Girls golf: Alexandria wins two more to wrap up the week

Alexandria seniors Lauren Rebrovich and Cora Larson officially named to the Ms. Minnesota Golf Award watchlist.

Hannah Boraas
Alexandria junior Hannah Boraas watches her tee shot during a round at the Alexandria Golf Club on April 27, 2022. Boraas was one of just two players to shoot under 80 in some windy conditions at the Geneva Golf Club on May 7 as she finished first at the meet with a 75 to help lead the Cardinals to the team win.
Sam Stuve / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria girls golf team wrapped up a busy end of the week by playing in back-to-back tournaments in much different weather conditions.

The Cardinals won at the Minnewaska Golf Club on Friday by shooting a 323 under nearly perfect conditions with sun, 70 degrees and 10-mile-per-hour winds.

Saturday brought high winds to the Alexandria area as the Cardinals hosted a 10-team meet at the Geneva Golf Club. They shot a 329 to win that tournament ahead of Maple Grove with a 339. Maple Grove was second to Alexandria in last year’s Class AAA state tournament.

“The Marsh nine played exceptionally hard, as it is longer and more exposed to the wind,” Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. “I think the wind also physically took its toll on our players, as we struggled a little more at the end of our rounds. Walking 18 holes both Friday and Saturday on long courses and battling the wind is exhausting. We also had a couple of players that were battling illness earlier in the week.
"Playing back-to-back days will help us later this season. Our conference championship will be played on back-to-back days, as will the section championship. I was pleased with our effort. Players had to learn to play some new shots, and for the most part they found some success doing so.”

Zupfer was appreciative of the Geneva Golf Club staff for helping them host this meet.


"The course was in great condition and the grounds crew, staff at the pro shop, and staff in the clubhouse went out of their way to make this a special event," he said.

Junior Hannah Boraas shot her top round of the season so far as she carded a 75 to take first. Boraas shot a 34 on her first nine before a 41 on her back nine. Seven out of the nine Alexandria golfers shot a lower score on their front nine.

“Hannah really had a nice round,” Zupfer said. “She shot a 1-under par score of 34 on the Ponds. A couple of times during the round, she had her score to 2-under par. Her round included two birdies and an eagle. Her score of 75 was two shots better than Ellie Breur of St. Michael-Albertville. They were the only two players in the field to break 80.”

Senior Lauren Rebrovich was Alexandria’s second scorer as she tied for fifth with an 82. Cora Larson finished eighth with an 83, and Ellie Sticha rounded out the Cardinals’ team scoring with an 89, good for a tie for 15th.

“Lauren really had a nice score of 1-over par 36 on the Ponds,” Zupfer said. “Her round included two birdies and seven pars. Cora's round included one birdie and nine pars. She continues to strike the ball well, but would have liked to hole a few more putts. Ellie really hung in there. We needed her to have a solid finish to her round, and she did. Her 45 on the more difficult Marsh was important for our team score.”

Aisling O’Connor and Rachel Bowen shot 96 and 97, respectively.

“Aisling and Rachel each had a tough finish to their day, as they had to finish on some of the toughest holes,” Zupfer said. “Each of them hit the driver pretty well, but each had a few holes with larger numbers.”

Isabella Hagen (100), Teryn Jaworski (101) and Grace Herzog (115) also played for Alexandria.


“Isabella had a better ball-striking day and felt that her short game was slightly improved,” Zupfer said. “Like her teammates, she had a few holes with large numbers. Teryn had a really good performance. She posted two nine-hole scores that were both better than her season average. Grace had her first opportunity to join the varsity team today. She is relatively new to the game, and she is showing improvement every week.”

At Minnewaska on Friday, Larson finished first with a 77. Boraas was fourth at 79, Sticha carded a personal-best 83 to finish ninth, and Rebrovich finished off the team scoring with an 84.

“Cora hit her irons very well, especially her wedges, as she hit 14/18 greens in regulation,” Zupfer said. “She was a little frustrated with her putting and the way she hit her driver. Her round included one birdie and 12 pars. Hannah hit 10/18 greens in regulation and had one birdie and 10 pars. Hannah was a little frustrated that she was unable to save a few more pars with her short game.

“Ellie was very pleased with her ball striking and had a round that included two birdies and eight pars. One of her birdies was a hole out from 35 yards. She led the team with only 28 putts. Lauren was very pleased with how she hit her irons, but frustrated with the driver and the putter. She did hit 9/18 greens in regulation and carded a birdie and nine pars in her round.”

