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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Litchfield’s Kennedy Sommerfeld watches the flight of her ball during a Wright County Conference meet on Thursday at Little Crow Golf Club in Spicer.

Girls golf: Litchfield a gimme from sixth title

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SPICER — How about those Litchfield Dragons? And Kalley Spreiter?

The Dragons have so much depth, their No. 5 golfer led them with a 38 on Thursday at Little Crow Golf Club.

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Kalley Spreiter, a sophomore, shot her best Wright County Conference nine-hole round by eight strokes. She was one stroke better than the loop’s top stick, Meagan Rachey of Waconia, who has averaged 37 strokes per nine.  

The Litchfield four-player 160 score walloped runner-up Waconia by 21 strokes. That increased the Dragons season lead to 105 strokes, realistically an insurmountable number with two nine-hole rounds remaining.

The Dragons are closing in on a sixth straight conference title with one playing date left — a double header on Tuesday at Albion Ridges hosted by Dassel-Cokato.

Litchfield has won five-straight conference crowns, which coach Bill Huhner said are only loop titles won by the school in girls golf.

Four Dragons rank top six in season average behind No. 1 Megan Rachey of Waconia: (2) Kennedy Sommerfield (3) Dani Elam (4) Hannah Norlin and Kelsey Wattenhofer (6). Spreiter moved up to 15th.

Lauren Dietz led the Wildcats with a 41, the day’s third-best score on the Oaks.

Individual

TOP FOUR – Kalley Spreiter, Litchfield, 38; Meagan Rachey, Waconia, 39; Danielle Elam, Litchfield, 40; Lauren Dietz, NLS, 41; Kennedy Sommerfeld, Litchfield, 41; Meaghan Moakley, Holy Family, 41LNlA.

Litchfield results

Spreiter 38, Elam 40, Sommerfeld 41, Kelsey Wattenhofer 42, Hannan Norlin 42

NLS results

Dietz 41, Ellary Sweep 48, Jess Johnson 46, Abby Sweep 54.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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