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King medalist at HOL-Barnesville

Perham's Allie King drives it down the middle of the fairway during the Heart O'Lakes Conference event in Barnesville. Submitted photo

The 2019 golf season maybe bringing a changing of the guard at the top of the Heart O’Lakes Conference for girls golf. For years, the Perham Yellowjackets have dominated at the top, but 2019 has brought about some strong competition from the Hawley Nuggets.

The Nuggets captured the Heart O’Lakes Barnesville meet with a round of 178, besting Perham by three strokes. Perham finished with 181 for second. Barnesville was third with a round of 191. The Yellowjackets still sit on top of the team standings after the meet in Barnesville. Perham has four points, while Hawley has five points. Barnesville is third with eight points.

Allie King was the medalist for the meet in Barnesville. The senior golfer finished with a 38. She was five strokes better than the next closest competitor. Hawley’s Sydney Cook finished with a 43, as did Mallory Belka. Cook earned second via a scorecard playoff.

Hawley’s Mia Tickel came in fourth with a 44, while Faith Justesen came in fifth with a 45. Barnesville’s Callie Krause finished the day with a 45 as well for sixth place.

Rylee Hunt came into the clubhouse with a 49, while Hope Rosen finished with a 51. Olivea McDonald finished with a 53, while Addicyn Zimmerman finished with a 59. The Yellowjackets were without the services of Lexi Kunza, who was out with an illness.

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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