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W-DC girls golf sixth at Wolverine Invite

McKayla Woods watched the flight of her drive off the No. 18 tee box Thursday afternoon at Whitetail Run. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal

It was a perfect day to head outside on the links and the Whitetail Run Golf Course was the place to be when 10 teams competed in the annual Wolverine Invitational on May 4 in Wadena.

The defending state and Section 8A Champions continued their dominance when the Detroit Lakes Lakers captured the title, finishing 16 strokes better than second place Minnewaska.

Detroit Lakes finished with a 330, while Minnewaska was second with a 346. Perham was third overall with a 351. Wadena-Deer Creek came in sixth place overall, finishing with a 405. Pequot Lakes was fourth, while Staples-Motley was fifth. The Patriots finished with a 385, while the Cardinals came into the clubhouse with a 386. Hawley, Pelican Rapids, Park Rapids and Crosby-Ironton rounded out the 10 team field.

The Lakers had three of the top six finishers, but it was Pequot Lakes’ Alex Stone earning medalist honors. She won the individual title by four strokes, firing a 75 for the day. Minnewaska’s Ashlyn Guggisberg came in second, finishing with a 79.

Wadena-Deer Creek's Gabi Ross rolled a putt toward the cup on No. 18.

Detroit Lakes’ Abby Schramel was the top finishing Laker in third place. She finished the day with an 80. Perham’s Mallory Belka came in fourth, finishing with an 81. Maddie Herzog finished in fifth with an 82, while Shelby Busker came in sixth on a scorecard playoff.She fired an 82 as well for the Lakers.

Jessalyn Rondestvedt was the top finishing Wolverine. She cracked the top 10, finishing with an 87, which was good for ninth place. She fired a 41 on the front nine, while finishing with a 46 on the back nine.

Gabi Ross finished the day with an 89, she fired a 44 on the front, while finishing with a 45 on the back nine.

McKayla Woods ended the tournament with a 96, while Line Gormsen came in with a 133. Lauryn Gravelle finished the day with a 143 as did Anna Church.

The Warriors return to the course for a meet at Pebble Lake Golf Club in Fergus Falls on May 12.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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