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Golf roundup: LQPV girls tie for the lead after Day 1 at state tournament

Prep golf report for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Eagles shoot a 354 to tie with Legacy Christian in the Class A girls' field. BBE is in third place, led by Gannon Walsh's 75.

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BECKER — The Lac qui Parle Valley girls golf team is tied for first place after the first day of the state Class A tournament Tuesday at Pebble Creek Golf Course.

LQPV and Legacy Christian Academy each shot 354s. Park Christian is in third place with a 368.

The second and final rounds begin at 7:30 a.m. for boys and noon for the girls at Pebble Creek.

Legacy Christian’s Emily Brandt shot an 81 to be the first-round leader. Three LQPV players are in the top five. Isabella Jacobs shot an 84 to be in second place. Molly Halvorson’s 86 is good for fourth and Sarah Halvorson’s 87 ties her for fifth.

Also tied for fifth is Benson’s Alissa Maurer, who shot an 87.

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BOLD’s Leslie Snow is tied for 16th with a 93. Dawson-Boyd’s Alyssa Swedzinski and Lindsey Lund each shot 94s to tie for 20th place. LQPV’s fourth-place scorer is Kaitlyn Kittleson, who shot a 97, good for 30th place. BOLD’S Kenna Henriksen shot a 108 to tie her for 64th place.

In the boys’ division, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa is in third place with 339. That’s 16 strokes behind current leader Fertile-Beltrami, which shot a 323. Duluth Marshall had a 333.

BBE’s Gannon Walsh is tied for third place with a 75. That’s two strokes behind current leaders Cole Witherow of New Life Academy and Noah Scullard-Bender of Duluth Marshall. Each shot 73s.

BBE’s Brady Schwinghammer is tied for 13th place with an 81. Also shooting an 81 Tuesday was Carson Besonen of Lac qui Parle Valley.

Renville County West’s Ryan Schrupp is tied for 28th place with an 85. MACCRAY’s Gavin Husman had an 86 to tie for 34th place. Dawson-BOyd’s Collin Swedzinski is tied for 43rd with 89. Benson’s Isaac Minchow carded a 95 to tie for 64th place.

Class A

Boys
Team scoring

(1) Fertile-Beltrami 323 … (2) Duluth Marshall 333 … (3) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 339 … (4) Lakeview 346 … (5) Park Christian 355 … (6) New Life Academy 360 … (7) United South Central 362 … (8) Rushford-Peterson 391Individual

TOP FIVE — (1t), Cole Witherow, New Life Academy, Noah Scullard-Bender, Duluth Marshall, 73 … (3t) Gannon Walsh, BBE, and Rylin Petry, F-B, 75.
 BBE — (3t) Walsh 75 … (13t) Brady Schwinghammer 81 … (43t) Jack Paulson 89 … (61t) Eli Gregory 94 … (73) Matthew Walz 99 … (75) Spencer Lundberg 101
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY — (13t) Carson Besonen 81 
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST — (28t) Ryan Schrupp 85
MACCRAY — (34t) Gavin Husman 86
DAWSON-BOYD — (43t) Collin Swedzinski 89
BENSON — (64t) Isaac Minchow 95

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Girls
Team scoring

(1t) Legacy Christian Academy and Lac qui Parle Valley 354 … (3) Park Christian 368 … (4) Fillmore Central 393 … (5) North Woods 395 … (6) Fertile-Beltrami 410 … (7) Sleepy Eye United 446 … (8) Murray County Central 450.

Individual
TOP FIVE — (1) Emily Brandt, Legacy Christian, 81 … (2) Isabella Jacobs, LQPV, 84 … (3) Kianna Johnson, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, 85 … (4) Molly Halvorson, LQPV, 86 … (5t) Alissa Maurer, Benson; Kayla Goblirsch, New Ulm Cathedral; Lauren Bowyer, Minneota; Sarah Halvorson, LQPV, 87
 LQPV — (2) Jacobs 84 … (4) M. Halvorson 86 … (5t) S. Halvorson 87 … (30) Kaitlyn Kittelson 97 … (64t) Grace Vacek 108 … (76) Kate Ulstad 117
BENSON — (5t) Alissa Maurer 87 
BOLD — (16t) Leslie Snow 93 … (64t) Kenna Henriksen 108
DAWSON-BOYD — (20t) Alyssa Swedzinski 94 … (20t) Lindsey Lund 94

Class AA

The New London-Spicer boys and the Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls are both in fifth place after the first day of the state Class AA tournament.

