Girls' golf: West Central Area fourth in HOL
The West Central Area girls' golf team got in a pair of meets on Monday, playing at Perham and Frazee and finishing fourth in both meets.
"We enjoyed a great day of golf," said head coach Kari Kreft. "The conditions were perfect - very little wind, sunshine and warm temperatures.
"Many of the HOL girls entered our doubleheader with some extra nerves and apprehension. With the spring conditions the way they were, very few had much practice outdoors and for some, it was the first time they had set foot on a golf course since last year."
Tiffany Boysen led the Knights in both meets as she carded rounds of 54 and 56, respectively.
Marissa Hayward and Morgan Grove struggled in their first meet, finishing with 60 and 67 respectively, but came back at Frazee with scores of 54 at Perham.
"We were pleased with our fourth place finishes," said Kreft. "There is room for improvement and we feel confident that we can move up in the rankings with some focused short game practicing.
"All six girls had good holes that they could be proud of and the type of shots that sail in the air with little effort make you want to come back for more. We do have too many three-putts on our cards. The goal is to eliminate those."
Tipsinah Mounds meet
The Knights finished fourth in their own Heart O' Lakes meet on Tuesday, led by Marissa Hayward's 47.
HOL GIRLS' GOLF RESULTS
FRAZEE MEET - Perham 186, Pelican Rapids 199, Hawley-UN 213, West Central Area 227, Frazee 236, Barnesville 244, Breckenridge 250, Dilworth-GF 269.
MEDALIST - Alex Bekkerus, Pelican Rapids, 41.
WCA RESULTS - Tiffany Boysen 54, Marissa Hayward 60, Morgan Grove 67, Katie Larkin 63, McKenzie Hunter 62, Hailey Kreft 72.
PERHAM MEET - Perham 187, Pelican Rapids 208, Hawley-UN 212, West Central Area 239, Frazee 247, Barnesville 253, Breckenridge 262, Dilworth-GF 284.
MEDALIST - Rachel Nelson, Perham, 39.
WCA RESULTS - Tiffany Boysen 56, Marissa Hayward 54, Morgan Grove 54, Katie Larkin 63, McKenzie Hunter 67, Hailey Kreft 63.
WEST CENTRAL AREA MEET: 1. Perham 181, 2. Pelican Rapids 187, 3. Hawley/UH 203, 4. West Central Area 208, 5. Frazee 221, 6. Barnesville 225, 7. Breckenridge 233, 8. Dilworth-GF 278.
MEDALIST - Rachel Nelson, Perham, 38.
WEST CENTRAL AREA RESULTS - Marissa Hayward 47, Tiffany Boysen 56, Morgan Grove 50, McKenzie Hunter 55, Katie Larkin 60, Hailey Kreft 60.
The Knight girls finished fifth at the Minnewaska Invitational Friday, shooting a team score of 481.
The meet was won by top-ranked Detroit Lakes with a 321.
WEST CENTRAL AREA RESULTS - Morgan Grove 112, Tiffany Boysen 122, Marissa Hayward 125, Katie Larkin 123, McKenzie Hunter 124, Hailey Kreft 136.