Crookston golfers Ally Tiedemann and Maddie Nicholls did not show any signs of fatique in Wednesday’s golf meet.
Pure determination lifted the pair to post better scores.
“Both of them improved so that’s nice,” Crookston girls head coach Jeff Perreault said. “Sometimes the second day of the tournament you’re physically tired, you’re mentally tired and you shoot a higher score. These two were determined to come out and shoot a better score and they both did so very proud of that.”
Junior Ally Tiedemann tied for seventh place individually at the Class AA State Golf Tournament in Jordan with Detroit Lakes’ Shelby Busker with a 161. Tiedemann shot 40-42 on the first day and 42-37 on the second day.
“She has it in her goals to win the state tournament,” Perreault said. “She’s the type of person that practices with determination and works very hard on her game. She wants to be a golfer.”
Senior teammate Maddie Nicholls tied for 37th place individually with Hermantown’s Megan Chaffey with a 180. Nicholls shot 45-49 on the first day and 42-44 on the second day.
“(Maddie) went out and shot a score that she was capable of (yesterday) and that has to make her proud and it certainly makes me proud.”
Nicholls is one of two members of the girls golf team leaving the team due to graduation.
“She’s been a great kid for our golf program,” Perreault said. “Very hard working, puts in a lot of extra time. She’s one of those kids it’s hard to say goodbye to, people who work hard like that.”
Crookston senior Elise Tangquist also departs from the team.
“Elise Tangquist is just a great kid and a fantastic role model for the younger kids,” Perreault said. “Those two (seniors) are going to be greatly missed.”
Visitation senior Anni Heck took inidividual honors with a 144.
Detroit Lakes won the team championship with a 649, four strokes ahead of second-place finisher Lake City.
Anderson ties for 32nd
Sitting in 40th place after the first day of the state golf tournament, Crookston senior Dane Anderson improved on the second day to finish in a tie for 32nd place with a 155.
“He struck the ball really well (yesterday,)” Crookston boys head coach Steve Kofoed said. “He got off to a much better start.”
Anderson shot 37-41 on the first day and 40-37 on the second day.
“(Dane) knew for sure he was going to move up a few spots and he ended up moving up by eight,” Kofoed said.
Red Wing sophomore Cecile Belisle won individual honors with a 139.
The Blake School won team honors with a 587. Detroit Lakes finished third with a 605, four strokes behind Holy Family.