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Area Girls Golf: 4 Pioneers make all-conference, Pierz wins team title

KIMBALL—Katie LeBlanc, Kami Athman and Emily Virnig all carded 45s to lead the Pierz Pioneers to a first-place team finish in the final round of the Central Minnesota Conference season, Thursday, May 16, at Kimball Golf Club.

Ellie Fischer rounded out the Pierz scoring with a 50.

The Pioneers finished first in the final conference team standings. In the final individual standings, Athman (3rd), LeBlanc (5th), Fischer (8th) and Virnig (8th) earned all-conference honors.

Team scores: 1-Pierz 185, 2-Osakis 195, 3-Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 206, 4-Paynesville 219, 5-Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 225

Individual medalist: Anna Eckmann (Paynesville) 41

Pierz results: Katie LeBlanc 45, Kami Athman 45, Emily Virnig 45, Ellie Fischer 50, Abby Nelson 55, Laura Tautges 60

Conference standings: 1-Pierz 1,167, 2-Osakis 1,199, 3-HLWW 1,264, 4-Paynesville 1,306, EVW/Kimball 1,441

Next: Pierz in Mora Invite at Spring Brook Golf Course 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22.

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