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Lawrence's 93 leads Panthers at section meet

Park Rapids' Mindy Lawrence fell two shots short of qualifying for the state Class AA girls golf tournament.

Lawrence capped off her senior season by carding a career-best 93 at Tuesday's Section 8AA meet at Longbow Golf Course near Walker. Perham's Holly Karkela claimed the final state berth with a 91.

The Panthers finished fifth as a team with a 392. Mary Kading's 97, Kirsten Erickson's 98 and Hannah Williams' 104 led to Park Rapids' team score. The 392 marked the seventh time the Panthers shot under 400 this season and was one shot better than their 393 for third place at the North Subsection 8AA meet.

Crookston used Lindsay Morgan's 84, Monica Wold's 87 and Rachel Wold's 88 to win the team title with a 352. That was 21 strokes ahead of Perham's 373. Detroit Lakes and East Grand Forks both carded 380s and Pelican Rapids carded a 416.

Roseau's Emily Hallie shot an 82 to earn medalist honors. The other individual state qualifiers were Detroit Lakes' Robin Hutchinson, Fergus Falls' Amber Hovland and Perham's Leah Richter.

Team scores: Crookston 352, Perham 373, Detroit Lakes 380, East Grand Forks 380, Park Rapids 392, Pelican Rapids 416.

Individual state qualifiers

Medalist: Emily Hallie, Roseau, 82. 2, Lindsay Morgan, Crookston, 84, 3, Monica Wold, Crookston, 87. 4, Robin Hutchinson, Detroit Lakes, 87. 5, Amber Hovland, Fergus Falls, 87. 6, Rachel Wold, Crookston, 88. 7, Leah Richter, Perham, 90. 8, Holly Karkela, Perham, 91.

Park Rapids scores

Mindy Lawrence 93, Mary Kading 97, Kirsten Erickson 98, Hannah Williams 104, Katie Kristofferson 111.