BIWABIK- In an outcome predictable from regular season play, Mesabi East won the East Range Conference girls championship golf tournament on May 19 at The Quarry at Giants Ridge, while North Woods …
BIWABIK- In an outcome predictable from regular season play, Mesabi East won the East Range Conference girls championship golf tournament on May 19 at The Quarry at Giants Ridge, while North Woods finished third in the five-team field behind Rock Ridge.
Freshman Tori Olson navigated her way to a second-place finish with a 92, followed by Haley Bogdan in 11th with a 110. Morgan Burnett’s 126 fell in at a tie for 18th. Madison Dantes, 135, 27th, Abbi Shuster, 137, 28th, and Lauren Burnett, 148, 31st, rounded out the Grizzlies’ scoring.
“Tori’s swing was pretty steady, and she made some good decisions out on the course,” Head Coach Kandi Olson said. “Lately, her short game has really improved and she relied on that each time she got close to the green. She also had a great day off the tee box.”
Olson said there were numerous other highlights throughout the day as the players adapted their games to the unique challenges of The Quarry, such as sand traps, rock quarries, and narrow fairways.
“Some days it’s a lot to handle,” Olson said. “In the end, I was happy with how all of our players handled themselves throughout the round.”
Tori Olson and Morgan Burnett also received all-conference awards for their consistent play throughout the season.
The Grizzlies were scheduled to play Wednesday and Thursday in the 7A sectional tournament at the Virginia Golf Course in Virginia.