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Buckwalter cruises to All-City golf win

Ali Nelson went about her business at the Mead-ows golf course Friday shooting a 1-under 71. Normally, it would be cause to hoist the championship trophy in the Fargo-Moorhead Women's All-City.

Ali Nelson went about her business at the Mead-ows golf course Friday shooting a 1-under 71. Normally, it would be cause to hoist the championship trophy in the Fargo-Moorhead Women's All-City.

Problem was, Jenna Buckwalter did the same thing for the second day in a row.

"You can't control what the other person is doing," Nelson said.

In a final threesome of collegiate golfers with their college golf bags, Buckwal-ter carded her second straight under-par round to win by four strokes. Buck-walter, who just finished her career at North Dakota State, Nelson from North-ern Colorado and Paige Menze from Drake University (Iowa), had a relatively easy time with the red tees at Meadows.

Other than one par 5, Buckwalter figured her shortest approach shot to the green was about 80 yards.

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"It's nice when you don't have to worry about 150 or 160 yards," she said.

Not that it was easy pick-ings all day. She balanced four bogeys with five bird-ies. She didn't play in the tournament last year and finished second two years ago.

"You just play for the day," she said. "It's not really a good idea to worry about a lead and watch it dwindle away."

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