneva Golf Club.

WCC Meet team scores

1. Minnewaska 181

2. Melrose 224

2. BOLD 227

4. Sauk Centre 232

5. Montevideo 238

Minnewaska individual scores

Annika Stensrud 38

Berkeley Steffen 45

Arivia Deboer 49

Morgan Schwinghammer 49

Paige Rupp 51

Allisa Thorfinnson 56