Area Girls Golf: Birkeland, Patriots place 2nd

3 area teams competed Tuesday.

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DETROIT LAKES โ€” Genevieve Birkeland fired a 6-over 77 to tie for second and help the Pequot Lakes Patriots to second place in the Detroit Lakes Invite at the Detroit Country Club Tuesday, May 24.

Annie Neva shot an 82 and finished sixth for the Patriots while Morgan Krieger finished eighth after shooting an 83.
Mallory Uselman fired an 86 to tie for 10th.

Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 314, 2-Pequot Lakes 335, 3-Moorhead 343, 4-Bemidji 366, 5-Grand Rapids 390

Individual medalist: McKenna Mallow (DL) 71

Pequot Lakes results: T2-Genevieve Birkeland 77, 6-Annie Neva 82, 8-Morgan Krieger 83, 18-Kate Stephens 93, 25-Charlee Sullivan 96, 35-Bahati Gibbs 111

Staples-Motley results: Mallory Uselman 86, Ariunzaya Buttur 106, Kately Schotzko 111

Next: Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley in Section 6-2A Tournament at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course, Sartell, 9 a.m. June 6.

Pierz places 3rd

ST. CLOUD โ€” Emily Virnig fired a third-place 89 to lead the Pierz Pioneers to third in the St. Cloud Cathedral Invite Tuesday, May 24, at Wapicada Golf Course.

Tiffany Virnig also landed in the top 10 with a ninth-place 102 for Pierz.

Wadena-Deer Creekโ€™s Kayla Meeks also tied for ninth with her 102 to lead the Wolverines to sixth place.


Team scores: 1-Albany 359, 2-Zimmerman 408, 3-Pierz 412, 4-Eden Prairie 419, 5-St. Cloud Cathedral 435, 6-Wadena-Deer Creek 442, 7-Milaca 460, 8-Melrose 496, 9-Paynesville 530

Individual medalist: Abby Thelen (Albany) 78

Pierz results: 3-Emily Virnig 89, T9-Tiffany Virnig 102, T19-Kari LeBlanc 109, 26-Kaylee Gruber 112, T31-Cameryn Herold 116, T47-Addie LeBlanc 141

Wadena-Deer Creek results: T9-Kayla Meeks 102, T14-Emma Weniger 107, T27-Kelanie Oldakowski 113, 38-Libby Hartman 120, T42-Amara Neuerburg 129

Next: Pierz, Wadena-Deer Creek in Section 6-2A Tournament at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course, Sartell, 9 a.m. June 6.

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