Crookston wins second first-place finish of season.

    Jeff Perreault can’t recall the last time all of his golfers posted sub-100 scores in a meet.

    With that in hand, along with top-5 performances by Ally and Catherine Tiedemann, the Crookston Pirates girls golf team walked away with a first place finish in the Pelican Rapids Invite at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes.

    “I do not recall at a varsity invite ever having all six Pirates with sub-100 scores,” the Pirates head coach said.

    A team score of 367 handed the Pirates first-place honors ahead of second-place finisher Barnesville, who talled a 397.

    “I was very pleased with our team’s performance at Wildflower,” Perreault said. “It was an unfamiliar challenging course with difficult scoring conditions and we overcame that to win by 30 strokes.”

    Ally Tiedemann tied for individual medalist honors with Thief River Fall’s Jill Safranski with an 88 score, but took second place on a scorecard tiebreaker.

    “Ally had some struggles on the front side but in true Ally fashion found ways to score well on the back nine,” Perreault said. “Her 88 was tied for medalist and she lost the scorecard playoff for first.”

    Ally’s sister, Catherine, finished third individually with a score of 91.

    Crookston returns to action Friday and Saturday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan.

    “Hopefully this carries over into Friday at the Jordan Invite where some of the best teams in the state will be competing,” Perreault said.