By Jeff Hage
Mikayla Brooks has emerged as one of the top girl golfers in the Granite Ridge Conference.
The conference has been dominated by St. Cloud Cathedral all season long, and the top five golfers in the conference who all hailed from Cathedral were named to the all-conference team based on their conference average. Those girls were Cathedral’s Greta Egerman with a conference average of 43, followed by teammates Lucy Gaetz (43.56), Kelsey Osendorf (44.67), Erin Stockler (45.11) and Ann Berdan (46.11).
Taking the first all-conference honorable mention spot was Princeton’s own Mikayla Brooks, who proved to be the top non-Cathedral golfer in the Granite Ridge Conference with a conference average of 47.00 just four strokes off the top average of 43.00 earned by Egerman.
Princeton’s Becca Maus, Bri Dorr, Kaylee Koski and Raegan Anderson did not have season averages that qualified them for all-conference consideration.
Milaca- May 15
Mikayla Brooks tied for second place with Greta Egerman of St. Cloud Cathedral, with both girls shooting 40s at the Granite Ridge Conference golf meet May 15 at Milaca. Kelsey Osendorf of Cathedral was the meet medalist with a 38.
Kaylee Koski shot a 45 for the Tigers, with Becca Maus’ 51 and Bri Dorr’s 54 rounding out the top four.
The girls combined for a team score of 190, good for second place at the meet and 30 strokes behind first-place Cathedral’s 160.
Milaca shot a 208, Foley a 211 and Mora 227 to round out team play.
Cathedral- May 16
St. Cloud Cathedral claimed the top five slots in the May 16 Granite Ridge Conference meet at Wapicada Golf course in Sauk Rapids.
Princeton’s Mikayla Brooks and Milaca’s Olivia Wolbert’s score of 99 tied for sixth place. Cathedral’s Lucy Gaetz was the meet medalist with an 83.
In team play, Cathedral took first place, turning in a 350 on the day. Princeton was 97 strokes behind with a 447, good for fourth place in the five-team field. Mora shot a 522.
Brooks’ 99 was followed by fellow Tiger Kaylee Koski, who shot a 106 on the day. Raegan Anderson shot a 109 and Becca Maus, a 133.
Milaca, May 17
The Princeton girls golf team combined for a second-place finish Thursday, May 17 at Milaca.
The girls’ combined score of 211 only trailed Cathedral’s 173, a team that put four golfers in the top five.
Lucy Gaetz of Cathedral was the meet medalist. She turned in a meet-low 41. Teammates Greta Egerman (43), Kelsey Osendorf (44) and Erin Stocker (45) finished out the top four. Milaca’s Ali Prince was fifth with a 47.
Princeton’s Mikayla Brooks was seventh with a score of 50. Teammate Kaylee Koski was a stroke behind with a 51.
Rounding out the field of play for Princeton was Raegan Anderson (53), Bri Dorr (57) and Becca Maus (63).
The team score moved Princeton past Mora into fourth place in Granite Ridge Conference team standings.
Foley, May 17
The Princeton boys golf team turned in a score of 170 to finish fifth among seven teams on Thursday, May 17 in Granite Ridge Conference golf competition at Foley.
The winning team was St. Cloud Cathedral. Little Falls finished second at the meet.
Connor Whitcomb was the top finisher for Princeton, turning in an impressive 37 on the day. Silas Reek shot a 43 and Korben Weidenboren and Ben Pauley were two strokes behind with 45s. Hunter Bies rounded out Princeton’s top five with a 46. Brendan Carlson finished the day with a 49.
A day earlier, the Tigers traveled to Elk River to participate in the Elk River Invitational.
The event was a combination scramble, scrumble and combination shot tournament. The boys finished in the bottom half of the competing teams.