Crimson girls’ golf team places 5th in conference

A regular season that included snow and rain delays and a record 95 degree day has come to an end for the Maple Grove girls’ golf team.

Like all golfers this spring, the Maple Grove Crimson golf team members have found that umbrellas are as essential as golf clubs in this strange spring season. Crimson pictured are left to right: Kayla Conklin, Kathryn Fox, Kristin Stoffels, Kasey Nelson, Sarah Ericson and Jillian Klasen.

Like all golfers this spring, the Maple Grove Crimson golf team members have found that umbrellas are as essential as golf clubs in this strange spring season. Crimson pictured are left to right: Kayla Conklin, Kathryn Fox, Kristin Stoffels, Kasey Nelson, Sarah Ericson and Jillian Klasen.

A day of bright sun and clear skies greeted the Crimson for the 18-hole Conference Championship at Bunker Hills Friday, May 24. The team entered in fifth place. A strong showing by Blaine, Andover, and Elk River dominated the top three positions. Kristin Stoffels paced the Crimson with an 86 and Maple Grove took fifth place in the conference.

Stoffels earned All Conference honors and Honorable Mention All Conference was awarded to junior Jillian Klasen.

“I hope we will have a normal spring next year,” Crimson coach Randy Glasmann said. “The girls certainly got experience playing in trying conditions. I never thought I’d be handing out hand warmer packets for a match in May.”

The Crimson’s final week of regular season also included hosting two matches at Cedar Creek with Champlin Park, Elk River and Andover. The Crimson came out on top with a win over Champlin Park. Senior captain Kristin Stoffels led the team with a 42. Completing the scoring were Jillian Klasen, Sarah Ericson and Kasey Nelson.

Andover and Elk River came to Cedar Creek last Tuesday and demonstrated why they were ranked second and third in the conference. Their fire power was just too much for the Crimson even though MG had three of four scores in the 40’s.

The final match of the season was played at Majestic Oaks against Blaine. Blaine posted some very low scores all during the season. This match was no exception.  MG’s best wasn’t good enough to defeat the eventual conference champion. Team medalist for the day was Jillian Klasen with a 46.

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