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Area Girls Golf: Pierz Pioneers, 3 area girls advance

SARTELL--Abby Turkowski of Little Falls, Ellie McMillian of Aitkin and Staples-Motley's Adriana Dickey, along with the Pierz Pioneers team advanced to the final round after completing the opening round of the Section 6-2A Tournament Monday, June ...

SARTELL-Abby Turkowski of Little Falls, Ellie McMillian of Aitkin and Staples-Motley's Adriana Dickey, along with the Pierz Pioneers team advanced to the final round after completing the opening round of the Section 6-2A Tournament Monday, June 3, at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club.

The top four teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams advanced to Tuesday's final round. The Pioneers finished second as a team.

Turkowski shot a 93 while Dickey tied for ninth place with a 95. McMillian of Aitkin finished in 11th with a 96.

The top finishers for Pierz were Kami Athman, who tied for ninth with Dickey with a 95, and Ellie Fischer, who finished tied with McMillian for 11th place with a 96.

Team scores: 1-Albany 363, 2-Pierz 386, 3-Osakis 388, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 399, 5-Staples-Motley 403, 10-Little Falls 468

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Individual medalist: Brooke Lemke (A) 80,

Aitkin results: 11-Ellie McMillian 96, Kayla Van Santen 127

Little Falls results: 5-Abby Turkowski 93, Brianna Marshik 124, Ellie Lozier 129, Kaitlyn Cox 122, Katie Card 138, Maddie Doble 131

Pierz results: 30-Abby Nelson 120, 10-Ellie Fischer 96, 14-Emily Virnig 97, 9-Kami Athman 95, 19-Katie LeBlanc 98, 29-Laura Tautges 118

Pillager results: Abby Koel 100, Bailey Knoblauch 109, Kennady Clyne 132

Staples-Motley results: 9-Adriana Dickey 95, Ava Schneider 100, Bo Erholtz 101, Libby O'Neil 107

Next: Section 6-2A final round at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club, Sartell, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

PL's Krieger in the hunt

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BEMIDJI-Pequot Lakes eighth grader Morgan Krieger sits in ninth place individually after the opening round of the Section 8-2A Tournament Monday, June 3, at Bemidji Town and Country Club.

Krieger shot 88, which has her one stroke away from landing in the fifth individual spot for state.

The top team and the top five individuals not on that team advance to state.

Pequot sophomore Maddie Pederson shot a 90. She sits in 11th place and only three strokes off the cutline. Hayden Boeher is only four strokes back of Pederson after opening with a 94. The junior is tied for 18th.

The Detroit Lakes Lakers landed the top three individual spots led by first-round leader Shelby Busker's 71. McKenna Mallow shot 79 and Allie King an 83 to help the Lakers to a 47-stroke lead heading into the second round.

Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 313, 2-Fergus Falls 360, 3-Perham 362, 4-Crookston 378, 5-Roseau 379, 6-Park Rapids 395

First-round leader: Shelby Busker (DL) 71

Pequot Lakes results: 9-Morgan Krieger 88, 11-Maddie Pederson 90, 18-Hayden Boeher 94

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Next: Section 8-2A Final Round at Bemidji Town and Country Club Tuesday, June 4.

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