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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

WOW! What an awesome spring for golf!

As the new golfing year starts, I've made it my new golf year resolution to keep people better informed about what's going on in the Blackduck School golf world. (I hope this resolution lasts longer then my other new year's resolutions).

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We currently have 43 golfers, 29 meets within 24 weekdays and two coaches. Hold on to your hats because the golf season has started.

Our first meet was at The Bears Den outside of Nevis April 19 for junior high boys and girls.

The girls finished in second place with a 184, five strokes behind hosting Nevis.

Emma Brown, 10th grade, finished with a 70; Jordan Sparby, eighth grade, 63; Alex Tindel, eithth grade, 62 and Paige Moore, seventh grade, 59.

The boys shot a 165 for a third place finish, just 15 strokes behind first place Nevis. Zack Jones, ninth grade, shot a 53 in his first ever competitive round of golf; Nathan Jablonski, eighth grade, 55; Nick Grundmeier, eighth grade, 57 and Ben Anderson, seventh grade, 67.

On April 20, the girls varsity played The Sand Trap at Cass Lake for their first meet of the year. This team is the youngest team in our conference but yet finished in fourth place, just 19 strokes from first place Deer River!

Faith Pomp, 11th grade, 64; Erin Haws, 11th grade, 63; Morgan Jung, ninth grade, 67; Sasha Pfannenstein, seventh grade, 56 and third place went to our Kelsey Olson, seventh grade, with a 50.

The boys also played their first meet at Cass Lake two days later. The team finished in fifth place, 37 strokes behind an impressive showing by Cass Lake.

Cody Jones, 12th grade, 52; Josh Crunden, 12th grade, 52; Nick Liapis, 11th grade, 48; Brady Gross, ninth grade, 50; Zack Jones, ninth grade, 56.

On April 23, the boys and girls played Windego at Grand Rapids, hosted by Northome, for the first time ever.

After a number of hills, sand traps and tears, the girls finished tied for fourth with a 182. Faith Pomp shot a 59; Erin Haws, 68; Morgan Jung, 73; Sasha Pfannenstein, 66 and Kelsey Olson, 57.

The boys, shorthanded by the state speech meet, finished in fifth place by shooting a 220 compared to Cass Lakes first place, 184. Cody Jones, 49; Josh Crunden, 50; Brady Gross, 56 and Zack Jones, 65.

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