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Perham girls golf takes HOL-Pelican Rapids

Perham's Mallory Belka drives one down the fairway during the Heart O'Lakes Conference meet at Pelican Rapids on May 18. Submitted photo

The Perham girls golf team continued its reign at the top of the Heart O’Lakes Conference with another strong performance, this time rolling at the Birchwood Golf Course on May 18 in Pelican Rapids.

The Yellowjackets continued to keep a hold of the top spot in the conference, winning the Pelican Rapids meet by 18 strokes over Barnesville. The Yellowjackets finished with a round of 170, while Barnesville was second with a score of 188. Pelican Rapids came in third place with a score of 190. Frazee was fourth at 196, while Hawley finished fifth at 203. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and Breckenridge rounded out the field.

The top six individuals had a Yellowjacket feel to it with four members placing in the top six. Pelican Rapids’ Abby Johnson was the medalist. She finished with a 40, but was surrounded by Yellowjackets on her heels. Perham’s Mallory Belka finished second with a 42, while Serena Langen was third with a 42. Belka edged Langen on a scorecard playoff for the second spot.

Serena Langen

Liz Sonnenberg finished fourth overall with a round of 43. Kolbey Bormann finished fifth with a round of 43 as well, finishing fifth. Frazee’s Maddisan Parsons came in sixth with a 44.

Allie King finished the day just outside the top six with a 45, while Alisha Rosen closed out the tournament with a 50.

The Yellowjackets return to the course on May 22 in Hawley for one of the final HOL meets before the Conference Tournament at Wildflower Golf Course.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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