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Paynesville Press - April 16, 2003

Girls win first meet at Melrose

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville girls' golf team proved victorious in their first meet of the spring season, a four-team nonconference battle at Melrose on Thursday. The Bulldogs placed all four golfers in the top ten to beat Osakis by four strokes, Melrose by 13, and Browerville by 20.

Juniors Heather Fuchs and Jena Spaulding led the Dogs by placing second and third individually. Fuchs recorded a round of 50, which was one stroke off medalist honors, earned by Raquel Welch of Osakis with a 49. Spaulding was two shots back with a round of 51.

Rounding out the Bulldogs' team score was junior Amanda Glenz, with a round of 55. Glenz placed seventh overall. In this meet, only the top three individual scores were used to comprise the team score for each school.

Ninth grader Amber Jensen tied for tenth as the Dogs' fourth golfer. Jensen had a round of 58.

"Last night the girls' golf game was still a little rusty, but they played well enough to win," said coach Todd Knudsvig. "We will have to get our scores down a few strokes each by Tuesday when we start our conference season."

"Jena Spaulding had a good round with a 51 though, so that was encouraging to see," added Knudsvig.

This week, the Bulldogs played in their first conference meet on Tuesday in St. Cloud, hosted by Cathedral. Next week, the girls will have another conference meet on Tuesday, April 22, at Sauk Centre.

Team scores
1. Paynesville 156
2. Osakis 160
3. Melrose 169
4. Browerville 176

Individual Results
Paynesville - Heather Fuchs 50; Jena Spaulding 51; Amanda Glenz 55; Amber Jensen 58.

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