Area Golf: Stone sisters highlight area golfers at Minnesota Women’s Open
Alex Stone of Crosswoods Golf Course finished tied for ninth place at the Minnesota Women’s State Open Championship July 30-31, at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul.
“I birdied my last two holes of day one,” she said. “It was cool to come in strong like that. The second day I birdied hole 10 which was a par 3 playing really hard that day. I made a lot of pars so my game was consistent.”
Stone shot 10-over for the two days of competition and finished five shots off the winner, Katherine Smith of the Detroit Country club.
Stone’s older sister, Savannah Stone, shot 11-over for the two days which put her tied for 12th.
“(Alexandra) got me by one, which I cannot be mad at because I want her to do well too,” Savannah said. “My game feels pretty good. The second nine of the second day I made a couple of birdies and trying to get back into the zone.”
Alex also enjoyed playing against her sister at the Women’s Open.
“We always challenge each other and push each other,” Alex said. “When we are both at our home course at Crosswoods we always go out and play a match. It’s always fun to keep that competition.”
Olvia Klefsaas of the Vintage at Staples placed 40th with a 2-day 170. Klefsaas fired rounds of 89-80. Savannah Stone opened with a 77 and posted a 76 on Day Two.
Alex Stone shot rounds of 75-77 for her 152.
The younger Stone will begin her junior year for the Augustana women’s golf team.
Savannah Stone is currently an assistant golf professional at Braemar Golf Course.
Klefsaas will be a senior on the Oklahoma Baptist University women’s golf team.