Girls golf team wins pair of meets

The New Prague Trojan girls golf team is the No. 2-ranked team in the state in all classes, and they played that way in two meets last week.

New Prague finished on top of a Missota Conference meet at Fountain Valley Golf Club, then dominated the field in their home invitational meet Friday, April 23.

In the April 24 state ratings, Minnewaska Area, a Class AA team, was ranked No. 1, with New Prague (Class AAA) ranked No. 2.

Steffi Neisen of New Prague is ranked No. 2 in the state in Class AAA, trailing only defending state champ Betsy Kelly of Forest Lake. Steffi's sister McKenzie Neisen is ranked sixth.

The Trojans were scheduled to compete at The Wilds in Prior Lake Tuesday, Apr. 28. They play in a Missota Conference meet at Mississippi National in Red Wing Thursday, April 29, in a dual against Le Sueur-Henderson at CreeksBend Monday, May 3, a triangular at CreeksBend Tuesday, May 4, with Shakopee and Prior Lake, and a Missota meet at Northfield Thursday, May 6.

At Fountain Valley

New Prague pulled into a tie with Red Wing in the Missota Conference standings with a first-place finish at Fountain Valley Thursday, April 22. The Trojans had a score of 330, with Red Wing second at 223, followed by Northfield (356), Shakopee (370), Prior Lake (285), Hutchinson (388), Holy Angels (420) and host Farmington (458).

Steffi Neisen and Shakopee's Alexis Schmid tied for medalist honors with 76. McKenzie Neisen was third with an 81 and Amber Houser seventh with an 84. Emily Culshaw shot an 89, while Ashley Houser had a 98 and Taylor Krause had a 102.

The JV team shot a 441, led by Dani Barr with a 92.

At CreeksBend GC

The Trojans shot a school record score of 320 to win the New Prague Invitational at CreeksBend Golf Club. The Trojans took three of the top four places, led by Steffi Neisen's 74. McKenzie Neisen and Amber Houser both shot 80 to tie for third and Culshaw had a career-best 86.

The score was awesome

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