Girls golf competes in two meets at Sauk Centre

This article submitted by Mackenzie Merrill on 5/5/99.

The Sauk Centre annual invitational was held on Saturday, April 24. Six of Paynesville's golfers went up against golfers from seven other teams, many of whom were new competitors.

Luckily, the weather was nice, and many girls suffered sunburn from the scorching sun.

Paynesville's number one golfer, Mary Frandson, came in after playing 18 holes, with an overall score of 90. This outstanding score placed her third individually. Maria Janotta also scored well, with a total of 110. Scoring 114 in her first varsity match was seventh grader Jena Spaulding. The team also placed third in the overall standings, with a total score of 432.

Sauk Centre meet
For their next conference meet, the Lady Bulldogs headed back to Sauk Centre on Tuesday, April 27. The weather was perfect for golfing, with it being slightly cloudy and 60 degrees.

Unfortunately, the meet was all about penalty strokes for the Paynesville golfers. With out-of-bounds on at least five holes, the girls ran into some trouble. Missing its number two golfer, Lynn Stoneburner, the team didn't lower their standing in the conference.

Mary Frandson finished with a 50, followed closely by Mackenzie Merrill with a 52. Maria Janotta was third for the team with a score of 53. Sally Heitke finished fourth with a 65. Erin O'Fallon's score of 66 broke a tie breaker with Cathedral, giving Paynesville the advantage. The medalist of the meet was Jackie Beste, Sauk Centre, who shot a 37. Sauk Centre won the meet with an overall score of 195.

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