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Echo Press photo by Eric Morken Jill Schlemmer and Brianna Janu huddled under an umbrella to try to stay a little dryer in between shots. Wednesday's invitational was ended after nine holes.

Girls' golf: A tale of two days

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The Minnewaska girls' golf team almost lost a meet for the first time in years in some miserable conditions at the Alexandria Invite last Wednesday.

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A steady and cold rain came down on the players throughout the round, but the Lakers persevered for a first-place finish. They tied with Wayzata with a team score of 176, but won a fifth-score tiebreaker with Allie Ostrander's 49.

Alexandria finished fourth with a 197. Maggie Leland led the Cardinals with a 45. The meet was called after nine holes because of the weather conditions.

Minnewaska's Sam Falk and Emily Roering tied with Albany's Alyssa Kalthoff for first place individually. All three players carded rounds of 42. The Lakers' Sarah Roering and Brianna Janu both kept their scores in the 40s, carding a 45 and 47, respectively.

The Cardinals' Beckah Ripley and Maxine Carlson also battled the conditions to each shoot a round of 49. Caroline Roers was the fourth scorer for Alexandria with a 54.

ALEXANDRIA INVITE RESULTS

TEAM RESULTS - 1. Minnewaska - 176; 2. Wayzata - 176; 3. Red Wing - 187; 4. Alexandria Red - 197; 5. Holy Family Catholic - 198; 6. Sartell - 201; 7. St. Cloud Apollo - 205; 8. Albany - 205; 9. St. Cloud Tech - 209; 10. Litchfield - 219; 11. Moorhead - 223; 12. Melrose - 236; 13. LPGE - 249; 14. Brainerd - 250; 15. Fergus Falls - 255; 16. Alexandria Black - 265

MINNEWASKA INDIVIDUAL SCORES - Emily Roering - tied-first, 42; Sam Falk - tied-first, 42; Sarah Roering - 45; Brianna Janu - 47; Allie Ostrander - 49; Alex Guggisberg - 58

ALEXANDRIA RED INDIVIDUAL SCORES - Maggie Leland - 45; Beckah Ripley - 49; Maxine Carlson - 49; Caroline Roers - 54; Jill Schlemmer - 59; Amanda Bigger - 60

ALEXANDRIA BLACK INDIVIDUAL SCORES - Abby Erlandson - 61; Stephanie Kaiser - 64; Kayla Helberg - 68; Kali Erlandson - 72; Lauren Engebretson - 80

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