Red River golfers win again on Grand Forks course
Home sweet home rings true for the Grand Forks Red River girls golf team. Lily Bredemeier became the second Roughrider to claim medalist honors at a meet this season, leading Red River to the team title Tuesday at the Red River Invitational at Ki...
Home sweet home rings true for the Grand Forks Red River girls golf team.
Lily Bredemeier became the second Roughrider to claim medalist honors at a meet this season, leading Red River to the team title Tuesday at the Red River Invitational at King's Walk Golf Course.
Bredemeier shot a 79 and teammate Lexi Laframboise tied for third with an 83 as the Riders shot a 341, beating runner-up Fargo Shanley High School by 12 strokes. Grand Forks Central finished sixth with a 378.
Red River's other medalist this season was Laframboise, who won at the Central Invitational at Grand Forks Country Club.
Red River coach Eric Sanders said it's no coincidence the Riders have done well at the two local courses, winning team titles at each meet. "You feel more confident on your local courses,'' Sanders said. "You know what to expect, coming out to play on courses you play every day.
"Lily played really well. She's hitting the ball better lately, and she's putted pretty well lately.''
Bredemeier shot a par-36 on the front nine to spark her to the title by one stroke over Fargo North's Tonya Berg. Bredemeier has been a top-five finisher in each of the previous five Eastern Dakota Conference meets this season, including four runner-up finishes.
Bredemeier’s 79 was the second time this season -- and the second in her last three meets -- she's achieved a sub-80 score.
"I'm playing more confidently,'' Bredemeier said. "When you shoot low rounds consistently, you build that confidence. You see what you can do.''
Red River's score was 20 strokes lower than in its last meet. The defending state champion Riders have had an up-and-down season. While they’ve won four times and finished no lower than third in any meet, their team score has fluctuated 13 or more strokes from one meet to the next all season.
"Some of that has to do with the difficulty of the course you're playing,’’ Sanders said. "And we have been a little up and down. We've been able to count on Lily, Lexi and Kelly (DeBeltz) all year. They've definitely been our most consistent players. The other girls have shown flashes of good golf, but it hasn't happened every time out.''
Clara Hanson shot an 86 to place fifth and lead Central. The Knights reduced their team score for the fourth consecutive meet while finishing with a team-low score for the season.
"It was a good day,'' GFC coach Nate Olson said. "Our No. 6 girl (Rylee Watson with a 99) broke 100. She gave us boost. And Clara was at 86 for the second straight meet. She's getting more consistent.''
Red River Invitational At GF King’s Walk, Tuesday
GF Red River 341, Fargo Shanley 353, West Fargo Sheyenne 359, Fargo North 366, Fargo Davies 370, GF Central 378, Fargo South 392, Wahpeton 399, West Fargo 411
Top 10 individuals
- Lily Bredemeier, RR, 79; 2. Tonya Berg, FN, 80; 3. (tie) Lexi Laframboise, RR, and Maggie Manson, Shey, 83; 5. Clara Hanson, GFC, 86; 6. (tie) Jessica Koerselman, Shey, Greta McArthur, Shan, Sophie Keelin, Shan, and Julia Wold, Shan, 88; 10. (tie) Kelly DeBeltz, RR, Ava Olson, FD, Allison Schmidt, Shey, Payton Asche, FD, Ellie Wilcox, South, and Ellie Baumgartner, Shan, 89
Other Red River scorer
Julia Miller 90
Other GF Central scorers
Sydney Hanson 92, Rylee Watson 99, Lilly Hodgson 101