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Park Rapids girls qualify for section golf tournament

Sabela Valverde-Andrade's runner-up 82 led the Park Rapids girls golf team to a runner-up 359 at Tuesday's Section 8AA North tournament at the Thief River Falls Golf Club.

That tied the best team score of the season and gave the Panthers a spot in the Section 8AA tournament.

Drew Hilmanowski finished ninth with a 90, Chloe Johnson was 10th with a 92 and Madison Johnson placed 13th with a 95 in the windy conditions to round out Park Rapids' team score. Olivia Wallace added a 103 and Olivia McDonald carded a 108.

United North Central placed fourth in the eight-team field with a 401 as Hailey Usher, Madi Womble and Toni Noland earned individual berths to the section tournament. Usher's 94, Womble's 96, Noland's 101 and a pair of 110s by Anna Huttunen and Elly Hillukka comprised the Warriors' team score.

Roseau's Gina Wensloff earned medalist honors with an 81 on the par-72 course. Crookston claimed the team title with a 342 while Thief River Falls earned the other section berth with a 379.

The other individual qualifiers were East Grand Forks' Brooke Filipi with an 88 and Roseau's Kilah LaPlante with a 101.

In the boys meet, Park Rapids' Tate Usher and UNC's Mason Hotakeinen and Luke Wurdock earned individual spots in the section tournament.

Usher carded an 84 to place 13th overall while Hotakeinen and Wurdock finished 14th and 15th with 85s. Roseau's Quinn Tangen (81), Gus Vatnsdal (84) and Izaak Olson (86) earned the other individual section berths.

The Warriors finished fifth with a 356 as Anthony Wurdock's 91 and Vaughn Massie's 95 rounded out the team score. Mikko Johnson carded a 96 and Bobby Pietila had a 101 for UNC.

Park Rapids followed in sixth place as Cody Dravis' 87, Bjorn Jorgenson's 94 and Justin Dravis' 95 led to a 360. Jackson Leckner and Luke Kosel added 98s.

Crookston won the team title with a 325 while Thief River Falls (331) and East Grand Forks (337) followed. Nate Deziel of EGF was the medalist with a 76.

The Bemidji Town and Country Club will host the Section 8AA meet with 18 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday.

Girls team scores: Crookston 342, Park Rapids 359, Thief River Falls 379, United North Central 401, East Grand Forks 406, Roseau 409, Warroad 505, Bagley incomplete.

Individual results

Medalist: Gina Wensloff, R, 37-44--81. 2, Sabela Valverde-Andrade, PR, 40-42--82. 3, Maddie Nichols, C, 39-43--82. 4, Ally Tiedemann, C, 41-42--83. 5, Jill Safranski, TRF, 46-41--87. Other scores: Drew Hilmanowski, PR, 48-42--90; Chloe Johnson, PR, 47-45--92; Hailey Usher, UNC, 45-49--94; Madison Johnson, PR, 45-50--95; Madi Womble, UNC, 50-46--96; Toni Noland, UNC, 47-54--101; Olivia Wallace, PR, 50-53--103; Olivia McDonald, PR, 54-54--108; Anna Huttunen, UNC, 52-58--110; Elly Hillukka, UNC, 58-52--110.

Boys team scores: Crookston 325, Thief River Falls 331, East Grand Forks 337, Roseau 339, United North Central 356, Park Rapids 360, Warroad 379, Bagley incomplete.

Individual results

Medalist: Nate Deziel, EGF, 34-42--76. 2, Brendan Bushy, TRF, 37-41--78. 3, Dane Anderson, C, 42-37--79. 4, Trey Christopherson, C, 41-40--81. 5, Quinn Tangen, R, 42-39--81. Other scores: Tate Usher, PR, 38-46--84; Mason Hotakeinen, UNC, 43-42--85; Luke Wurdock, UNC, 43-42--85; Cody Dravis, PR, 42-45--87; Anthony Wurdock, UNC, 49-42--91; Bjorn Jorgenson, PR, 48-46--94; Vaughn Massie, UNC, 45-50--95; Justin Dravis, PR, 47-48--95; Mikko Johnson, UNC, 48-48--96; Jackson Leckner, PR, 50-48--98; Luke Kosel, PR, 45-53--98; Bobby Pietila, UNC, 44-57--101.