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Girls golf: Detroit Lakes runs away with 12th consecutive Mid-State Conference title

The Detroit Lakes girls golf team cleared the next best quad by 29 strokes in a dominating Mid-State Conference championship performance.

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Detroit Lakes' Hannah Knoop hits a tee shot off the sixth tee box on May 16, 2022 at the Detroit Country Club. Knoop shot an 80 as the Lakers won their 12th straight Mid-State Conference championship.
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DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes girls golf team left no doubt in their 12th consecutive Mid-State Conference championship win on Monday at the Detroit Country Club.

The Lakers dominated, beating second-place Pequot Lakes by 29 strokes with a team score of 345.

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Detroit Lakes' Hanna Knoop, left, and head coach Dustin Martin fist bump on the sixth tee box on May 16, 2022 at the Detroit Country Club. Knoop shot an 80 as the Lakers won their 12th straight Mid-State Conference championship.
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Sophomore Hannah Knoop made a couple of birdies as her second-place score of 80 paced the Lakers. She shaved strokes on Nos. 5 and 12 while making pars on eight holes. She finished nine-over-par.

Senior McKenna Mallow was fourth overall in the field after a strong end to the back nine. She tallied four pars in five holes on her way to a 13-over-par 83. She also birdied No. 5 on the front nine.

Sophomore Laura Syltie and freshman Sydney Miller were neck-and-neck in seventh and eighth place. Syltie made three pars on the front nine and two on the back nine to finish with a score of 90. Miller had four pars herself to come into the clubhouse with a 91.

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Detroit Lakes' McKenna Mallow hits her tee shot from the sixth tee box on May 16, 2022 at the Detroit Country Club. Mallow shot an 84 as the Lakers won their 12th straight Mid-State Conference championship.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

Seventh-graders Mya Boeke and Jaycie Sliper took 17th and 20th overall. Boeke recorded a 109, while Sliper finished with a 113.

Park Rapids sophomore Anna Eckmann edged out Knoop for the individual conference champion honor with a six-over-par 77. She was even on the front nine with an eagle on No. 1. She also made par on the last three holes on the back nine.

Knoop, Mallow and Syltie were named to the Mid-State All-Conference team. Miller was awarded with an honorable mention award.

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Detroit Lakes' Laura Syltie hits from the fifth fairway on May 16, 2022 at the Detroit Country Club. Syltie finished in 15th place at the Minnesota Tri-State Preview Invitational at Bunker Hills Golf Club on Friday and Saturday in Stillwater.
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MID-STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Detroit Lakes 345, 2- Pequot Lakes 374, 3- Staples-Motley 384, 4-Park Rapids 398, 5- Wadena-Deer Creek 462, 6- 463

GIRLS TOP TEN FINISHERS- 1st- Anna Eckmann (Park Rapids) 77, 2nd- Hannah Knoop (Detroit Lakes) 80, 3rd- Genevieve Birkeland (Pequot Lakes) 81, 4th- McKenna Mallow (Detroit Lakes) 84, T5th- Madysen Maninga (Park Rapids), Mallory Uselman (Staples-Motley) 89, 7th- Laura Syltie (Detroit Lakes) 90, 8th- Sydney Miller (Detroit Lakes) 91, 9th- Walker Johnson (Staples-Motley) 92, 10th- Bo Erholtz (Staples-Motley) 92

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Detroit Lakes' Sydney Miller reads the fifth green on May 16, 2022 at the Detroit Country Club. Miller shot a 91 as the Lakers won their 12th straight Mid-State Conference championship.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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