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Bemidji HS girls golf takes fifth at section meet

The Bemidji girls golf team remained fifth at the Section 8AA tournament Tuesday, three strokes out of fourth but 19 behind winning Alexandria.

Bemidji made a surge on the opening nine and was only three strokes off the lead at the turn.

But a poor back side cost it dearly.

Alex, one stroke off the lead Monday, posted a 370 in the second round to win with a 753 to 758 for Buffalo, which also closed at 370.

First round leader Apollo sagged to third at 765 with Tech fourth at 769, Bemidji ended at 772 with Sartell sixth.

Maggie Leland of Alex posted a second straight 79 to take medalist honors at 158.

For Bemidji, Megan Phelps hit 91, Kelsey Bretschneider 92, Shelby Sauer 95 and Emily Frosaker 104 to complete the scoring.

The kickers were Aimee Sandquist at 104 and Erin Buckanaga 110.

Sauer ended her 36 holes at 187, two strokes shy of gaining a state berth.

Anna Walleson of Rogers gained the final spot at 185 in a two way playoff.

Only Bretschneider graduates from the tournament six this year. Coach Jeff Nelson hopes to see the remaining five spend their summer on the course perfecting their games.


Girls Division

At Long Prairie

Team Totals

Alexandria 383-370---753

Buffalo 388-370--758

Apollo 382-383--765

St. Cloud Tech 386-383--769

Bemidji 390-382--772

Sartell 392-413--805


Maggie Leland, Alexandra 79-79--158

State Qualifiers

Katie Kruchten, Apollo 82-87--169

Megan Davis, Buffalo 88-87--175

Abbie Lucas, Sauk Rapids 89-89--178

Bobbi Bohlig, SCT 89-93--192

Anna Wallseson, Rogers 90-95--185

Bemidji Scores

Shelby Sauer 92-95--187

Megan Phelps 100-91--191

Kelsey Bretschneider 101-92--193

Emily Frosaker 97-104--201

Aimee Sandquist 107-104--211

Erin Buckanaga 106-110--216