It went down to the absolute wire for the Waseca girls golf team on Monday at the Big South Conference Championship at Rose Lake Golf Course in Winnebago.
The team collectively shot a 356 on the day and tied with Marshall who finished second in state last year. Waseca lost the tiebreaker which was the fifth score for each team giving the Bluejays second place.
Fairmont took third place with 369, and St. Peter came in fourth with 383. New Ulm took fifth with 387 and Worthington finished sixth with 394. Luverne came in seventh with 396 and Pipestone finished eight with 396. Windom took ninth with 412 and Blue Earth Area followed behind them with 413. Jackson County Central came in eleventh with 429 and Redwood Valley finished in last with 479.
Bluejay sophomore Megan Nelson has had a stellar regular season and finished strong by shooting an 82 on the Monday afternoon, which was tied for the second best overall score of the day. Hannah Potter was the eighth best individual golfer of the day, as she shot an 89, and Crystal Cariveau came in eleventh overall with a 91. Brianna Highum shot a 94 overall. Ella Pehrson shot a 115 and CJ Born chipped in a 119 on the day to help give Waseca second place.
Nelson, Cariveau and Potter earned all-conference honors on Monday as well.
The boys team finished in sixth with 354 points. Blue Earth Area came in first with 315 and St. Peter took second with 318. Marshall came in third with 320 and Jackson County Central finished in fourth with 323. Fairmont came in fifth with 350 and New Ulm took seventh with 355. Redwood Valley came in eighth with 356 and Worthington finished in ninth with 360. Pipestone finished in tenth with 368. Luverne came in eleventh with 374 and Windom finished in last with 384.
Sam O’Brien put up a 79 for Waseca which was good enough for the tenth best overall score of the day. O’Brien also earned all-conference honors. Griffin Seifert shot an 86 and Brock Bye posted a 91. Ethan Hedberg shot a 98 and Tylor Nordquist shot a 100 overall. Dominic Langager put in a 103 to end the day for Waseca.