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Girls Golf: Woodbury, East Ridge, New Life have strong weeks to finish out regular season

Thursday

Woodbury and East Ridge rounded out the week with a competition at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids on Thursday. The two teams competed against 22 teams in 18 holes and Woodbury ended the day in fifth place, while East Ridge finished in ninth place.

Aayushi Sarkar led the Royals with a score of 74, while Maddi Hanson ended the day with a score of 89. Waverly Yang was right behind her with a score of 93.

Allison Beix and Laine Aeilts helped Woodbury with their scores of 99 and 104, while Elizabeth Molnau rounded out the team with a score of 124.

Georgia Holt led the Raptors with a score of 88, while Kyra Venne was right behind her with a score of 89. Bethany Habenna and Kennedy Uzpen ended right next to each other with scores of 96 and 97 respectively.

Lauren Forseth was right behind them with a score of 99, while Lindsey Spolidoro rounded out the team with a 103.

Wednesday

The New Life Academy girls golf team traveled to Eagle Valley as they played two nine-hole matches for postponements earlier in the season.

Rachel Mueller and Kendra Stone led the team with scores of 46 each, while Anna Bettmann finished the day with a 49. Claire Wallerick rounded out the team with a score of 54.

The Eagles finished with a team score of 195, which was one stroke behind the first and second teams, so New Life finished in third place.

The Eagles ended the conference season in third place as a team and had three golfers named All-Conference including Mueller, Stone and Bettmann.

Tuesday

Woodbury and East Ridge traveled to River Oaks Golf Course on Tuesday for another conference match.

The Raptors ended the day in fourth place with a score of 174, while the Royals came in right behind them in fifth place with a score of 175.

East Ridge had Kyra Venne lead the team with a score of 42, but Georgia Holt was right behind her with a score of 43. Lindsey Spolidoro had a strong day with a score of 44, while Kennedy Uzpen finished with a 45.

Bethany Habbena finished the day with a 51 and Lauren Mortenson rounded out the team with a 57.

Woodbury was led by two golfers as Maddi Hanson and Waverly Yang each scored a 41 on the day. Aayushi Sarkar was right behind them with a score of 44.

Laine Aeilts finished the day in the 40's with a score of 49. Michelle Yang withdrew from the match on Tuesday, but the four scores allowed the Royals to have a team score.

Monday

East Ridge and Woodbury traveled to the Stillwater Country Club on Monday for multiple conference matches. They played two nine-hole tournaments on Monday to make up a couple matches throughout the regular season.

The first nine holes were hosted by Stillwater and the last nine were hosted by Mounds View. Either way, East Ridge and Woodbury fought for top five positions in each tournament.

In the first nine holes, East Ridge and Woodbury tied for second place behind Roseville with a score of 162. The second nine holes allowed the Raptors to jump up to first place with a team score of 165, while the Royals finished in third place with a score of 172.

East Ridge had three golfers finish in the top 10 for the first nine holes including Kyra Venne who was the top finisher with a score of 36. Kennedy Uzpen and Georgia Holt rounded out the top 10 with scores of 40 and 41 respectively.

Woodbury also had a handful of golfers in the top 20 for the first nine holes. Aayushi Sarkar and Michelle Yang led the Royals with scores of 39 each which put them in the top 10.

Maddi Hanson landed in 12th as she finished with a 41 and Waverly Yang ended the day with a score of 43 which put her 18th overall.

In the second nine holes at Stillwater, East Ridge had the same three golfers finish in the top four. Venne was the top golfer again with a score of 38, while Holt and Uzpen each scored 40 to give the Raptors that top spot as a team.

Woodbury had three golfers stacked from ninth to 11th and all of them scored a 42. Those three golfers included Sarkar, Hanson and Waverly Yang.

The two teams will head over to River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove for another conference match on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m.

New Life takes third at Cedar Creek

The New Life Academy girls golf team finished third on Monday at Cedar Creek in Albertville as the Eagles finished with a team score of 193.

Rachel Mueller led the Eagles with a score of 45, while Kendra Stone followed behind her with a score of 47. Anna Bettmann and Claire Wallerick rounded out the team with a 48 and 53 respectively to help New Life with its third-place finish.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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