SHERBURN - Martin County West's school colors are be black and blue, but Cordell Weber was seeing red on Monday at Fox Lake Golf Course in Sherburn.
The MCW senior carded three birdies in his 9-hole round on the way to a 1-under 34 to pace the Mavericks to a 156-210 Valley Conference victory over the Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Mustangs.
"I have always told Cordell just go red," Martin County West head coach Jeff Ross said in reference to scores under par. "Each player on our team has their job, and we need him to go red."
TEE TO GREEN — Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain golfer Michael Dallager watches his tee shot off of No. 1 during Valley Conference dual-meet action Monday at Fox Lake Golf Course near Sherburn. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)
TEE TO GREEN — Martin County West’s Chris Kahler chips onto the No. 9 green from the fringe during a conference dual golf meet on Monday at Fox Lake Golf Course near Sherburn. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)
Weber started out the meet with a bogey on the opening hole, but bounced right back with two birdies.
On the par-5 No. 2, Weber's second shot put him right next to a tree just off the front of the green.
Weber nearly sank the chip shot, but read the putt and finished the hole with a birdie.
Weber then drove right next to the green on No. 3, and used two more shots to find the cup, carding a 3 on the par 4.
With three straight pars and a bogey, Weber maintained his red scoring round, carding a 3 on the par-4 No. 8.
"Cordell was in the red on Saturday right up to the last hole or two, but today he did exactly what we needed him to do," said Ross. "The other golfers on the team also did what they needed to do. Every day of golf can be different, but today was a good day."
Connor Anderson scored one birdie - on No. 2 - chipping onto the green and sinking the putt for a 4 on the par-5 hole.
After a bogey on the third hole, Anderson responded with two straight birdies and closed out his nine-hole round of 41 with back-to-back pars.
"We would take scores like we got today at almost any meet," said Ross. " (A) 156 is our season low for a team score, and if we could get high 30s and low 40s from three of our top four that would be great."
Jake Buntjer didn't card a birdie in his round, but managed a 39 to help Martin County West in the win.
Chris Kahler scored a birdie on the par-4 No. 3 on his way to a 42 to complete the Mavericks' team score.
"Today was a perfect day for golf, beautiful weather and we've played a bunch of matches after getting some rainouts," said Ross. "That's really helping our guys get better, just getting out there in some good weather and playing."
Hunter Schofield scored a 45, while Hunter Olson finished with a 50 to round out the Mavericks' efforts.
Michael Dallager topped the Mustangs in the meet, carding one par on the par-3 No. 5 on his way to scoring a 48, while Anthony True came into the clubhouse with one par on the par-4 No. 6 and a round of 52.
Jackson Maloney carded two pars for a 54 and Logan Pytleski finished with one par and a round of 56 to complete the Mustangs' team score.
Tyler Mathiason finished with a 57 and Chris Crissinger scored a 77 to round out the Mustangs' effort.
Martin County West plays host to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial and Southwestern United in triangular golf action at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Fox Lake Golf Course in Sherburn.
Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain plays St. Clair at 4:30 p.m. today at Terrace View Golf Course in Mankato.
Martin Co. West 156,
Meet Medalist: Cordell Weber (MCW) 34.
Other MCW scores: Jake Buntjer 39, Connor Anderson 41, Chris Kahler 42, Hunter Schofield 45, Hunter Olson 50.
T/GHEC scores: Michael Dallager 48, Anthony True 52, Jackson Maloney 54, Logan Pytleski 56, Tyler Mathiason 57, Chris Crissinger 77.
The North Union Warriors boys golf team earned the Corn Belt Conference championship with a second-place finish in the conference meet on Monday at Silver Lake Golf Course in Lake Park, Iowa.
Parker Oleson, the all-Corn Belt Conference first-team golfer, earned medalist honors with a meet-low round of 79 for North Union.
Despite the Wolves winning the CBC Meet, 356-360, the Warriors still clinched the conference championship with their second-place finish.
Earning all-Corn Belt second-team honors, Alex Krantz and Nathan Eaton each chipped in rounds of 95 in the meet to help the Warriors top the Wolves 26-25 in the CBC point standings.
Colton Nicoson scored a 91 to complete the Warriors' team score in the meet.
Jacob Braddock added a round of 100, while Tyler Quinn scored a 107 to round out the Warriors' efforts.
The Wolves' Jordan Kyle finished as the runner-up in the CBC Meet by scoring a round of 83.
North Union travels to play a dual meet at 4 p.m. today at West Bend-Mallard.
Team Standings: 1. Harris-Lake Park 356, 2. North Union 360, 3. Graettinger-Terril/ Ruthven-Ayrshire 369, 4. West Bend-Mallard 382. Incomplete Teams: Corwith-Wesley-Luverne, Clay Central-Everly.
Meet Medalist: Parker Oleson (NU) 79.
Runner-up: Jordan Kyle (HLP) 83.
Other North Union scores: Colton Nicoson 91, Alex Krantz 95, Nathan Eaton 95, Jacob Braddock 100, Tyler Quinn 107.