STATE GOLF: Benson finishes in tie for 27th; Eagles claim fifth place
JORDAN -- Kaylee Benson made up some ground on the final day of the Class AA golf tournament. The Jackson County Central sophomore shot an 86 on Thursday, cutting three strokes from her Day 1 performance and climbing up to a 27th-place tie. Benso...
JORDAN -- Kaylee Benson made up some ground on the final day of the Class AA golf tournament.
The Jackson County Central sophomore shot an 86 on Thursday, cutting three strokes from her Day 1 performance and climbing up to a 27th-place tie.
Benson, who started the day in 35th place, had a final tally of 175.
Meanwhile, Luverne senior Krista VanDyk shot a second-day 95 for a cumulative score of 189 -- which put her in 54th place.
In the team standings, Minnewaska Area won its fifth consecutive title, with its top four girls combining for a 632 two-day total.
MA was propelled by Sarah Rohring and Allie Ostrander, who each scored 150 and tied for the individual title.
CLASS A GIRLS
BECKER -- Just like it has all year long, consistency kept Windom's girls' golf team in the thick of the Class A golf tournament.
The Eagles started the final day at Pebble Creek Golf Course in fifth place -- which is exactly where they finished.
Kelsey Hanefeld and Megan Will shot identical front and back nines (46-49-95) to pace Windom on Thursday, while Lexie Will shot straight 49's for a 98. Maitland Volland took 22 strokes off her Day 1 total and scored a 106.
Windom finished with a combined, two-day score of 784. Providence Academy won the tournament with a 704, followed by Lewiston-Altura (723), Osakis (738) and Foston (773).
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton's Vickie Lau tied for 16th place in the individual standings after compiling a 184 over two days. Hanefeld (190) tied for 25th, Lexie Will (191) tied for 27th and Megan Will (192) was 30th.
Alexis Quade from Westbrook-Walnut Grove shot a 197 and tied for 39th place.
Also for the Eagles, Miki Bolin tied for 73rd, Laura Voth tied for 77th and Volland finished in a deadlock for 79th place.
Weather ends boys' tournament
With inclement weather, both the Class A and AA boys' golf tournaments turned into an 18-hole format.
In Class AA, Luverne finished eighth with a 334. Orono won with a 292 while Academy of Holy Angels' Jake Erickson claimed the Class AA title with a 69.
In Class A, Windom's Jared Heger finished in fourth place with a 74, while Southwestern United's Brady Hall tied for sixth with a 75.
Frazee's Beau Hanson won the state title with a 71, while Ortonville's 311 on Day 1 gave it the Class A state championship.