Golf: Alexandria girls win pre-section meet in Cold Spring

Hannah Boraas and Cora Larson take top two spots.

Alexandria's Aisling O'Connor rolls her putt toward the cup during the Class AAA state championship at the Bunker Hills Golf Club on June 16, 2021. O'Connor posted a season-best round of 83 in a meet in Cold Spring on May 13, 2022. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

COLD SPRING - The Alexandria girls golf team added another first place finish to its resume after winning a pre-section event on Friday at Rich Spring Golf Course in Cold Spring.

Alexandria finished first with a score of 316, which ties the program's best-ever outing at the golf course. Alexandria won by 23 strokes over second place finisher Brainerd.

“The girls managed the course very well and also gained some confidence with their play,” Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. “We really played the back-nine well to put some distance between us and the other teams. After getting stormed out after five holes on Thursday, the girls were happy to play Friday. The grounds crew and staff at the course did an excellent job getting the course ready for play after all the rain the past couple of days.”

Friday’s tournament win is Alexandria’s second tournament win of the week as it won a Central Lakes Conference meet in Sartell on Monday.

Hannah Boraas earned first place with a score of 74, finishing two strokes ahead of runner-up Cora Larson.


“Hannah had a good ball-striking round, hitting 10 fairways and 12 greens in regulation,” Zupfer said. “She had a good day with only 32 putts for her round. Her round included one birdie, 14 pars and three bogeys. Cora felt her ball-striking was a little off. She did hit 10 greens in regulation, but only six out of 14 fairways. Her round included an eagle, two birdies, seven pars and eight bogeys. She had 32 putts for her round.”

Aisling O’Connor and Lauren Rebrovich finished tied for fourth with a round of 83.

“I was pleased with how Aisling and Lauren recovered after a couple of big numbers on their front nines,” Zupfer said. “Aisling had a very good day with only 29 putts for her round, a team-low for the season. She carded one birdie, nine pars, and five bogeys. Lauren's round included one birdie, eight pars and seven bogeys. She hit eight greens in regulation and had a good day with only 33 putts.”

Rounding out the Alexandria scores, Rachel Bowen posted a round of 89, which placed her tied for 12th, while Ellie Sticha posted a 95 and finished 26th.

“Rachel also had a good day with the putter, as she had a total of 32 putts for her round. She was quite happy with how she hit her irons and hybrids. She hopes to get the driver flying a little better in her next few rounds. Her round included a birdie, four pars and eight bogeys. Ellie was quite frustrated with her putting. Her score would have been much better with a lower number of putts. Now that she has played the course, I expect she can adjust to the green speeds and hole locations. Her round included four pars and six bogeys.”

Alexandria heads up to Fergus Falls for a CLC meet on Monday. The meet begins at 4 p.m.

TEAM SCORES - Alexandria - 316, Brainerd -339, Detroit Lakes - 350, Bemidji - 377 St. Cloud - 379, Moorhead - 381, Becker- 383, Willmar - 390, Buffalo - 395, Sartell - 400, Rocori - 455, Sauk Rapids-Rice - 492

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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