O’Connor shot an 85, and Hagen shot a season-best 95.

“Aisling was back in the lineup after an extended school field trip,” Zupfer said. “She played quite well, except for a rough finish. She hit her tee shots well, but had some trouble with her wedge game. She also putted well. Her round included one birdie and 8 pars.

“Isabella had an improved ball-striking round, especially with her hybrids and irons. She was frustrated with her putting, as she gave herself a number of opportunities to save par. She hit 6/18 greens in regulation, which showed nice improvement.”

Alexandria has three meets heading into this week. The Cardinals are at Blackberry Ridge on Monday, St. Cloud Country Club on Thursday and Rich Springs on Friday. All three are Central Lakes Conference contests, and Friday’s meet will also serve as the pre-section meet.


Larson, Rebrovich named to Ms. Minnesota Golf watchlist

Lauren Rebrovich
Lauren Rebrovich

The Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf Awards go to the top female and male senior golfer in the Minnesota State High School League, and Alexandria seniors Lauren Rebrovich and Cora Larson were both named to the official watchlist for the Ms. Minnesota Golf Award announced recently.

Cora Larson
Cora Larson

A statewide committee chaired by Phillip Ebner and comprised of high school coaches and Minnesota golf leadership will select eight girls and eight boys based on their respective performance in the 2022 high school tournament season. From that group of finalists, two golfers will be chosen as Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf. They will be presented with the award on June 12 at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence.

Rebrovich and Larson are part of 15 total seniors on the watchlist for the girls’ honor.

2022 MS. MINNESOTA GOLF WATCHLIST: Mallory Belka, Perham; Ellie Breuer, St. Michael-Albertville; Kennedy Brom, Eastview; Emma Davies, Eden Prairie; Katie Foley, Brainerd; Kayla Goblirsch, New Ulm Cathedral; Sarah Halvorson, Lac Qui Parle Valley; Madi Hicks, Chanhassen; Cora Larson, Alexandria; McKenna Mallow, Detroit Lakes; Isabella McCauley, Simley; Caroline Monty, Stillwater; Lauren Rebrovich, Alexandria; Samantha Youngquist, Chaska; Katelyn Zick, Eden Prairie

2022 MR. MINNESOTA GOLF WATCHLIST: Brady Baynes, Eden Prairie; Andrew Cavender, Edina; Peyton Coahran, New London-Spicer; Anders Larson, Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa; Charlie Nasby, Edina; Hogan Ordal, Lakeville South; Rylin Petry, Fertile-Beltrami; Danny Renner, Chanhassen; Owen Rexing, Rosemount; Mason Roloff, Spring Lake Park; Tyler Seeling, Pequot Lakes; Hank Sogge, Eagan; Nate Stevens, Northfield; Charlie Terwilliger, Eden Prairie; Jack Wetzel, Edina

GENEVA GC INVITE TEAM SCORES - Alexandria - 329; Maple Grove - 339; Maple Grove II - 354; St. Michael-Albertville - 362; Elk River - 364; Edina - 367; Edina II - 372; Minnewaska-BBE - 379; Moorhead - 400; Staples-Motley - 433

ALEXANDRIA SCORES - Hannah Boraas - first place, 34, 41 - 75; Lauren Rebrovich - T-fifth, 36, 46 - 82; Cora Larson - eighth, 39, 44 - 83; Ellie Sticha - t-15th, 44, 45 - 89; Aisling O’Connor - t-29th, 44, 52 - 96; Rachel Bowen - t-32nd, 43, 54 - 97; Isabella Hagen - t-39th, 49, 51 - 100; Teryn Jaworski - t-42nd, 52, 49 - 101; Grace Herzog - 58th, 58, 57 - 115

MINNEWASKA INVITE TEAM SCORES - Alexandria - 323; Fergus Falls - 343; Detroit Lakes - 343; Edina - 347; Pequot Lakes - 355; Minnewaska-BBE - 361; St. Michael-Albertville - 367; Moorhead - 388; Rogers - 390

ALEXANDRIA SCORES - Cora Larson - first, 40, 37 - 77; Hannah Boraas - fourth, 40, 39 - 79; Ellie Sticha - ninth, 41, 42 - 83; Lauren Rebrovich - t-10th, 41, 43 - 84; Aisling O’Connor - 13th, 41, 44 - 85; Isabella Hagen - t-31st, 45, 50 - 95

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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