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Cardinals, Lakers take top two spots at Minnewaska Quad after Alex takes third at presections

Braeden Sladek of Alexandria and Cole Harste of Minnewaska led their teams to first and second-place finishes at the Minnewaska Quad on May 8.

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The Minnewaska boys golf team hosted a quad on May 8 that included Alexandria in the mix, and the Cardinals won the event with a team score of 314.

Minnewaska finished second with a 320, and Detroit Lakes (321) and Lakeville South (332) rounded out the field.

Alexandria sophomore Braeden Sladek won the tournament with an even-par 72. Eighth-grader Carver Larson tied for fourth with a 78, Grant Rebrovich was sixth with a 79, and Andrew Swedberg rounded out Alexandria’s scoring at 85, good for 15th place. Ashton Sladek (16th, 86) and Bennett Olsen (t-17th, 87) also played in the top six for Alexandria.

Senior Cole Harste continued to lead Minnewaska as he shot a 78 to tie Larson for fourth. Zach Gugisberg, an 8th-grader for the Lakers, shot an 80 to tie for seventh. Hunter Kostelecky and Logan Kostelecky tied for 10th with an 81 to finish off Minnewaska’s scoring. Senior Mason McGinty was not far behind with an 83, and Riley Larson shot an 88.

The quad at Minnewaska Golf Club came a day after Alexandria played in the Pre-Section 8-3A Invite at the Rich Spring Golf Course.

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The Cardinals have some ground to make up on the section field as they finished third with a 325. Moorhead won the meet with a 313, and Sartell-St. Stephen was second at 318. Brainerd (327) and Buffalo (327) rounded out the top five.

Sartell senior Logan Hamak was the tournament medalist with a 72.

Braeden Sladek was fourth as Alexandria’s top scorer with a 77. Olson (82), Rebrovich (82), Swedberg (84), freshman Jack Holtz (88) and junior Peter Sansted (92) finished the Cardinals’ top six.

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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