Scores higher than normal, but Alexandria girls still win at Rich Springs
Four players in the top 10 lead Alexandria to a fifth straight CLC win.
The Alexandria girls golf team is 5-for-5 now in Central Lakes Conference meets after cruising to a win at the Rich Springs Golf Club on Monday.
“We were not necessarily pleased with some of our individual performances, yet our place finishes were consistent with previous conference meets,” head coach Tim Zupfer said. “In other words, the scores were generally higher than normal for most of the field. Putting was not our strong suit today. The greens were quick, but we were a little too careful at times. We needed to trust our speed and lines a little more. We did manage to navigate the course reasonably well, with very few penalty shots.”
It took a 329 to win for the Cardinals. Brainerd, a team that is normally on their heels, was well behind with a 355. Fergus Falls shot a 370 in third place.
Hannah Boraas led Alexandria with a medalist round of 77 (39, 38). She had 13 pars and five bogeys with no 3-putts in her round.
Cora Larson (40, 42 - 82) was third, while Lauren Rebrovich (43, 40 - 83) tied for fourth and Aisling O’Connor (43, 44 - 87) tied for ninth.
“Cora hit the driver very well and managed to hit 10-of-18 greens in regulation,” Zupfer said. “Her short game was not up to her usual standards. Lauren held things together and finished with a better back nine than her front nine. Her round included one birdie and six pars. Aisling's round included one birdie and four pars. She struggled with ball-striking on some holes, as well as putting on some holes.”
Rachel Bowen tied a personal-best score with a 95 (51, 44) that tied her for 16th place. Her 44 on the back nine was a season low as Bowen had a birdie and two pars in her round. Isabella Hagen finished off the lineup with a 101 (23rd, 52, 49).
CLC MEET AT RICH SPRINGS GC
TEAM SCORES - Alexandria - 329; Brainerd - 355; Fergus Falls - 370; Sartell - 378; Bemidji - 391; Willmar - 398; St. Cloud Apollo-Tech - 419; Rocori - 459