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Women's Division: Falk wins battle of former teammates

Former Minnewaska teammates Sarah Roering (left) and Sam Falk hug after Falk made a putt on No. 17 to win the Women's Division title. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

Samantha Falk was crowned the Women's Division champion Saturday after winning a battle over her former Minnewaska teammate, Sarah Roering.

Both golfers were on the 2010 state championship Minnewaska golf team, and last Saturday they were locked into a match for a Resorters Golf Tournament title.

Falk stormed out to a one-up lead after the first hole. As it turned out, she would never lose the lead all day.

Falk took a 3-up lead with back-to-back wins on Nos. 3 and 4 after Roering shot bogeys on both holes.

Roering would get one back with a birdie on No. 7, but she trailed by two holes after play was finished on the front nine.

Twice Falk led by 3-up on the back nine after Roering shot a double bogey on No. 11 and a bogey on No. 14.

The two traded holes on the back nine, but Falk's lead would never fall. The match ended in a 2-1 victory for Falk after play concluded on No. 17.

The road to a championship was not easy for Falk.

In the semifinals, she had to defeat her current Gustavus Adolphus College teammate, Elizabeth Strom. She put up quite a fight, even shooting a hole-in-one on No. 7. But Falk was able to win the match 2-1.

Falk also had to defeat current Alexandria high school golfer Natalie Amundson in the quarterfinals. She was able to do that in a 4-3 victory.



Samantha Falk def. Sarah Roering, 2-1

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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