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Golf: BHS boys place in middle of the field at Greystone meet, girls finish third

SAUK CENTRE -- Leo Spry shot 82 and Matt Gregg and Jack Johnson both finished with 83s to lead the Bemidji boys golf team at Friday's pre-section meet held at Greystone Golf Course.

The Section 8-3A teams stage a pre-section meet at Greystone each spring prior to the section tournament which will be held at the course May 27-28. The goal of each team is to become familiar with the course which features a links layout.

The Lumberjacks shot 338 and finished sixth among the 12 teams. Alexandria won Friday's event with 329.

"All of the scores were high on Friday because of the rain, cold and wind," said BHS coach Seth Knudson. "Friday's weather was identical to what we have played in all spring. And Friday's team scores were high because of it.

"During the actual section meet I expect the winning score to be 20 shots lower than Alexandria's score on Friday."

Thomas Stoxen of Brainerd was the medalist as he shot 78 on the par-72 layout. Spry's 82 tied for 10th.

Bemidji's other scores included Sam Bruestle's 90, Ben Christopher's 91 and Nick Leitner's 92.

The girls team placed third in Friday's 12-team pre-section meet at the same course. Alexandria won the meet with 348, Buffalo was second with 355 and the Jacks were third with 380. St. Cloud Tech completed the top four at 399.

Morgan Williams was Bemidji's top golfer as she shot 44-44-88. Kelsey Isaacson finished 47-43-90, Morgan Miller 50-44-94, Megan Dondelinger 52-56-108 and Alyssa Meyers 62-57-19.

The Jacks were missing some golfers who were taking AP tests.

"This was a links course and we had never played it before," said Bemidji coach Jeff Nelson. "Our course management was not the best but I think we did fine, considering that it was our first time."

Pre-Section 8-3A Meet

Greystone, par-72

Boys Division

Alexandria 329, Willmar 330, Buffalo 332, Brainerd 336, St. Cloud Tech 337, Bemidji 338, Big Lake 338, Moorhead 340, Sauk Rapids 358, Monticello 364, Sartell 365, St. Cloud Apollo 395

Medalist: Stoxen (Bra) 78

Bemidji's results: Spry 82, Johnson 83, Gregg 83, Bruestle 90, Christopher 91, Leitner 92

Girls Division

Top 4 Teams

Alexandria 348, Buffalo 355, Bemidji 380, St. Cloud Tech 399

Bemidji's results: Williams 44-44-88, Isaacson 47-43-0, Miller 50-44-94, Dondelinger 52-56-108, Meyers 62-57-119

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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