Braham’s Caitlin Richmond is GRC Golf medalist

Caitlin Richmond

Sophomore Caitlin Richmond led a solid Braham effort at the Great River Conference Golf finals when she finished as meet and season medalist in the girls division.

Playing on Isle’s Fiddlestix GC on May 14, Richmond shot a 48 on the front and 41 on the back to finish at 89. The 1st-place overall finish also landed Caitlin the MVP award for the GRC.

The Bombers finished 2nd to Moose Lake-Willow River in the team standings. Also firing away at Fiddlestix were Briana Richmond (110), Lauren Vanderport (110) and Ali Anderson (112).

Dylan Altendorf

• The Braham boys were paced by Dylan Altendorf shooting a 37 on the front and finishing with an 82 at Isle, and Quinn Richmond shooting rounds of 41 and 42 to close at 83. Those two earned All-Conference honors with Q. Richmond finishing 5th on the season and Altendorf 7th.

Adding scores for the Bomber boys, who placed 4th in the final team standings, were Hunter Richmond (92) and Brandon Brown (100). The Mille Lacs Raiders went on to claim the GRC boys championship.

Quinn Richmond

• On May 10, the Braham boys clipped host Rush City 189-213. Finishing as co-medalists at 46 were Q. Richmond and Brown, with Altendorf just back at 47. Josh Eliasson added a round of 50.

Also at Bulrush GC, C. Richmond paced the girls with a 48, followed by Anderson (55), Cortney Vanderport (66) and B. Richmond (68).

C-I Girls 4th at Ruttger’s

The Cambridge-Isanti girls golf team played well in two invites last week. On May 8, the C-I team finished 4th out of eight teams in the Ranger Invite held at the Ruttger’s Bay Lake course north of Crosby.

Scoring for the Bluejackets were: Leah Schoenecker 90, Emily Sunderman 91, Megan Hallstrom 101, Anna Sunderman 105, Alyssa Rapp 105, and Megan Koester 116.

“It was fun because Bay Lake is such a beautiful golf course that is fair but tough to play,” noted C-I Coach Steve Hanson.

On Wednesday the Jackets won the runner-up trophy at the Mora Scramble, finishing 2nd out of 12 teams. All three of the C-I teams played well. Leah Schoenecker and Alyssa Rapp shot a 79 which was good for individual 2nd place medals. Emily Sunderman and Megan Hallstrom took home 4th place medals with an 80, while Megan Koester and Anna Sunderman shot 86.

“It was good to see the girls get some hardware for all of their efforts this year,” added Coach Hanson.

Jacket Boys 2nd at the Hawk

The Cambridge-Isanti boys golf team placed 2nd with a 324 at the May 9 Mississippi 8 home meet at the Purple Hawk, paced by Matt Swanson’s 75 and Jared Knutson’s 79. Nate Cox came in at 82, and Jonah Poppen hit for an 85.

On May 10, the Bluejackets slipped into a 4th-place 320 finish at Wild Marsh GC while Rogers set a conference record with a 286 team score (2-over par). Swanson used a birdie-birdie finish to close at 79. He was followed by Cox (80), Poppen (81), Knutson (84) and Austin Galligan (86).

The Jackets are currently tied for 2nd in the M-8 with Buffalo heading into the May 22 finals at Fox Hollow.