LONG PRAIRIE – The St. Cloud Tech girls golf team is tied for first place after the first day of competition at the Section 8-3A girls golf meet in Long Prairie.
The Tigers are tied with Alexandria with team scores of 341 each. St. Cloud Apollo is third (359) and Buffalo is fourth (367). Those four teams advance to the second day of competition today while the rest of the teams are eliminated.
Alexandria’s Amanda Bigger and Buffalo’s Lexi Bollent are tied for first place after shooting rounds of 81 each. St. Cloud Tech’s Bobbie Bohlig and Meagan Larkin and Moorhead’s Tiffany Swanson are tied for third place after shooting 82s.
The second round begins at 10 a.m. today. The top six individuals not from one of the top four teams also advanced to the second round today. The winning team advances to the state tournament and the top individuals not from the winning team also advance.
Team scores — 1. St. Cloud Tech 341; 2. Alexandria 341; 3. St. Cloud Apollo 359; 4. Buffalo 367; 5. Bemidji 371; 6. Brainerd 375; 7. Willmar 389; 7. Monticello 389; 9. Moorhead 401; 10. Sartell 410; 11. Big Lake 456; 12. Sauk Rapids 565.
SARTELL – Maggie Heggerston of Pequot Lakes and Emily Israelson of Staples-Motley each shot scores of 77 to claim the lead after the first round of the Section 6-2A tournament at Blackberry Ridge.
Rocori leads the team competition with a score of 334. Marja Sorenson shot a 78 to lead the Spartans. The top four teams advance to the second round today. They were Rocori, Pequot Lakes (339), St. Cloud Cathedral (341) and Becker (348).
Lucy Gaetz led Cathedral with a score of 79. Kourtney Williams led Becker with a score of 78.
Other individuals advancing to play today were Aila Malik of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (78), Cassie Shaver of Albany (87), Erin Dingmann of Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins (87), Riley Bruns of Annandale (87), Peyton Garcia of Osakis (88), Annalise Savageau of Osakis (89), Cierra Waverek of Staples-Motley (90), Amy Schiffler of Albany (90), Tori Broberg of Milaca (90) and Jessica Hawks of Pierz (90).
After Day 1 — Rocori 334; 2. Pequot Lakes 339; 3. St. Cloud Cathedral 341; 4. Becker 348; 5. Staples-Motley 361; 6. Osakis 368; 7. Albany 370; 8. Annandale 381; 9. Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 388; 10. Sauk Centre 403; 11. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 409; 12. Pierz 416; 13. Milaca 420; 14. Foley 463; Melrose inc.
BECKER – Kennedy Sommerfeld of Litchfield shot a score of 163 to claim medalist honors and lead her team to a second-place finish at the Section 5-2A meet at Pebble Creek.
Providence Academy won the team title with a score of 697. Also advancing to state were Alex Tipka of Litchfield (179), Anna Zumwinkle of Breck (179), Tabitha Latzig of Maple Lake (179) and Danielle Elam of Litchfield (182).
Final — 1. Providence Academy 697; 2. Litchfield 706; 3. Hutchinson 765; 4. Holy Family 767.
Tech 6th, advances in 8-3A
SAUK CENTRE – Moorhead senior Ben Welle shot a 72 to finish with the lead after the first day of competition at the two-day Section 8-3A boys golf meet Monday at Greystone Golf Club.
Isaac Hiltner shot a score of 75 to finish tied for fifth place after the first day and lead St. Cloud Tech into sixth place as a team with a score of 316. The top six teams and the top 12 individuals not a member of the top six teams and with a score of 85 or lower advance to competition on Day 2 today.
The Tigers were the lone local team to advance. Sartell finished in seventh place with a score of 330, Sauk Rapids finished ninth with a score of 340, Monticello finished 10th with a score of 347, Big Lake finished 11th with a score of 371 and St. Cloud Apollo finished 12th with a score of 374.
Mitch Freeman shot a 79, Ian Hiltner shot an 80, Logan Gross shot an 82, David Scharenbroich shot an 83 and T.J. Templin shot an 87 for Tech.
Sartell junior Ben Lanners (25th place, 81), Monticello junior Mitch Gifford (31st, 82), Sartell freshman Kyle Och (31st, 82), Sartell senior Ben Davis (, 37th, 83), Sartell sophomore Sam Getchell (40th, 84), Sauk Rapids senior Lukas Olson (40th, 84), Sauk Rapids junior Blare Chapa (40th, 84), Monticello senior Ryan Frucci (43rd, 85) and Sauk Rapids freshman Brandon Duray (43rd, 85) were among the individual golfers advancing.
Team scores — 1. Moorhead 298; 2. Buffalo 308; 3. Alexandria 309; 4. Brainerd 310; 5. Bemidji 312; 6. St. Cloud Tech 316; 7. Sartell 330; 8. Willmar 331; 9. Sauk Rapids 340; 10. Monticello 347; 11. Big Lake 371; 12. St. Cloud Apollo 374.
SARTELL – Nick Forsberg of Staples-Motley shot a 69 to claim the lead after the first day of competition at the Section 6-2A meet at Blackberry Ridge.
His efforts led his team into first place after Day 1 with a team score of 291.
The top four teams advance to Day 2 today. They were Staples-Motley, St. Cloud Cathedral (325), Melrose (325) and Pequot Lakes (328).
For the Crusaders, Garret McCormick shot a 76, Nick Schmit shot an 81, Peter Spethman shot an 83, Kyle Haag shot an 85, Cole Wensman shot an 86 and Tanner Pietak shot an 87.
Other individuals advancing to the second round were Jordan LeClair of Albany (79), Adam Schug of Becker (80), Robby Polipnick of Sauk Centre (80), Derek Faulkner of Zimmerman (81), Zach Johanns of Becker (82), Chance Piccolo of Becker (82), Mitch Prewitt of Annandale (82), David Molinari of Zimmerman (83) and Logan Konop of Rocori (83).
Team scores – 1. Staples-Motley 291; 2. St. Cloud Cathedral and Melrose 325; 4. Pequot Lakes 328; 5. Becker 329; 6. Annandale 336; 7. Rocori and Albany 337; 9. Zimmerman 339; 10. Little Falls 351; 11. Sauk Centre 369; 12. Foley 374; 13. Pierz 375; 14. Milaca 382; 15. Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 418; 16. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 425.
BECKER – Seventh-grader Paul Stanke of Providence Academy claimed medalist honors with a score of 114 to lead Providence Academy to the Section 5-2A title at Pebble Creek.
Five other individuals advanced to state. They were Josh Polingo of Litchfield (348), Max Schwartzman of Breck (348), Jordan Redepenning of Litchfield (152), Jordan Peters of Delano (152) and Brady Beauchamp of Mound Westonka (155)
Final — 1. Providence Academy 611; 2. Litchfield 614; 3. Breck 638; 4. Holy Family 642.