Area Girls Golf: Patriots finish second behind DL

Mid-State and Granite Ridge Conferences were in action.

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DETROIT LAKES — Genevieve Birkeland shot a third-place 81 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to second place in the Mid-State Conference Championship Monday, May 16, at Detroit Lakes Country Club.

Staples-Motley’s Mallory Uselman placed fifth for the third-place Cardinals. Walker Johnson and Bo Erholtz each grabbed top-10 finishes.

Taylor Bordwell paced Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin with a 15th-place 100.

Emma Weniger led Wadena-Deer Creek with a 16th-place 102.

Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 345, 2-Pequot Lakes 374, 3-Staples-Motley 384, 4-Park Rapids 398, 5-Wadena-Deer Creek 462, 6-Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin 463

Individual medalist: Anna Eckman (Park Rapids) 77

Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin results: 15-Taylor Bordwell 100, 22-Kenzie Bill 117, 25-Ava Johnson 120, 30-Kennedy Jorgensen 126

Pequot Lakes results: 3-Genevieve Birkeland 81, 11-Morgan Krieger 97, T12-Annie Neva 98, T12-Charlee Sullivan 98, 14-Kate Stephens 99, 21-Bahati Gibbs 116

Staples-Motley results: T5-Mallory Uselman 89, 9-Walker Johnson 92, 10-Bo Erholtz 93, 18-Ariunzaya Battur 110, 28-Katelyn Schotzko 124

Wadena-Deer Creek results: 16-Emma Weniger 102, 23-Kayla Meeks 118, T26-Amara Neuerburg 121, 26-Libby Hartman 121, 32-Kelanie Oldakowski 149

Next: Pequot Lakes in Brainerd Invite at The Classic at Madden’s 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18; Staples-Motley at Fergus Falls Invite 10 a.m. Friday, May 20


Pierz places 4th

SARTELL — Emily Virnig was the low-scorer for the fourth-place Pierz Pioneers as she shot a sixth-place 93 at a Granite Ridge Conference meet at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club Monday, May 16.

Pierz’s Kari LeBlanc’s 100 was good for 10th.

Olivia Dempsey paced the Little Falls Flyers with a 14th-place 105.

Team scores: 1-Albany 374, 2-St. Cloud Cathedral 394, 3-Zimmerman 400, 4-Pierz 414, 5-Mora 443, 6-Milaca 455

Individual medalist: Abby Thelen (Albany) 79

Little Falls results: 14-Olivia Dempsey 105, 34-Maddie Doble 124, 39-Brooke Adamek 137

Pierz results: 6-Emily Virnig 93, 10-Kari LeBlanc 100, 19-Tiffany Virnig 108, 23-Addie LeBlanc 113, 28-Melany Virnig 118, 31-Joleen Weyer 120

Next: Little Falls, Pierz in Granite Ridge Conference Championship noon Wednesday, May 18.

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