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Kristofferson ties for 38th at state meet

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Katie Kristofferson capped off her senior season with two solid rounds at the state Class AA girls golf tournament.

The Park Rapids senior followed an 87 Tuesday with a 91 Wednesday at Jordan's The Ridges at Sand Creek course to finish in a tie for 38th place with a 178.

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Kristofferson made her state debut with rounds of 41 and 46 for an 87 on Tuesday to share 33rd place out of 88 golfers.

Detroit Lakes eighth grader Kate Smith carded a 2-under par 70 for a five-shot lead over Minnewaska senior Brianna Janu, who shot a 75. Visitation seventh grader Anni Heck was third with a 76 while Detroit Lakes sophomore Trisa Hutchinson and Becker senior Kourtney Williams were tied for fourth with 77s. Pequot Lakes junior Savannah Stone and Staples-Motley sophomore Emily Israelson were tied for sixth with 78s while Detroit Lakes sophomore Matty Tschider shot an 80 and Detroit Lakes senior Courtney Hedstrom carded an 81.

Detroit Lakes fired a 308 for a 27-stroke lead over Minnewaska's 335 after the first day.

Kristofferson carded rounds of 43 and 48 for a 91 during Wednesday's final 18 holes to share 38th place with Providence Academy freshman Christina Stankey and Minnewaska sophomore Ellen Stensrud.

Smith carded another 2-under par 70 to win the state title with a 140. Williams finished second with a 149 while Janu (153), Hutchinson (154) and Israelson (156) followed.

Detroit Lakes won the state Class AA title with a 311 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 619. Minnewaska was second with a 654.

Kristofferson qualified for her first state meet by winning a sudden-death playoff after carding a 91 at the Section 8AA tournament. Kristofferson advanced to the section meet as the subsection runner-up with a season-best 81.

Snyder makes state debut

Nevis senior Allyson Snyder finished 62nd out of 85 golfers in her debut at the state Class A girls golf tournament.

Snyder followed a 98 on Tuesday with a 109 on Wednesday at Pebble Creek in Becker for a two-day total of 207.

Snyder shot rounds of 47 and 51 for a 98 to share 39th place after Tuesday's first 18 holes. Legacy Christian Academy freshman Jillian Johnson and Sleepy Eye junior Emily Curtis also carded 98s. Legacy Christian Academy senior Rachel Gray, Lanesboro senior Paige Hungerholt, Lakeview senior Steph Werner and Buffalo Lake junior Carly Schmalz shared the first-day lead with 82s.

During Wednesday's final 18 holes, Snyder carded rounds of 53 and 56 for a 109 and two-day total of 207. Gray fired a 79 on Wednesday to claim the state title with a 161. Lewiston senior Kaitlyn Hennessy and Southwest Minnesota Christian senior Emaleigh Vreeman shared runner-up honors at 166 while Hungerholt, Lewiston senior Kayley Borkowski and United South Central junior Alli Wood shared fourth place at 167.

Lewiston won the state title with a 709 while Fosston was fifth with a 768 and Barnesville took eighth with a 906.

Snyder qualified for the state tournament by finishing third at the Section 6A meet at Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls with a 98.

Nevis advanced to the section meet with a runner-up 427 at the subsection tournament at Pebble Lake behind Olivia Toft's 103, Kara Rich's 106, McKenzie Harris' 109 and Snyder's 109. Barnesville won the subsection title with a 414.

At the section meet, the Tigers finished third with a 426 to trail Barnesville's 403 and Lake Park-Audubon's 408.

Snyder's 98, Harris' 106, Toft's 109 and Rich's 113 comprised the Tigers' team score at the section meet.

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