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Otter Girls Golf Team Wins Section 8AA Title

By Craig Olson, 06/07/22, 10:00PM CDT


The Fergus Falls girls’ golf team is headed to the Class AA State Tournament after winning the Section 8AA team title on Tuesday at the Bemidji Town and Country Club with a 680 score.  Perham was second with a 706, followed by Park Rapids Area 730, Hawley 749, Roseau 781 and East Grand Forks 783.  The AA State Tournament will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday at Ridges at Sand Creek golf course in Jordan.

Perham’s Mallory Belka won medalist honors with a two-day total of 150 (74-76).  Anna Eckmann of Park Rapids Area was second with a 156 (83-73) and the Otters Annika Jyrkas took third with a 164 (83-81).  Joining Belka and Eckmann as individual state qualifiers are Madysen Maninga (83-82=165) of Park Rapids Area, Sophie Cook (84-87=171) of Hawley and Crookston’s Grace Fischer (83-84=177).

Other Fergus Falls scores included a 170 (86-84) from Annie Mayer, a 174 (90-84) from Ellia Soydara, a 176 (92-84) from Lexi Metcalf, a 179 (99-80) from Ella Mayer and a 192 (95-97) from Olivia Jurgens.

Other individual scores from area golfers are listed by team:

Mallory Belka 74-76=150, Lexi Kunza 93-90=183, Addicyn Zimmerman 92-94=186, Aubry Zimmerman 101-89=190, Kaia Anderson 99-99=198, LaVonne Irene Lindberg 118-112=230

Sophie Cook 84-87=171, Kailee Kirsch 92-93=185, Ivy Tickel 98-96=194, Kensie Larson 96-107=203, Tallyn Ranstrom 108-103=211, Hailey Jelinek 121-110=231

United North Central
Alayna Day 97-89=186

Livinia Brasel 97-96=193, Bella Snobl 102-102=204

Emma Wiseman 95-105=200, Alexis Mack 106-102=208

Lexi Badal 115-105=220