The Bomber girls golf team moved up from 4th place to finish as the Section 7A runners-up when Day 2 of the finals was hosted May 31 at Virginia GC. Freshman Caitlin Richmond led the way by qualifying for State with a 2nd-place total.
Richmond fired a 96 on Tuesday to finish nine strokes back of medalist Emily Rudquist of Deer River. She will next compete at the Class A State meet June 14-16 at Pebble Creek CC.
Brianna Richmond closed in 11th place at sections with a 98. Also shooting for the Bombers were Ali Anderson (104, 13th), Megan Schutte (115, 15th), and Lauren Vanderport (121, 25th). Mesabi East defended its team title to advance to State.
• Quinn Richmond (97) and Josh Eliasson (100) represented the Bomber boys at the section finals.
C-I Boys 10th at 7AAAs
The Bluejacket boys finished in 10th place at 504 when the 27-hole Section 7AAA meet was held at Bunker Hills GC May 31. Elk River won the title via the tie-break when both the Elks and Forest Lake came in at 469.
Ryan Lundeen opened with a 39 and closed in 19th place at 123 to lead C-I on Tuesday. Also shooting for the Bluejackets were Matt Swanson (126, 26th), Reggie Martin (127, 33rd), Jordan Knutson (128, 36th), Jared Knutson (128, 36th), and Jonah Poppen (138, 68th).
C-I Girls 7th at 7AAAs
The Bluejacket girls closed the season in 7th place with a 410 when Day 1 of the Section 7AAA meet was held at wet Princeton GC May 30.
Leah Schoenecker missed the cut by just two strokes when she led the Jackets with a 97, and Anna Sunderman shot a personal-best 106. Also firing for C-I were Emily Sunderman (102), Alyssa Rapp (105), Mgan Hallstrom (119) and Megan Koester (128).
“The girls finished strong at the conference championship with their lowest team score for the year and showed improvement throughout the season. They are looking forward to next year,” said C-I Coach Kris Vaske.