Girl linksters nab 2 silvers
After losing their head coach Jen Hendrickson, the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team maintained a consistent pace by taking second in each of the Staples-Motley and Crosby-Ironton meets.
But Hendrickson's absence shouldn't be a distraction -- instead a motivation -- after she became a mother for the first time after delivering a baby boy early this week.
The Lakers had two solid meets, shooting a 364 Saturday at The Legacy for silver, while taking second at Crosby-Ironton with a 362.
Matt Tschider was low player Tuesday after shooting a 41-41 for a final 82, while Courtney Hedstrom was sixth with a 44-43-87.
Saturday, DL's Trisa Hutchinson shot an 88, while Tschider finished with a 90.
Hopkins won the Cardinal Invite with a 364, but won on the fifth score, while Grand Rapids won Tuesday with a 353.
The Lakers, who are now going to be headed by assistant coach Cali Harrier, will be in Bemidji at the Town and Country Golf Course Friday at 9:30 a.m.
They will travel north again Saturday to Grand Rapids for a 10 a.m. start.
Detroit Lakes at Crosby-Ironton, Tuesday, April 27.
Team results -- Grand Rapids 353, Detroit Lakes 363, Pequot Lakes 385, Staples-Motley 408, Hibbing 422, Greeway 427, Brainerd 431, Pierz 444, Crosby-Ironton 503.
Medalist: Molly Hoppe (Brnd) 37-41-78.
DL results -- 3. Matt Tschider 41-41-82; 6. Courtney Hedstrom 44-43-87; Trisa Hutchinson 43-50-93; Natalie Roth 52-48-100; Ashley Friesen 57-56-113; Emma Thompson 64-56-120.
Detroit Lakes at Staples-Motley Invite at The Legacy, Saturday, April 24.
Team results (top 5 of 15) -- Hopkins 364, Detroit Lakes 364, Brainerd 381, St. Cloud Tech 382, Chaska 383.
Individual top 5 -- Molly Hoppe (Brnd) 79, NA (Duluth East) 83, Jenny Muesing (Brnd) 83, Kara Notvedt (Chaska) 86, Emma Grund (Hopkins) 86.
DL results -- Hutchinson 88, Tschider 90, Roth 92, Hedstrom 94, Sydney Busker 104, Friesen 106.