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Osakis golfers dominated Central Minnesota Conference

Osakis’ Peyton Garcia watches her ball from the fairway during the Alexandria Invitational at AGC on May 14. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

The Osakis girls’ golf team has been a dominant force in the Central Minnesota Conference all season, and that point was pounded home after another win in Kimball last Thursday.

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The Silverstreaks had all six of their varsity players earn All-CMC honors after placing in the top 10 of the final individual standings. Eighth grader Alayna Eldred was the conference medalist after finishing with a 40 average this season.

“This is definitely a testament to the depth we have on our team this year,” head coach Steve Tax said. “Any of really seven girls can score on our team in any given meet.”

Right behind Eldred were teammates Peyton Garcia, Ariel Chalmers and Annalise Savageau. Garcia was second in the conference with a 43 average, while Savageau and Chalmers both finished tied for third at 43.7.

Emily Backes was sixth in the league with a 44.8 average and Katelyn Foster rounded out the top 10 with a 47 average. The Silverstreaks dominated the day in Kimball with a team score of 169. Maple Lake was second at 193 and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa rounded out the top three with a 211.

Eldred won medalist honors at Kimball with a 39. Garcia shot a 42, Chalmers carded a 43 and Savageau was not far behind with a 45. Backes and Foster both shot 47s to round out the lineup.

“We are definitely a veteran team and these girls have played a lot of competitive golf together,” Tax said. “This year’s team is best prepared to make a run in sections because of our overall depth and experience. I also feel they have come together as a team in the recent weeks.

The Silverstreaks will now turn their attention to the Section 6AA tournament set for Blackberry Golf Club in Sartell June 2-3. Osakis won the pre-section meet and has high hopes of securing a team spot at state.

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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