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The Alexandria girls' golf team posed with the second-place trophy on the West's ninth green at Bunker Hills on Wednesday. Pictured from left to right are assistant coach Mark Storhaug, Bridget Amundson, Emily Thul, Brynn Novotny, Shelby Iverson, Amanda Bigger, Natalie Amundson and head coach Tim Zupfer. The Cardinals finished 11 strokes off Edina with their two-day score of 655 at the 3A state meet. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

State Class AAA girls' golf: Cardinals save their best for last

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Members of the Alexandria girls' golf team might have surprised even themselves with a second-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament at Bunker Hills.


The Cardinals found themselves just four strokes back of Edina after Tuesday's season-low round of 325. It was an indication of exactly how far this group has come after finishing seventh with five of the same players at last year's state meet.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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