Area Girls Golf: Dickey, Patriots in 1st
Four area teams competed in the Section 6-2A girls golf tournament.
SARTELL — Staples-Motley's Adriana Dickey and the Pequot Lakes Patriots both secured first-round leads in the Section 6-2A tournament Friday, June 4, at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club.
Dickey fired an 84 with matching 42s on her nines. He carded two birdies to lead the Cardinals to third place after round one. Teammates Ava Schneider shot 91 followed by a 102 from Mallory Uselman.
Pequot landed three girls in the top 10 with Maddie Pederson’s 86 leading the way. Morgan Krieger shot 88 and Annie Neva a 92 to fall into ninth place going into Monday’s final round. Genevieve Birkeland shot 101 leading to the Patriots’ 367, which is nine shots better than second-place Albany.
Pierz’s Emily Virnig shot 87 to find herself in fourth. Teammate Ellie Fischer is in sixth place with her 90.
Team scores: 1-Pequot Lakes 367, 2-Albany 378, 3-Staples-Motley 386, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 400, 5-Pierz 401, 6-Melrose 424, 7-Milaca 428, 8-Rocori 453, 9-Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 465, 10-Paynesville 507
First-round leader: Adriana Dickey (SM) 84
Little Falls results: Olivia Dempsey 104, Maddie Doble 112, Ellie Lozier 128
Pequot Lakes results: Maddie Pederson 86, Morgan Krieger 88, Annie Neva 92, Genevieve Birkeland 101, Charlee Sullivan 104
Pierz results: Emily Virnig 87, Ellie Fischer 90, Abby Nelson 109, Kaylee Gruber 115, Tiffany Virnig 120, Joleen Weyer 125
Pillager results: Kimberly Keefe 112
Staples-Motley results: Adriana Dickey 84, Ava Schneider 91, Mallory Uselman 102, Kenzie Erickson 109, Walker Johnson 109
Next: Section 6-2A final round at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club, Sartell, 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 7.