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Area Girls Golf: Pierz builds on already big lead

PAYNESVILLE—Kami Athman and Abby Nelson each carded 45s to lead the Pierz Pioneers to first in a Central Minnesota Conference meet Monday, May 13, at Koronis Hills Golf Club.

Katie LeBlanc shot 48 and Emily Virnig 50 for Pierz's 188.

With one conference meet to go, Athman is sitting in third place in the conference standings with a 47.0 scoring average. LeBlanc is fifth with a 48.8 and Ellie Fischer, Nelson and Virnig are sitting eighth, ninth and 10th respectfully.

Pierz owns a 22-stroke lead in the team standings.

Team scores: 1-Pierz 188, 2t-Osakis 207, st-Howard Lake-Waverly 207, 4-Paynesville 213, 5-Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 251

Individual medalist: Anna Eckman (Payne) 42

Pierz results: Katie LeBlanc 48, Kami Athman 45, Ellie Fischer 55, Emily Virnig 50, Abby Nelson 45, Tiffany Virnig 63

Conference standings: 1-Pierz 982, 2-Osakis 1,004, 3-Howard Lake/Waverly 1,058, 4-Paynesville 1,087, 5-Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 1,216

Next: Pierz in Warrior Invite at The Classic at Madden's 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Pequot finishes 2nd

STAPLES—Lachlan Larson shot a 90 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to second place and earn all-conference distinction in the Mid-State Conference championship Monday, May 13, at The Vintage at Staples.

Bo Erholtz fired an 83 followed by Adriana Dickey's 84 for all-conference honors to help land the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a tie for third place with Park Rapids.

Kayla VanStanten led Aitkin with a 119.

Detroit Lakes' Anna Cihak shot 74 for medalist honors and the Lakers won the team title.

Pequot's Maddie Pederson and Hayden Boelter each shot 93s for all-conference honorable mention.

Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 318, 2-Pequot Lakes 372, 3t-Staples-Motley 378, 3t-Park Rapids 378, 5-Aitkin inc.

Individual medalist: Anna Cihak 74

Aitkin results:Ellie McMillan 127, Kayla VanSanten 119

Pequot Lakes results: Maddie Pederson 93, Hayden Boelter 93, Morgan Krieger 110, Lachlan Larson 90, Morgan Lueck 96, Mikaela Jones 112

Staples-Motley results: Bo Erholtz 83, Adriana Dickey 84, Ava Schneider 98, Libby O'Neil 113

Next: Aitkin vs. Moose Lake-Willow River at Moose Lake Golf Club 1 p.m. Friday, May 17; Pequot Lakes at Warrior Invite at The Classic at Madden's 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15; Staples-Motley at Fergus Falls Invite 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 17.

Pillager's Koel 5th

ELBOW LAKE—Abby Koel's 93 placed her fifth followed by Bailey Knoblauch's sixth-place 96 in the Quad County Conference meet Monday, May 13, at Tipsinah Mounds.

Team scores: 1-Ottertail Central 391, 2-Ortonville 409, 3-West Central 413, 4-Hillcrest Lutheran 430

Individual medalist: Mikayla Rasset (Orton) 85

Pillager results: 5-Abby Koel 93, 6-Bailey Knoblauch 96, Kennady Clyne 119

Next: Pillager in a Quad County Conference meet at Tipsinah Mounds at Elbow Lake 10 a.m. Monday, May 20.

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