Woodbury girls golf: Moore represents Royals at state, takes 37th
Woodbury's Katie Moore finished off a stellar season at last week's Minnesota Girls Golf State Tournament.
Moore, a junior All-Conference golfer for the Royals, finished in 37th place out of 88 competitors in the Class AAA State Tournament, held June 12 and 13 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Moore shot a 175 at the two-day, 36-hole tournament to end in a five-way tie for 37th place. On the par-72 course, Moore carded an 85 on the first day and a 90 on the second day. Woodbury's No. 1 golfer all year, Moore scored a 42 and 43 on day No. 1, then came back with an up-and-down second day that featured her best round of the tournament with a 41 on the front, and her worst with a 49 on the back nine.
Cretin-Derham Hall sophomore Celia Kuenster won the individual state title with a 141, edging New Prague sophomore McKenzie Neisen, who shot 143. Kuenster and Cassie Deeg of Stillwater shared medalist honors in 2011. However, Deeg took third this year. New Prague won the team title with a 661 four-person, two-day total, beating out defending state champion Wayzata (670) and Stillwater, which finished in second place for a second straight year (669).
Moore qualified for her first individual state tournament by finishing among the top five in the Section 3AAA Championship Tournament, held between Phalen Golf Course in St. Paul and Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Out of section play, only one team advances to state, based on the two-day total, along with five individuals not on the top team. Moore led the way for Woodbury on both days, shooting a 77 on the first day - the top score overall on day No. 1 - and an 84 on the second day for a 161. The Royals, who were the defending section champions, took fifth place overall.