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Sports roundup from Monday, May 12


The Alexandria girls’ golf team carded a new school record on Monday with a score of 316 to win the Rocori Invite in dominant fashion.

The Cardinals had three girls in the 70s as Emily Thul led the way with a 74. Amanda Bigger was right behind her with a 75 and Natalie Amundson shot a 79. Thul’s round was a personal best. Allison Schwartz also had her score counted for Alexandria with her round of 88.

“As well as both Emily and Amanda played, they were both frustrated with the double-bogeys they had on their final hole,” head coach Tim Zupfer said. “Emily’s round included three birdies and 11 pars, and she hit 14-of-18 greens in regulation. Amanda’s round included two birdies and 12 pars, while she hit 9-of-18 greens in regulation. Her round only included 28 putts, which I believe is probably a team low for the season.”

Bridget Amundson and Kalley Bistodeau rounded out the lineup by shooting a 90 and 100, respectively.

The win for Alexandria means this team now holds a commanding lead in the Central Lakes Conference standings. The Cardinals are five points ahead of second-place Rocori.

The Osakis girls’ golf team stayed unbeaten in the Central Minnesota Conference on Monday with a win on its home course and a team score of 173.

Eighth grader Alayna Eldred continued her impressive season with a 41 to earn medalist honors. Ariel Chalmers was right behind her with a 43, while Emily Backes shot a 44 and Annalise Savageau carded a 45 to round out the scoring.

Maple Lake came in second at the meet in some cold and wet conditions, shooting a 197. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was in third at 211.

Osakis holds a commanding lead in the CMC with a four-meet total of 860. Maple Lake is second at 957 and BBE is third with a total score of 1,036.


The Alexandria boys’ golf team slipped to third in the Central Lakes Conference standings after finishing fifth at Sartell on Monday.

The Cardinals shot a 325 as Sartell defended its home course with a 312. Fergus Falls shot a 317, Brainerd a 318 and St. Cloud Tech shot a 321.

“We actually got a break from the weather as the rain stopped for about the five hours we played, but the course was very wet and that caused some problems,” head coach Rick Larson said. “It was not one of our better performances as a team, and I know most of the guys were pretty down about their game today.”

Lukas Bigger led the Cardinals with a 77 that left him in fifth place individually. Dan Hennessey shot an 81. Will Odland carded an 83 and Cole Haugen rounded out the scoring with an 84. Aaron Johnson and Grant Zwilling also played and each shot an 86.

The Cardinals now have 20 points in the CLC standings. Fergus Falls leads the league with 24, while St. Cloud Tech has 21 points.

The Osakis boys’ golf team finished third at the Howard Lake-Winsted-Waverly golf meet on Monday with a team score of 171.

Mitch Tersteeg led the way with a 40, while Joe Garcia was not far behind with a 42. Joey Kotek had a 44 and Carl Haider shot a 45. Ryan Strelow and RJ Dykema also played and shot 47s.

Maple Lake just edged Osakis with a 170, while Rockford won the meet with a 161. Rockford is leading the Central Minnesota Conference with a three-meet total score of 491. Osakis is in third at 534, just one shot behind Maple Lake.

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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