State Golf 12 Jun 14

In the AAA Boys State High School Golf Tournament, Edina edged Wayzata 590-591 to claim their first golf state title since 1987.  Sam Foust was the low man with a 145 to tie for second place.  Kobi Boe and Bobby Terwilliger each posted a 149 and tied for ninth.  Meanwhile, Rochester Century’s Chris Captain was the boys champion with a 142.  Yesterday he had a birdie and eight pars and won by three strokes. Providence Academy took the AA crown with a 602.  Three boys tied for first in the individual race as senior Andrew Sederlund (Virgina/Moutain Iron-Buhl) and sophomores Andrew Israelson (Staples-Motley) and Carter Haley (Mankato East) carded even par 144′s.  It was the first three-way tie since 2003.  The single A title goes to Dawson-Boyd with a 660.  Mounds Park Academy eighth-grader Block Bliese took the single A individual title with a 150.  He edged 2012 champion Cordell Weber of Martin County West by a single stroke thanks in part to an 8-foot par putt on 18.   

 The Detroit Lakes girls golf team broke a state record for the lowest round Tuesday at 293, and with a team score of 297 Wednesday, the Lakers set another tournament record while winning a third consecutive AA state title, shooting 590 at Ridges at Sand Creek.  It was also a big day for Detroit Lakes sophomore Kate Smith who fired a 2-under par 70 to finished the tournament at 1-under par 143 to share medalist honors with Pequot Lakes junior Maggie Heggerston, who carded the same 73-70-143 score as Smith.  It’s the third consecutive individual title for Smith and she now joins an exclusive club in Minnesota golf as she becomes just the fifth player in state history with three or more state championships.  In AAA, Wayzata wins the state title while New Prague’s Kenzie Niesen edged the Trojan’s Sarah Burnham by a stroke to claim the individual top spot.  The single A champs goes to Legacy Christian Academy with a 718.  Top individual is Christine Piwnica of Chaska’s Southwest Christian.  She takes the title by nine strokes as she nets a 159.