State Class AA Golf: New London-Spicer's Coahran takes 3rd; Minnewaska's Stensrud takes fourth

Peayton Coahran fires a 69 as Wildcats finish eighth in Jordan. Annika Stensrud shoots 82 as Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa finishes fourth as a team.

New London-Spicer's Peyton Coahran fires an iron shot Wednesday at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Coahran finished third in Class AA and New London-Spicer was eighth. Robert Williams/Forum News Service

JORDAN — The Class AA golf season wrapped up with top finishes for a couple of area golfers Wednesday.

In the boys’ tournament, New London-Spicer’s Peyton Coahran wound up finishing third in the state. He shot a 69 Wednesday at the Ridges at Sand Creek to finish with a 145. That was four strokes off the pace of medalist Sam Baker of Cloquet, who’s 73 Wednesday enabled him to finish with a 71.

Baker helped lead the Lumberjacks to the state title with a 598. New London-Spicer took eighth with a 650, dropping 30 strokes from its Tuesday score with a 310.

Morris/Chokio-Alberta eighth-grader Charlie Hanson finished in a tie for 10th place with a 152.

In the girls’ tournament, Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s Annika Stensrud finished fourth. She shot an 82 on Day 2 after carding 79 on Day 1 to finish with a two-day total of 161.


The Blue Jackets took fourth with a 732, shooting a 370 Wednesday.

Lake City easily won the state girls title with a 673, 44 strokes better than second-place Providence Academy (717).

The girls’ medalist was Perham’s Mallory Pelka, who shot 75 Wednesday to finish with a 148. That was nine strokes better than Lake City’s Jordana Windhorst Knudsen, who had a 157.

State Class AA championships


Team scoring

(1) Cloquet 300-298--598 (2) Totino-Grace 305-311--616 (3) Delano 308-310--618 (4) Blue Earth 312-309--621 (5) Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 314-313--627 (6) Roseau 326-310--636 (7) Staples-Motley 314-329--643 (8) New London-Spicer 340-310--650


TOP FIVE — (1) Sam Baker, Cloquet, 68-73--141 (2) Beck Erholtz, Staples-Motley, 71-71--142 (3) Peyton Coahran, New London-Spicer, 76-69--145 (4) Sam Udovich, St. Croix Lutheran, 75-71--146 (5) Karson Young, Cloquet, 76-73--149
NLS — (3) Coahran 76-69--145 (50t) Noah Dietz 84-79--163 (71t) Nixon Harrier 93-79--172 (74t) Blake Kath 90-83--173 (79) Diego Rojas 90-88--178 (80t) Jake Rooney 94-85--179
LITCHFIELD — (45t) Sam Tipka 81-81--162
MINNEWASKA — (25t) Cole Harste 80-76--156
MORRIS/CA — (10t) Charlie Hanson 76-76--152


Team scoring

(1) Lake City 343-330--673 (2) Providence Academy 365-352--717 (3) Fergus Falls 359-368--727 (4) Minnewaska/Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 362-370--732 (5) Pequot Lakes 367-367--734 (6) St. Croix Lutheran 373-364--737 (7) Fairmont 392-371--763 (8) Hermantown 397-411--808


TOP FIVE — (1) Mallory Belka, Perham, 73-75--148 (2) Jordana Windhorst Knudsen, Lake City, 75-82--157 (3) Grace Petzold, Providence Academy 82-76--158 (4) Annika Stensrud, Minnewaska/BBE, 79-82--161 (5t) Anna Eckmann, Park Rapids, 81-81--162 (5t) MaKenna Reinhardt, Le Sueur-Henderson, 79-83--162
MINNEWASKA/BBE — (4) Stensrud 79-82--161 (17t) Berkley Steffen 88-85--173 (55t) Arivia DeBoer 93-101--194 (73) Paige Rupp 102-102--204 (81) Alissa Thorfinnson 114-115--229 (83) Morgan Schwinghammer 115-119--234
NEW LONDON-SPICER — (45t) Ava Hanson 95-92--187


New London-Spicer's Noah Dietz hits a wood Wednesday at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Dietz shot a 79 at the state Class AA golf tournament, finishing with a 141. Robert Williams/Forum News Service

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