Austin Packers girls golf team third at first home invitational of the 2023 season

The Austin Packers girls golf team was able to open the home portion of their 2023 season in a 7-team invitational at the Austin Country Club Monday, and it was a young and rapidly improving Packer squad shooting a team total of 375, good for third overall.  Byron took first in the team competition with a total of 359, followed by Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa in second 11 strokes back at 370, followed by the Packers, and then Rochester Mayo in fourth with a score of 386.  Stewartville took fifth with a team total of 398, followed by Rochester Century in sixth at 411, and Kasson-Mantorville in seventh.

Eighth-grader Ailani Thiravong, who became one of the top players for the Packers last season fired the low round for Austin Monday with an 86, sophomore Izzy Sellers shot a 93, 8th grader Sydney Lewis followed with a 94, Lucy Annis, another 8th grader for the Packers fired a 102, 8th grader Regan Harty was fifth overall for Austin with a 112, and sophomore Anna Kossman finished with a 114.

The Packers are right back into action today (Tuesday) at Eastwood Golf Course in Rochester for a Big 9 Conference triangular with Rochester Mayo and Rochester Century, with tee-off scheduled for 2:30 p.m.