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Paynesville Press - May 5, 2004

Golfers finish second at Sauk

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs girls' golf team finished second at a conference meet last week at Sauk Centre, their highest conference finish so far this spring.

Albany shot 187 at Sauk Centre, beating the Dogs by four strokes. Paynesville totaled 191.

Senior Heather Fuchs capped a week in which she finished first once and second twice with a runner-up finish at Sauk Centre. She shot 44 at the Sauk Centre Country Club.

Senior Amanda Glenz shot a round of 45, tying for third at the meet. Sophomore Amber Jensen and ninth grader Marissa Mackedanz completed the Dogs' team score with rounds of 51.

After three conference meets, Paynesville stands third in the overall conference standings. Albany leads with 18 points, St. Cloud Cathedral is second with 13, Paynesville is third with 12, and Sauk Centre is fourth with 11. (Teams receive a point for each team they defeat in a conference meet. Thus Albany, with three first-place finishes in conference meets, has a perfect score of 18 so far.)

"It looks like were involved in a pretty good race for second," said coach Todd Knudsvig.

This week, the Bulldogs played at Long Prairie on Tuesday. They will host a conference meet on Friday at Koronis Hills. Next week, they will play in a tournament at Sauk Centre again on Tuesday, May 11.

Team scores
1. Albany 187
2. Paynesville 191
3. Sauk Centre 202
4. Cathedral 204
5. Melrose 219
6. LPGE 220

Individual Results
Heather Fuchs (2) 44;
Amanda Glenz (3) 45;
Amber Jensen 51;
Marissa Mackedanz 51;
Jena Spaulding 53;
Kirsten Miller 68;
Trish Wendlandt 68.

Cathedral meet

The Bulldogs finished third at a conference meet at Wapicada Country Club on Monday, April 26, hosted by St. Cloud Cathedral, as senior Heather Fuchs earned medalist honors by shooting 39.

Fuchs played the course in three over par, earning conference medalist honors for the first time.

The Dogs, at 192, finished three strokes behind Albany, who won the meet with a score of 189, and second to St. Cloud Cathedral, who were second at 190.

"The girls were so close," said Knudsvig. "Four strokes would have won it for us."

"Heather had a great round for her first conference meet medalist honors of her career," Knudsvig added.

Senior Amanda Glenz (50), sophomore Amber Jensen (51), and senior Jena Spaulding (52) completed the Dogs' team score.

Team scores
1. Albany 189
2. Cathedral 190
3. Paynesville 192
4. Sauk Centre 208
5. Melrose 219
6. LPGE 221

Individual Results
Heather Fuchs (1) 39;
Amanda Glenz 50;
Amber Jensen 51;
Jena Spaulding 52;
Brittany Caldwell 55;
Marissa Mackedanz 56;
Trish Wendlandt 75.

Albany meet

The Bulldogs finished a close fourth at Albany on Friday.

Albany won their third conference meet with a score of 191. Three teams finished within eight strokes of Albany: Cathedral second at 196, Sauk Centre third at 197, and Paynesville fourth at 199.

Senior Heather Fuchs led the Dogs with a round of 45, finishing tied for second individually.

Sophomore Amber Jensen shot 50, senior Amanda Glenz shot 51, and senior Jena Spaulding shot 53 to complete Paynesville's four-person team total.

Team scores
1. Albany 191
2. Cathedral 196
3. Sauk Centre 197
4. Paynesville 199
5. LPGE 206
6. Melrose 212

Individual Results
Heather Fuchs (2) 45;
Amber Jensen 50;
Amanda Glenz 51;
Jena Spaulding 53;
Brittany Caldwell 56;
Marissa Mackedanz 58;
Kirsten Miller 62.

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