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Paynesville Press - May 24, 2006

Girl golfers finish eighth in conference

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs girls' golf team finished eighth in the West Central Conference North after their final three conference meets last week. The Dogs took seventh at Melrose on Monday, May 15, and took eighth at two meets at New London-Spicer on Tuesday, May 16.

Amber Jensen Junior Marissa Mackedanz earned All Conference honors for the second straight year in golf, finishing eighth in the individual conference standings after finishing ninth last year. The top 14 scorers throughout the season earn All Conference honors in golf.

Senior Amber Jensen led the Dogs with a round of 49 at Melrose on Monday, May 15. She also shot rounds of 48 and 50 at NL-S on Tuesday. She finished four strokes from earning All Conference honors.

Mackedanz shot rounds of 43 and 44 at NL-S on Tuesday to lock up her All Conference honors.

Senior Amber Jensen missed earning All Conference honors by four strokes. She missed earning All Conference honors last year by 12 strokes. She was All Conference as a ninth grader.

At Melrose, the Dogs took seventh on Monday, May 15, and moved two points ahead of LPGE and Melrose in the conference standings. But the Dogs finished eighth at both meets on Tuesday and were passed by both Melrose, which finished sixth, and LPGE, which finished seventh.

Minnewaska won both meets on Tuesday at NL-S - one held at NL-S instead of a home conference meet for the Lakers - and won the conference title over Albany.

The final conference standings were: Minnewaska (61); Albany (58); Cathedral (49); Sauk Centre (39); New London-Spicer (29); Melrose (19); LPGE (17); and Paynesville (16).

At Melrose, Jensen led the Dogs by shooting 49. Mackedanz added a 52, and junior Cassandra Olmscheid and sophomore Meghan Doll both shot 62s to complete the Dogs' team score.

At NL-S on Tuesday, Mackedanz shot 43 in the first meet with Jensen adding a 50, Olmscheid a 59, and Doll a 63, as LPGE edged the Dogs by one stroke. Had the Dogs tied, they would have taken seventh at the meet on a tiebreaker and reversed the overall conference standings, taking seventh with LPGE finishing eighth.

In the second meet at NL-S, Mackedanz shot 44, Jensen 48, Doll 64, and sophomore Natasha Fangmeier and Olmscheid both shot 66s. The Dogs finished six strokes behind NL-S as Melrose took fifth and LPGE took sixth.

This week, the Dogs competed in subsections at Becker on Monday, May 22. If anyone advances by finishing in the top ten, sections will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 a.m. at Rich-Spring Golf Course.

at Melrose (Monday, May 15)
1. Albany 177
2. Minnewaska 180B
3. St. Cloud Cathedral 186
4. Sauk Centre 192
5. New London-Spicer 198
6. Melrose 208
7. Paynesville 225
8. LPGE 230

Individual Results
Paynesville - Amber Jensen 49; Marissa Mackedanz 52; Meghan Doll 62; Cassandra Olmscheid 62; Natasha Fangmeier 65; Karla Leitzman 66.

at NL-S (Tuesday, May 16)
1. Minnewaska 165
2. Albany 172
3. St. Cloud Cathedral 185
4. Sauk Centre 188
5. New London-Spicer 199
6. Melrose 212
7. LPGE 214
8. Paynesville 215

Individual Results
Paynesville - Mackedanz 43; Jensen 50; Olmscheid 59; Doll 63; Fangmeier 65; Leitzman 69.

at NL-S (Tuesday, May 16)
1. Minnewaska 160
2. Albany 178
3. St. Cloud Cathedral 185
4. Sauk Centre 187
5. Melrose 206
6. LPGE 212
7. New London-Spicer 216
8. Paynesville 222

Individual Results
Paynesville - Mackedanz 44; Jensen 48; Doll 64; Fangmeier 66; Olmscheid 66; Leitzman 71.

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