Rachel Halvorson of Lac qui Parle Valley was the individual champion at the MSHSL Class A Girls Golf Tournament on Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, recording a two-day total of 160 (79-81) to edge Madison Scheevel of Fillmore Central with a 161 (82-79). Emily Doeden of Park Christian School took third with a 162 (85-77).
Jessica St. Martin with her last putt at the state tournament. PHOTO PROVIDED
West Central Area sophomore Jessica St. Martin took 29th place with a 191 (95-96), Ellie Johnson of Pelican Rapids was 38th with a 196 (8-98) and Grace Nyhus of Ottertail Central placed 53rd with a 204 (99-105).
"Jessica managed to stay away from most penalties, handled windy conditions, and stayed in control of the nerves that go with playing at the state tournament like a pro," said West Central Area Head Coach Kari Kreft. "I am so proud of Jessica. We were at Pebble Creek for a practice round on Monday and then played the two day tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Walking and playing 54 holes in three days is a tiring task, both mentally and physically and is even more challenging when doing it for the first time. She handled herself well, didn't let some tree troubles or a missed putt here or there get the best of her and was able to enjoy the company of each group she played with. She has a taste of it now and I fully expect her to be there again next year."
BOLD won the team title by one stroke with a 704 and Park Christian School was runner-up with a 706. They were followed by Lac qui Parle Valley (720), Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (758), North Woods (800), Murray County Central (800), Fillmore Central (812) and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (907).
Jessica at the starting hole. PHOTO PROVIDED
Jessica St. Martin. PHOTO PROVIDED