Royal girls still in thick of MRC golf race

The Watertown-Mayer girls’ golf team missed out on first place by a single stroke during a conference meet on Tuesday, May 7, at Shadowbrooke Golf Course.

Belle Plaine won the meet with a 200, while Watertown-Mayer and Jordan tied for second at 201 in what is shaping up as a tight Minnesota River Conference race. Through two conference meets, the Royals are in third place, but trail Jordan by nine strokes and Belle Plaine by only one stroke.

Jordan’s Trianna Thong earned medalist honors at last week’s meet with a 41. Hallie Harding turned in Watertown-Mayer’s top score, a 46, which was good for fourth place.

Also for Watertown-Mayer, Sarah Horlocker shot a 51 and Tiffany Anderson and Alli Lague both shot 52s. Madeline Nolan shot a 57 and Lyndzi Durkin shot a 58.

“We played really solid, 1 through 6,” Watertown-Mayer coach Tyler Finkelson said. “Every girl shot below 60 and hit some really good shots, so we are playing more consistently. We missed out on first place by one stroke and are nine strokes off the conference lead, so our goal is to win the MRC. We’ll have to shoot a little lower in order for that to happen, but I think the girls’ are pretty motivated.”

The girls also were at an invitation Thursday May 9, at Pebble Creek, and Monday, May 13 at Valley View Golf Club for an MRC meet. The Royals will be in action Friday, May 17, for an invitational at Hutchinson, and on Saturday, May 18, for an invitational at Mankato East. On Monday, May 20, they’ll host the conference meet at Timber Creek Golf Course at 9 a.m.


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