Hannah Street placed first with a score of 48.

    After weather prevented them from competing on their own course a day earlier, the Crookston Pirates battled the elements in East Grand Forks. Against EGF, Thief River Falls and Roseau in this conference meet of nine holes, Crookston took first with a combined score of 200, and Hannah Street (Sr.) came back a medalist after shooting 48.

    “It was not nice,” Pirates Head Coach Jeff Perreault said on the conditions. “We’re talking see your breath and constant rain. The only thing we were missing was that stiff north wind for the trifecta of bad weather. It was a little frustrating, but it was also a good test of their character.”

    Joslynn Leach (So.) and Dani Boyle (Jr.) followed Street each shooting a 49, and Bailey Cameron (Fr.) rounded out the Pirates’ top four scores at 54. The final two scores on Crookston’s team came from Hannah Brouse (8th Grade) at 55 and Catherine Tiedemann (So.) with 56.

    Although Perreault did not stress individual play at this unique meet, the head coach saw it as a learning experience for playing in unfavorable weather.

    “We told the girls to go out there and do the best they can in the conditions,” Perreault said. “Because you don’t know when you’re going to get conditions like this again. It could be sub-sections, and we’re playing to go on. It’s good to have meets like this early on in the season so girls can learn from it, and we can be better for it.”

    The Pirates next compete in Thief River Falls on Friday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m.