The Alexandria girls golf team took advantage of some ideal weather conditions that felt like summer on Saturday and posted a team score of 306 to win a nine-team invite that the Cardinals hosted at the Geneva Golf Club.
Sophomore Hannah Boraas tied a school record with a 3-under par 69 -- her career low. Boraas’ round included four birdies and one bogey as she finished second in the individual standings. Lauren Contreras of Maple Grove shot a 68 to lead her team to a second-place team finish with a score of 314.
“(Hannah) shot 1-under 34 on the front and 2-under 35 on the back,” head coach Tim Zupfer said. “Her score of 69 ties Maggie Leland's scores of 69 at Mississippi National and 69 at Bunker Hills.”
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Four Alexandria players finished in the top 10. Cora Larson carded a 75 (35, 40) to tie for fourth. Aisling O’Connor finished seventh and tied her career-low score of 79 (39, 40), and Lauren Rebrovich was ninth with an 83 (39, 44) to finish the team scoring.
“Lauren had a birdie and 7 pars,” Zupfer said. “She has been a steady performer for us, and may have tired slightly the last few holes. Aisling had one birdie and nine pars. I am very pleased with her play. Ball-striking and short game are solid.”
Seventh-grader Ellie Sticha tied for 26th with a 93 (44, 49) in a round that included four pars.
“She is gaining confidence and learning to play the full 18 holes,” Zupfer said.
Junior Isabella Hagen tied for 33rd as she shot a 99 (49, 50). Hagen’s round included a birdie and four pars.
“Her short game is improving, along with her ball-striking,” Zupfer said.
Alexandria heads to Brainerd for a Central Lakes Conference meet on May 3 before going to Fergus Falls for another CLC meet on May 6.
ALEXANDRIA INVITE AT GENEVA GOLF CLUB
TEAM SCORES - Alexandria - 306; Maple Grove - 314; St. Michael-Albertville - 340; Minnewaska-BBE - 361; Moorhead - 377; Elk River - 382; Rogers - 392; Staples-Motley - 401; Willmar - 410