Bluejacket sophomore Jade Newman earned her first trip to State when she tied for 4th place at the two-day Section 7AAA tournament held on Hinckley’s Grand National course.
Following a two-hour lightning delay Saturday morning, Newman finished with an 81. She came back against the wind on the June 2 Day 2 round with an 80. Opening on the back, Newman birdied Nos. 14 and 15, then she eagled Hole No. 1 and birdied No. 8 on her second nine.
“After a while, you kind of got used to the delays,” said Newman after the long, wet day on Saturday. “I liked hole No. 3 since I birdied that hole, then I finished with a good two-putt par on (No.) 18.” Newman will next golf June 10-11 in the Class AAA State meet on Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
Senior teammate Anna Sunderman ended her Bluejacket golf career by shooting a 88 on Saturday to earn a return trip where she shot a 90 for a 13th-place 178 in the individual standings. Other scores for the 7th-place Bluejackets came from MollyAnn Harvey (113), Amelia Utecht (118), Elizabeth Poppen (124), and Ashley Nyblom (133).
Andover, led by medalist Sierra Langlie’s 147 total, defended its 7AAA girls team title.
Section 7AAA Girls Golf @ Grand National: Andover 663, Forest Lake 678, Elk River 681. Round 1 additional team scores: Duluth East 372, St. Francis 384, Grand Rapids 389, Cambridge-Isanti 400, Chisago Lakes 434, North Branch 451, Princeton 454, Cloquet inc.
M-8 East runners-up
On May 28, the girls finished 3rd out of six teams in the rescheduled Purple Hawk Invitational with a score of 413. Newman shot 85, Sunderman 90, Utecht 115, Evan Gorham 123, Harvey 124 and Ashley Nyblom 128.
The next day was the rescheduled M-8 East meet at Grand National where C-I was 2nd out of five teams. Newman led the Jackets with an 82, followed by Sunderman 91, Harvey 114, and Nyblom 123. Newman and Sunderman were named to the M-8 All-Conference team, with Jade being the overall East medalist throughout the season with a 42.3 average for nine holes.
Mississippi 8 Girls Golf @ North Fork: Buffalo 314, Rogers 372, Monticello 373, St. Francis 388, St. Michael-Alb. 397, Big Lake 411, Cambridge-Isanti 416, Princeton 451, Chisago Lakes 453, North Branch 469. M-8 East Final: St. Francis 62 pts, Cambridge-Isanti 49, Princeton 20, North Branch 14, Chisago Lakes 12.