NLS shot a 331 at the Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan. That puts the Wildcats 22 strokes behind current leader Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, which shot a 309.

NLS’ top golfer was Nixon Harrier, who tied for 25th place with an 81.

Jacob Ferrin of Southwest Christian and Sam Udovich of St. Croix Lutheran are current individual leaders. Each shot 1-under-par 71s.

Minnewaska/BBE”s girls have a 366 after one round. That’s 30 strokes behind current leader Lake City, which carded a 330. Fergus Falls is in second with a 357.

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Berkley Steffen leads Minnewaska/BBE with an 86, which ties her for 20th place. Litchfield’s Kaity Kusler shot a 99 to tie for 59th place.

Play concludes Wednesday. Boys tee off beginning at 7:30 a.m. Girls are scheduled to start at noon.

Boys
Team scoring

(1) Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 309 … (2) Totino-Grace 320 … (3) Roseau 322 … (4) Holy Family Catholic 326 … (5) Pequot Lakes 330 … (6) New London-Spicer 331 … (7) Cloquet 332 … (8) Blake 343
Individual

TOP FIVE — (1t) Jacob Ferrin, Southwest Christian, and Sam Udovich, St. Croix Lutheran, 71 … (3t) Anders Larson, PI/Z-M, and Zachery Meyer, 73 … (5) Marcus Belka, Perham, 75.
NLS — (25t) Nixon Harrier 81 … (32t) Blake Kath 82 … (41t) Peyton Coahran 83 …(56) Noah Dietz 85 … (63t) Jake Rooney 86 … (68t) Gabe Truscinski 87
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA — (12t) Charlie Hanson 78
LITCHFIELD — (41t) Sam Tipka 83
MINNEWASKA — (73t) Riley Larson 88

Girls
Team scoring
(1) Lake City 330 … (2) Fergus Falls 357 … (3t) Pequot Lakes and Providence Academy 362 … (5) Minnewaska/BBE 366 … (6) St. Croix Lutheran 382 … (7) Jordan 397

Individual
TOP FIVE — (1) Mallory Belka, Perham, 76 … (2) Julian Brown, Redwood Valley, 78 … (3t) Anna Eckmann, Park Rapids; and Ella Matzke, Lake CIty, 79 … (5) Genevieve Birkeland, Pequot Lakes, 80
MINNEWASKA/BBE — (20t) Berkley Steffen 86 … (35t) Alissa Thorfinnson 92 … (35t) Arivia DeBoer 92 … (51t) Annika DeBoer 96 … (66t) Paige Rupp 101 … (71) Ava Kollman 103
LITCHFIELD — (59t) Kaity Kusler 99

Class AAA

Willmar’s Kessa Mara advanced to the second day of competition at the Class AAA tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.

Mara shot an 85, tying her for 40th place. She is scheduled to tee off at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday on hole No. 10.

Edina’s boys and Alexandria’s girls are the first-round leaders. Edina shot a 298, three strokes better than Spring Lake Park. Alexandria has a 318, nine strokes better than Maple Grove.

Boys tee off at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Girls tee off at noon.

Complete girls’ results were not available at deadline.

Boys
Team scoring

(1) Edina 298 … (2) Spring Lake Park 301 … (3t) Alexandria and Lakeville North 304 … (5) Chanhassen 309 … (6) Eastview 313 … (7) Stillwater 327 ... (8) Princeton 330.

Individual
TOP FIVE — (1t) Jack Wetzel, Edina, and Nate Stevens, Northfield, 70 … (3t) Bennett Olsen, Alex, Isaac Ahn; Rochester Mayo; Owen Rexing, Rosemount; Ryan Stendahl, Maple Grove; Tyler Gandrud, Anoka, 71.

Girls
Team scoring

(1) Alexandria 318 … (2) Maple Grove 327 … (3) Eastview 331 … (4) Elk River 338 … (5) Edina 341 … (6) Eden Prairie 344 … (7) Lakeville South 353 … (8) Stillwater 356.

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