By John George
It was not a good day for the Perham girls golfers Last Thursday. Not only did they have to play on a cold, wet, windy day at Wadena's Whitetail Run G.C., they did it shorthanded.
Head coach Cory Solberg sent what he called a "mixed team" to the W-DC Invite, and they finished sixth with a team score of 428.
Solberg said he had varsity girls missing because of illness and because of AP test preparation.
Staples-Motley earned team honors with a 349. The Cardinals were led by medalist Cydney Hasselberg's round of 81.
Kaylan Huber had the Lady Jackets low round with a 102.
"I'm proud of these girls for playing as hard as they could on a miserable day," Solberg said.
HOL at Balmoral
Perham returned to conference action Friday in the HOL at Balmoral G.C., hosted by Battle Lake. The Jackets had two girls in the top-five as they cruised to the team title with 181 points.
Holly Karkela led the team with a second place finish, shooting a 45. Miranda Phelps was second on the team, and fifth overall, with a 47, winning a scorecard playoff with teammate Abby Huebsch.
Perham will play in the HOL at Forest Hills, hosted by LP-A, on Tuesday, May 5.
Perham will play in a pair of HOL meets today (May 7). They will start with nine holes in Barnesville starting at 10 a.m. When they finish that round, the HOL team's will head to Pelican Rapids for another nine holes starting at approximately 1 p.m.
Next week, the final regular season HOL meet will take place at Breckenridge on May 11.
The HOL Championships will be at Wildflower G.C. on May 14.
Thursday, April 30
at W-DC Invitational (Whitetail Run)
Girls Team Scores
1. Staples-Motley 349, 2. Detroit Lakes 388, 3. Pequot Lakes 402, 4. Park Rapids 416, 5. W-DC 424, 6. Perham 428, 7. United North Central, Inc, 8. Moorhead, Inc.
Medalist: Cyndey Hasselberg (SM) 81.
Perham Individuals: Kaylan Huber 102, Kari Cavanagh 104, Becca Huebsch 109, Miranda Phelps 113, Katie White 124, Rachel Nelson 125.
Friday, May 1
HOL at Battle Lake (Balmoral)
Girls Team Scores
1. Perham 181, 2. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 204, 3. West Central Area 205, 4. Barnesville/Rothsay 209, 5. Pelican Rapids 215, 6. Lake Park-Audubon 281, 7. Breckenridge, Inc., 8. Battle Lake, Inc.
Medalist: Chelsey Halvorson (B/R) 44.
Perham Individuals: 2. Holly Karkela 45, 5. Phelps 47, Abby Huebsch 47, Leah Richter 48, Huber 49, B. Huebsch 53.
Heart O' Lakes Points
West Central Area 11
Pelican Rapids 13
Lake Park-Audubon 18
Battle Lake 21