East Ridge girls golf: Raptors take fourth in section, but season endsThe East Ridge girls golf team’s season came to an end at the two-day Section 3AAA Championship Tournament, held between Phalen Golf Course in St. Paul and Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids last week.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The East Ridge girls golf team’s season came to an end at the two-day Section 3AAA Championship Tournament, held between Phalen Golf Course in St. Paul and Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids last week.
With its finish in the top five on day No. 1, the Raptors earned a trip to day No. 2 and finished in fourth place overall in the 11-team section. However, East Ridge wasn’t able to send an individual golfer to this year’s state meet.
Overall, East Ridge shot a 718 with a 359 on the first day and a 359 on the second day. Eastview won the Section 3AAA championship with a 672.
Out of section play, only one team advances to state, based on the two-day total, along with five individuals not on the top team.
East Ridge sophomore Andriel Aimua had the Raptors’ top two-day total, shooting a 174, with an 85 on the first day and an 89 on the second day. Her score was good for 7th place overall out of those not on Eastview’s roster. East Ridge sophomore Taylor Anderson carded the Raptors’ second-best score, shooting a 179 with a 92 on the first day and an 87 on the second day. East Ridge senior Celina Spencer shot a 182 for the Raptors third-best score and sophomore Molly Richardson shot a 184 to round out the Raptors’ top four.
Eastview senior Sara Detlefson had the top score – 154 to win the section title.
East Ridge graduates three seniors from its 2012 roster – Spencer, Ashley Lehner and Lindsey Garaghty.