Junior Kelsey Ross keeps adding to her high school legacy as she became the first Osakis girls’ golfer to ever win a state championship.
Ross managed that milestone by outshooting second place Kathryn Kennedy of Providence Academy by five strokes with her two-day total of 159 in the State Class A tournament last Thursday.
The Osakis girls grabbed a third place team finish in the State Class A golf meet at Pebble Creek in Becker last week.
Ross’ state championship was nearly enough to give her team that finish, and she had plenty of help.
Senior Jackie Bowman finished the meet tied for 25th as she had a two-day total of 190, while junior Katelyn Strelow finished tied for 41st with a 198.
Eighth grader Annalise Savageau finished her first tournament with a tie for 44th as she fired a two-day round of 199, 8th grader Peyton Garcia finished tied for 46th with a 200 and 8th grader Emily Backes was 71st with a 222.
With Ross leading by five after day one, the Silverstreak girls were in solid position as a team, holding down third place by 11 strokes over Fosston.
Garcia was tied for 18th after the first round as she carded rounds of 50 and 43.
Bowman was tied for 34th with rounds of 51 and 45 for a total 96, while 8Savageau and junior Strelow were tied at 46th with 101s as they both shot 50 on the front nine and 51 on the back. Backes was tied for 52nd with a first day 52-51-103.
Osakis trailed leader Providence Academy by 17 strokes and second place Lewiston-Altura by two strokes as the Silverstreaks carded a team total of 365.
STATE CLASS A GIRLS’ GOLF
PEBBLE CREEK, BECKER - PAR 72
TEAM – 1. Providence Academy 704 2. Lewiston-Altura 723, 3. Osakis 738, 4. Fosston 773, 5. Windom 784, 6. Mahnomen 821, 7. United South Central 877, 8. Mesabi East 881.
MEDALIST - Kelsey Ross, Osakis, 36-39-42-42-159.
OSAKIS RESULTS - Ross 159, 25. (tie) Jackie Bowman 51-45-42-52-190, 41. (tie) Katelyn Strelow 50-51-47-50-198, 44. (tie) Annalise Savageau 50-51-46-52-199, 46. (tie) Peyton Garcia 50-43-52-55-200, 71. Emily Backes 52-51-59-60-222.
DAY ONE RESULTS
TEAM – 1. Providence Academy 348, 2. Lewiston-Altura 363, 3. Osakis 365, 4. Fosston 379, 5. Windom 390, 6. Mahnomen 420, 7. United South Central 438, 8. Mesabi East 444.
DAY 1 LEADER – Kelsey Ross, Osakis, 36-39-75.
OSAKIS RESULTS – Ross 75, 18. (tie) Peyton Garcia 50-43-93, 34. (tie) Jackie Bowman 51-45-96, 46. (tie) Annalise Savageau 50-51-101 and Katelyn Strelow 50-51-101, 52. (tie) Emily Backes 52-51-103.