Alexandria girls ace their final test before sections

Hannah Boraas shoots a 1-under par 71 to lead the way.

Alexandria sophomore Hannah Boraas watches her shot at The Classic at Madden's in Brainerd on May 26, 2021. Boraas shot a 1-under par 71 to finish as the meet medalist. (Photo by Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)

The Alexandria girls golf team had one last tuneup before the Section 8-3A tournament, and it went just like almost every other meet has gone this spring.

The Cardinals won an 11-team invite while playing in the The Classic at Madden’s on May 26. They beat the host team, Brainerd, by 17 shots after finishing with a 317. Detroit Lakes was third with a 352.

“We tied our season high for the third time with 10 birdies on the day,” Alexandria head coach Tim Zuper said. “We will get in a good week of practice and then play in the Section 8AAA tournament in Park Rapids June 3rd and 4th.”

Alexandria’s Hannah Boraas was on her game through much of the round as she shot a 1-under par 71 to finish as the meet medalist. She shot a 37 on the front, which was her second nine, and a 34 on the back nine.

“Hannah was actually a little disappointed with her finish, as she had her score to 4-under par at one point during her round,” Zupfer said. “She ended the day with four birdies, 11 pars, and three bogeys. She hit an impressive 14-of-18 greens in regulation, along with 12-of-13 fairways off the tee.”


Cora Larson was once again right behind Boraas in second place. She shot a 77 (36, 41) and finished her final 14 holes at 3-over par. Her round included three birdies, while hitting 11-of-13 fairways and 13-of-18 greens in regulation.

Aisling O’Connor (8th, 41, 43 - 83) and Lauren Rebrovich (t-10th, 40, 46 - 86) added Alexandria’s third and fourth scores.

“Aisling stumbled a little early in her round, but also had a strong finish,” Zupfer said. “Her round included two birdies and five pars. She hit a very respectable 8-of-18 greens in regulation. She was very pleased to birdie two of the par 3's. Lauren also had a nice recovery after a slow start. The team started on the back nine, so Lauren's score of 40 on the front 9, was actually her second nine. She added a birdie and seven pars, and hit 7-of-18 greens in regulation.”

Junior Isabella Hagen (42nd, 53, 54 - 107) and 8th-grader Rachel Bowen (49th, 61, 51 - 112) finished off Alexandria’s lineup.

“Rachel was not happy with her play today,” Zupfer said. “The Classic can be an intimidating course the first time players experience it. Having this experience as a young player will pay dividends for her in the future. Isabella did manage to card four pars on her round, but had a few very big numbers on her scorecard. Her ball-striking is improving, but left her on a few holes today.”


TEAM RESULTS - Alexandria - 317; Brainerd - 334; Detroit Lakes - 352; Pequot Lakes - 362; Buffalo - 377; Bemidji - 397; Sartell - 398; Moorhead - 405; Pierz - 418; Willmar - 426; Monticello - 440


Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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