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Girls golf: Setrum gets 4th All-CLC nod in home finale

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar Cardinal senior Raelin Setrum coaxes a 10-foot putt on the No. 9 hole Thursday at Eagle Creek in Willmar in the final Central Lakes Conference meet. This was the final home meet for the six-time letterwinner and four-time all-conference selection.

WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals finished fifth on their home grounds in ideal conditions and full sun Thursday evening in the final Central Lakes Conference meet.

Senior Raelin Setrum received All-CLC first-team recognition a fourth straight year. Junior teammate Megan Iiams missed honorable mention by a fraction of a stroke.

Setrum has been in coach Jodi Mottinger’s lineup starting in seventh-grade, the spring of 2008. She played No. 2 to Katie Kroona her first two seasons and has been No. 1 since her freshman year.

She finished eighth among CLC individuals after shooting 90, her highest score in the four meets. That score was thrown out, however, in the final computation leaving her a three-meet average of 83 strokes per 18-hole round. That ranked eighth overall.

Sophomore Marja Sorenson of Rocori and 2012 champion Jenny Muesing, a junior, of Brainerd both shot 79 while playing in the same threesome. Sorenson was season-medalist with an average of 77.33 to Muesing’s 77.67. The next three places went to Alexandria: Amanda Bigger (79.0), and Emily Thul and Brynn Novontny, both 81.33.

Setrum will attended Minnesota State Mankato next fall and play for the Mavericks at the NCAA Division II level.

Alexandria repeated as the conference champion with Rocori the runner-up.

Next up for Willmar is the Section 8AAA Tournament June 3-4 at Long Prairie.

Team scoring

(1) Alexandria 341 (2) Rocori 352 (3) SC Tech 355 (4) Brainerd 372 (5) Willmar 389 (6) Fergus Falls 393 (7) Apollo 401 (8) Sartell 409 (9) Sauk Rapids 504


TOP THREE – Jenny Muesing, Bred, 79; Marja Sorenson, Roc, 70; Amanda Bigger, Alx, 81

Willmar results

Raelin Setrum 90, Megan Iiams 93, Elise Duininck 101, Alex Kennedy 105, Liz Haug 106, Bergen Vollan 118

Final conference standings

(1) Alexandria 45 (2) Rocori 40 (3) SC Tech 35 (4) Brainerd 38 (5) tie, Willmar, SC Apollo 20 (7) Fergus Falls 18 (8) Sartell 13 (9) Sauk Rapids 5

Willmar all-conference

 Raelinn Setrum (8thh-rank by average best 3 of 4 scores)

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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