State girls golf: Moorhead Park Christian in 3rd after first round

Fergus Falls sits in second place in AA and Perham's Mallory Belka is the top AA individual

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BECKER, Minn. — Moorhead Park Christian had a strong opening round of the Minnesota Class A state girls golf tournament, finding itself in third place.

The Falcons tallied a team total of 368 strokes, 14 behind Legacy Christian Academy and Lac qui Parle Valley, which are tied for first at 354. Fertile-Beltrami sits in sixth place at 410.

Emily Brandt of Legacy Christian Academy leads after Day 1 with a first-round score of 81.

Madison Doeden paced Park Christian on Tuesday, carding an 88 to hold sole possession of ninth place. Kylee West is close behind, shooting a 90 to land in 12th place. Anika Stromme and Hailey Frueh both sit in a tie for 23rd after carding a 95.

Fertile-Beltrami's Katelyn Aakhus tallied a 93 to land tied for 16th, and Kasia Wilson shot a 100 and is tied for 34th.


Fosston's Frankie Omang recorded a 95 to sit in a tie for 23rd.

In Class AA action at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn., Fergus Falls sits in second place with a first-day team total of 357. Lake City holds the lead with a 330.

Annika Jyrkas and Ellia Soydara each tied for ninth at 83 to lead Fergus.

Perham's Mallory Belka is the top individual after Tuesday, carding a first-round 76, two strokes ahead of Redwood Valley's Julan Brown in second place.

Hawley's Sophie Cook shot an 84 to sit in a tie for 12th place.

Class A
Team scores
T1. Legacy Christian Academy 354; Lac qui Parle Valley 354; 3. Moorhead Park Christian 368; 4. Fillmore Central 393; 5. North Woods 395; 6. Fertile-Beltrami 410; 7. Sleepy Eye United 446; 8. Murray County Central 450
Leader; area individuals
1. Brandt, Legacy Christian Academy, 81; 9. Doeden, Park Christian, 88; 12. West, Park Christian, 90; T16. Aakhus, Fertile-Beltrami, 93; T23. Stromme, Park Christian, 95; Omang, Fosston, 95; Frueh, Park Christian, 95; T34. Wilson, Fertile-Beltrami, 100; T41. Tomlinson, Park Christian, 102; T48. Olson, Fertile-Beltrami, 104; T48. Masseth, Park Christian, 104; 71. Burke, Fertile-Beltrami, 113
Class AA
Team scores
1. Lake City 330; 2. Fergus Falls 357; T3. Pequot Lakes 362; Providence Academy 382; 5. Minnewaska 366; 6. St. Croix Lutheran Academy 382; 7. Jordan 397
Leader; area individuals
1. Belka, Perham, 76; T9. Jyrkas, Fergus Falls, 83; Soydara, Fergus Falls, 83; T12. Cook, Hawley, 84; T47. Jurgens, Fergus Falls, 95; T51. A. Mayer, Fergus Falls, 96; T59. E. Mayer, Fergus Falls, 99; T72. Fischer, Crookston, 105; Metcalf, Fergus Falls, 105
Class AAA
Team scores
1. Alexandria 318; 2. Maple Grove 327; 3. Eastview 331; 4. Elk River 338; 5. Edina 341; 6. Eden Prairie 344; 7. Lakeville South 353; 8. Stillwater Area 356

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