The Mille Lacs Raiders golfers completed a successful Section 7A tournament last week with their lone girls competitor, Isle senior Xanna Pedersen, earning her third straight ticket to the state tournament, and the boys 5-man team winning a very handsome second-place trophy. Along with that, Teagen Haggberg shot well enough to earn his second straight berth in the state tournament.
Because of poor weather, the tourney became a 27-hole event instead of 36 holes.
Pedersen shot a fine, 9-hole score of 41 the first day and followed with a commendable 90 on day two to finish second among the five girls who were going to state as individuals.
Haggberg, a sophomore from Isle, placed fourth among the five state qualifiers with a 27-hole total of 122.
The Raiders team total of 586, which earned Mille Lacs the second-place finish, wound up just two strokes better than third-place Braham and Cass Lake/Bena.
Northwoods’ boys and girls teams won the Section 7A titles and will represent the section at the state Class A Tournament staged at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker in mid-June.
“We could not be more pleased with how things turned out for us,” Raiders coach Travis Turgeon said. “We had to have all our five guys shoot well and that is what they did. And to have two of our players qualify for state, was great. ”