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Girls Golf: BBE's Miller wins NLS Invite

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa junior Peyton Miller won medalist honors Friday at the New London-Spicer Invite at Little Crow CC. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

NEW LONDON — Peyton Miller shot an 85 Friday afternoon at Little Crow Country Club to win the New London-Spicer Invite by eight strokes.

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa junior needed just 32 putts playing the Oaks in 45 and the Pines in 40. Her winning score included three penalty strokes for water balls.

Putting and chipping were her strengths in a sunny, warm and wind-free day after a month of cold, rain, snow and an occasional decent day.

“Usually my short game is really bad,” said the Jaguars’ three-time Class A state qualifier.

Morgan Kranz of Sauk Centre was runner-up at 93. Ellary Sweep of NLS and Lauren Anderson of team champ Albany (408) tied for third at 95.

Willmar (416) finished second, BBE (418) third and BOLD (419) fourth.

BOLD and Willmar were among teams that didn’t bring their full varsity lineup, creating opportunities for youngsters. BOLD freshman McKaia Ryberg shot a 95 (fifth place) in only her second varsity meet. Willmar seventh-grader Amanda Mathiasen debuted in a pinch with a 105.

Team scoring

(1) Albany 408 (2) Willmar 416 (3) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 418 (4) BOLD 419 (5) Sauk Centre 431 (6) Milaca 445 (7) Dassel-Cokato 448 (8) Paynesville 467 (9) New London-Spicer 506 (10) Kimball incomplete


TOP 10 – (1) Peyton Miller, BBE, 85 (2) Morgan Kranz, SC, 93 (T3) Lauren Anderson, Alb, 95; Eli Sweep, NLS, 95 (5) McKaia Ryberg, BOLD, 96 (T6) Nicole Vossen, Kim, 97; Megan Iiams, Wil, 97 (T8) Allie Schiffler, Alb, 99; Lanie Altmann, BOLD, 99 (10) Jordan Sankey, Wil, 102

Area results

BBE – Miller 85, Maddie Baker 103, Jaden Gossen 110, Emily Wosmek 120

BOLD – Ryberg 96, Altmann 99, Madison VanderHagen 107, Whitney Trongard 117

NLS – Sweep 95, Brooke Beuning 126, Anika Olson 142, Dezirae Illies 143

PAYNESVILLE – Alyssa Meed 112, Vickie Clawson 115, Elizabeth Clawson 119, Grace Pettite 121

WILLMAR – Iiams 97, Sankey 102, Amanda Mathiasen 105, Alex Kennedy 112

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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