Down to the wire

Section 5A girls' golf meet decided by slim margin


Randy Olson

The girls' golf team with their Section 5A runners-up trophy.

For the second year in a row, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' golf team fell just short of a trip to the Class 1A state golf meet.

At Benson for the Section 5A state-qualifying finals on June 1, the Jaguars went toe-to-toe with Minneota for top honors. It was a barn-burner over the two-day affair, and when the dust settled the Vikings held a two-stroke lead on day one and then beat the Jaguars by one stroke on day two.

Final Section 5A girls' golf playoff standings:

1st) Minneota 722

2nd) B-B-E 725

3rd) Lac qui Parle Valley 752

Randy Olson

Coach Dalen consoles her squad after they suffered one of the narrowest of defeats at the section tournament.

4th) Ortonville 756

Individually, B-B-E senior Alyssa Dalen advanced to state for the third time of her career and second time as a Jaguar. On the second day of sections, Dalen shot an 86 (169 overall) and had the tournament's second-best score. Sophomore Emily Wosmek advances to state for the first time of her career with a day-two score of 88 (177 overall).

In 2015 at the section finals, the Jaguars shot a 357 to take second place behind BOLD, who shot a 345. The Warriors were the defending state runners-up then, and at the 2015 state meet they shot a 711 (353 & 358) to finish in fourth place. The 2015 Class 1A state champion, Legacy Christian Academy, shot a 679 (346 & 333).

More coverage will be updated on Friday this week.


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