Woodbury girls golf: Royals take second at Highland NationalThe Woodbury girls golf team finished near the head of the pack in a Suburban East Conference match at Highland National Golf Course in St. Paul.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury girls golf team finished near the head of the pack in a Suburban East Conference match at Highland National Golf Course in St. Paul, taking second place with a 183 team score, on Thursday, April 28. Fellow District 833 club East Ridge was eighth with a 203 score. Stillwater finished in first place with a commanding 162 total in the nine-hole meet. White Bear Lake was third with a 184. Individual scores were not available.
On Monday, April 2, the Royals finished in fifth place and the Raptors took fourth place in the 10-team conference meet at Midland Hills Country Club.
Woodbury senior Mary Sweeney finished in second place overall, out of 60 golfers, with a 39 nine-hole score on the par-36 course, just a few strokes back of match medalist Celia Kuenster of Cretin-Derham Hall, who shot a 35.
For Woodbury, in addition to Sweeney, Kari Johnson shot a 49, Maggie Sweeney carded a 50, Natalya Thakur shot 51, Katie Moore had a 53 and Kalley Hakes scored a 55. Individual scores for East Ridge were not available.
“It was a great day for golf and the girls dropped a lot of strokes compared to their scores from last week,” Woodbury co-head coach Cortnee Den Herder said.
“I saw a lot of improvement on the course, smart decisions being made and great club choices.”
Woodbury and East Ridge competed in an SEC match on Tuesday, May 3, at North Oaks Country Club, after the Bulletin went to press. East Ridge was also in an invitational on Monday, May 2, at Forest Lake after the Bulletin went to press.
Next, Woodbury will compete in an invitational at Minnewaska Golf Club on Friday, May 6. Both Woodbury and East Ridge will be back in SEC play on Monday, May 9, at the White Bear Yacht Club.