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Girls open season at PLGC

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By John George

The Perham girls golf team enjoyed a bright sunshiny day at Lakeside Golf Course Monday for their season opener. The Perham girls, split evenly into two teams, Black and Gold, finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 17-team field.

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Detroit Lakes, led by medalist Christine Herzogs round of 80 (40-40), won the team title with a four-person score of 348. Moorhead was second with 361, followed by Staples-Motley with 380 and Grand Rapids with 396.

The Black team finished with 415. Leading the way was Jeanna Kratzke with a 18-hole score of 102 (51-51). Katie Karkela was next for the Black team with a 104 (55-49), followed by Chelsea Sazama with a 105 (49-56).

Leading the way for the Gold team, which finished with 422 points, was Jenine Estlick, who had the teams low round with a 98 (47-51). Nikki Mattfeld shot a 105 (53-52), followed by Kacey Kachelmeyer with a 109 (57-52).

The nine holes of the Maple Course at Lakeside also served as the seasons first Heart O Lakes contest. Perham won with a 200. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal was second with 216.

Medalist was Estlick, who shot a 47 on the Maple Course. Sazama was tied for third with a 49.

The girls will jump right into a busy schedule this week. They start by playing at Breckenridge today (April 20). This weekend they play at The Legacy Course near Brainerd in an 18-hole invite hosted by Staples-Motley.

They return to HOL play in Frazee on April 24, then turnaround on April 25 to play in the Pelican Rapids Invitational.

Girls Golf

Monday, April 17

at Perham Lakeside

Team Scores:

1. Detroit Lakes 348, 2. Moorhead 361, 3. Staples-Motley 380, 4. Grand Rapids 396, 5. Perham Black 415, 6. Perham Gold 422, 7. Crosby-Ironton 430, 8. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 440, 9. Park Rapids 442, 10. Wadena-Deer Creek 450, 11. Pequot Lakes 454, 12. Crookston 457, 13. West Central Area 467, 14. Pelican Rapids 479, 15. Frazee 482, 16. Agassiz Valley 489, 17. Breckenridge 549.

Medalist: Christine Herzog (DL) 40-40--80

Perham Black: Jeanna Kratzke 102 (51-51), Katie Karkela 104 (55-49), Leah Richter 104 (52, 52), Chelsea Sazama 105 (49-56), Abby Huebsch 119 (58-61), Haley Frost 137 (67-70).

Perham Gold: Jenine Estlick 98 (47-51), Nikki Mattfeld 105 (53-52), Kacey Kachelmeyer 109 (57-52), Holly Karkela 110 (54-56), Jadi Nelson 116 (56-60), Becca Huebsch 139 (67-72).

HOL Team Scores (Maple Course):

1. Perham 200, 2. H/U-H 216, 3. Pelican Rapids 232, 4. Agassiz Valley 233, 5. WCA 235, 6. Frazee 242, 7. Breckenridge 276, 8. LP-A, inc.

Medalist: Jenine Estlick (P) 47

Perham Individuals: Sazama 49, Kratzke 51, Mattfeld 53, Karkela 55, Nelson 56.

Next:

4/20 HOL at Breckenridge 4:30 pm

4/22 S-M Invite (at Legacy) 9 am

4/24 HOL at Frazee 4:30 pm

4/25 at Pelican Rapids Invite 2 pm

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