Roundup: Brainerd finally edges Alexandria girls, while Triebenbach is CMC medalist for Osakis and Minnewaska boys secure WCC title

Boraas, Larson finish 1-2 for Alexandria, but the Warriors rounded out the top-six individual spots to edge the Cardinals by three strokes.

Osakis senior Kadyn Triebenbach lines up her putt during a round in Osakis on April 23, 2021. Triebenbach won the final Central Minnesota Conference meet in Kimball on May 13, 2021 by carding a 40 over nine holes. That also wrapped up the individual medalist honor for the entire CMC season. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Brainerd girls golf team has been on the heels of Alexandria in quite a few Central Lakes Conference meets this season but had not beaten the Cardinals until Thursday.

Alexandria was 5-for-5 in winning CLC meets until the Warriors shot a 315 at the St. Cloud Country Club. The Cardinals were close behind with a 318.

“Brainerd is just too good for us to sweep them for an entire season,” Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. “Overall, our play was mostly solid. Every player will always recognize 2-3 shots that they could have shaved off their score. The St. Cloud Country Club is a traditional tree-lined course with quick, sloping greens. For the most part, our course management was pretty good.”

Hannah Boraas (first place, 36, 37 - 73) and Cora Larson (second place, 39, 37 - 76) took the top two individual spots in the tournament, but Brainerd golfers finished in spots 3-6.

Lauren Rebrovich was Alexandria’s third scorer with an 82 (seventh place, 41, 41), while Aisling O’Connor (11th, 46, 41 - 87), Ellie Sticha (t-24th, 52, 50 - 102) and Isabella Hagen (32nd, 53, 52 - 105) finished the Cardinals’ lineup.


CLC MEET AT ST. CLOUD CC TEAM SCORES - Brainerd - 315; Alexandria - 318; Sartell - 381; Fergus Falls - 382; St. Cloud Cathedral - 389; Willmar - 398; St. Cloud Tech/Apollo - 418; Rocori - 460; Sauk Rapids - Inc.

Triebenbach wraps up medalist honors in CMC

Osakis senior Kadyn Triebenbach has been the top girls golfer in the Central Minnesota Conference all season, and she wrapped up the individual medalist honor by winning the meet in Kimball on May 13.

Triebenbach shot a 40 to take that tournament win. She has consistently shot in the low 40s all spring to finish with the overall low average among all conference players. Madison Lipke shot a 57 for Osakis in Kimball, and Averyonna Graff was the Silverstreaks final player with a 70.

Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins won the team title over the CMC season, while Avery Mause of K-EV-W was second in the individual standings. Brooke Brekke of ACGC was third and Madison Wegner of Paynesville fourth.

Minnewaska boys wrap up WCC title

The Minnewaska boys golf team secured its second straight West Central Conference championship with two nine-hole wins in Benson on May 12.

The Lakers’ depth proved to be too much for the rest of the WCC field this season as Cole Harste, Riley Larson, Zach Gugisberg, Hunter Kostelecky, and Logan Kostelecky all earned All-WCC status for their overall play.

Larson led the Lakers to a score of 161 on the first nine holes at Benson as he shot a 38. BOLD was second on that nine with a 173 and Benson was third at 177. The Lakers went even lower on the second nine with a 155. That was 12 shots better than Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta (167) and 14 ahead of Benson (169).

Harste and Mason McGinty, both seniors, led Minnewaska on that second nine as each shot a 38. Larson was right behind with a 39, and Hunter Kostelecky (40), Blake Nelson (43), Gugisberg (44) and Josh Curry (49) finished the Lakers’ lineup.


Hunter Kostelecky was Minnewaska’s second scorer on the first nine in Benson with a 39. Harste shot a 40 and Gugisberg a 44, while McGinty (48), Logan Kostelecky (52) and Curry (54) rounded out the scoring on that nine.

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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