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Parsons earns second state golf berth

Frazee senior Maddisan Parsons qualified for a return trip to the Class A state golf championship Thursday at the Section 6A meet where she was the runner-up. Submitted photo

Frazee’s Maddisan Parsons shot a career low 86 Thursday on day two of the Section 6A golf championships  at Perham Lakeside Golf Club to earn second place overall and punched her ticket for a second straight state tournament berth.

“This is a great accomplishment for Maddisan,” head coach Dave Conzemius said. “Last year, she had to fight her way back to earn her trip to state; this year she played much better and made it a lot easier on herself. She is a very confident and driven young lady who is not afraid to go out and compete and that showed at the section meet.”

The Lady Hornet team also had a nice showing making it past the day one cut. Five of the six Frazee golfers lowered their scores on day two as the Hornets narrowly missed out on third place with Pelican Rapids edging Frazee by five shots.

Park Christian made it back-to-back section titles defeating Ottertail Central by 26 shots. Park Christian finished with a 774 (390-384), OTC had 800 (398-402), Pelican Rapids finished with 877 (435-442) and Frazee finished with 882 (443-439).

Park Christian also had the individual medalist as Emily Doeden outdueled Parsons to come away with first place. Doeden shot 177 (89-88), Parsons had 180 (94-86), Morgan Klintworth of OTC was third with a 190 (97-93), Justine Day of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley was fourth with a 195 (96-99) and Amy Jacobson of Park Christian was fifth with a 196 (92-104). Greta Nyhus and Makenzie Vorderbruggen of OTC also earned state berths with a 197 as the top and the next five individuals advance on.

Thursday marked the end of the season for the rest of the Lady Hornet squad including senior Brittany Lormis. Lormis was a three-time all-conference performer and also earned a state berth as a junior. Lormis was in position to earn a return trip to state after a first round 97 but a second round of 112 eliminated her chances.

“Brittany has nothing to hang her head about,” Conzemius said. “She had a great six years as a varsity player. One round of golf does not define your career. She is disappointed but she can be proud of her effort.

I am proud of the rest of the team for sticking with it and having fun while improving,” Conzemius concluded. “They all made major strides this year and were an easy group to coach.”

The state tournament will be held June 13-14 at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker.

Frazee - Maddisan Parsons (94-86-180), Brittany Lormis (97-112-209), Isabella Matejka (120-117-237), Savanna Bauer (133-124-257), Delaney Matejka (132-128-260), Madeline Matejka (150-132-282)

Lake Park-Audubon - Kay Pederson (103-112-215), Elise Whitehead (112-126-238)

Ottertail Central - Morgan Klintworth (97-93-190), Greta Nyhus (94-103-197), Makenzie Vorderbruggen (97-10-197), Megan Weber (110-106-216) and Megan Hodnefield (112-121-233)

Park Christian - Emily Doeden (89-88-177), Amy Jacobson (92-104-196), Sarah Herlihy (106-93-199), Grace Heinen (106-95-201), Amanda Strom (103-101-204), Maleah Stromme (108-106-214)

Pelican Rapids - Abby Johnson (104-98-202), Ellie Johnson (104-108-212), Morgan Berg (116-115-231), Kalista Pearsall (111-121-232), Jenna Stetz (121-121-242)

Pillager - Abby Koel (102-112-214), Bailey Knoblauch (121-115-236)

Pine River/Backus - Anna Felthous (104-108-212), Bella Netland (115-111-226), Rausie Cummings (114-125-239)

Rothsay - Alex Larson (112-103-215)

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley - Justine Day (96-99-195), Kalei Kerby (109-112-221)