Amanda Kaler cruises to repeat at GF all-city golf tournament
After four standout seasons with the UND golf team, Amanda Kaler has taken it easy on the course this summer. "I haven't played a lot since the season ended," said Kaler, who is attending graduate school at UND. "I've probably played six rounds s...
After four standout seasons with the UND golf team, Amanda Kaler has taken it easy on the course this summer.
"I haven't played a lot since the season ended," said Kaler, who is attending graduate school at UND. "I've probably played six rounds since May 1."
The light routine hasn't generated much rust.
Kaler shot a 77 on Wednesday at Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks to give the Fargo native a two-day total of 161 and first place at the Grand Forks women's all-city golf tournament.
Kaler, who shot an 84 at King's Walk on Tuesday, ran away from the field. After Kaler's 161, Deb Schantzen came in second with a 189 and Martha Klevay and Shanna Field tied for third as each shot a 191.
Kaler entered the day with just a one-stroke lead on Sue Thompson and a three-stroke lead on Stephanie Moen. Thompson and Moen would have finished second and third, but did not sign their scorecards.
Kaler, the defending champion, was the only golfer to come in under 94 at Valley.
Things didn't begin well for Kaler, however, who was five over par through five holes.
But the former all-North Central Conference selection picked things up on the back nine.
"I just played real consistent," Kaler said. "I played pretty boring golf, which is usually a good thing for me."
Despite finishing her golf career at UND, Kaler said she still enjoys the game.
"I just like to play nine (holes)," she said. "I don't keep score, and I don't practice much. I like to play in these ladies tournaments. It's more about the experience than the competition."
The North Dakota state senior men's match play tournament begins today at the Grand Forks Country Club.
After today's qualifying round, match play will begin Friday and run through Sunday.
The tournament was scheduled for the Fargo Country Club but was moved to Grand Forks after spring flooding damaged the Fargo course.
Todd Baumgartner won last year's senior tournament, which was held in Minot.