Mankato Girls Golf Invitational Photos and Results
By Joe Steck – Mankato Times
NORTH MANKATO, MINN. —- The Mankato Girls Golf Invitational took place on Saturday at the par 72 North Links Golf Course in North Mankato. Teams from Mankato East, Mankato West, New Ulm, Saint Peter, Austin and Woodbury High Schools played with Woodbury capturing the team title shooting a combined 357. Rounding out the team competition was West 386, St. Peter 405, East 408, Austin 409 and New Ulm 412.
Woodbury sophomore Aayushi Sarkar shot a 6 over 78 to win the medalist honors. The other top five finishers were East’s Camryn Steinberg 86, West’s Annie Olson 90, Maddi Hanson of Woodbury 90 and Miranda Bresnahan of St. Peter shooting 91.
I had the pleasure of walking a few holes with some of the golfers, having snippets of conversations between the holes so not to disturb their concentration. They were happy to be playing outdoors after a long winter that dragged into the spring, forcing most to practice their swings and putting at indoor facilities.
Although golf does not usually garner a large crowd on the course, these athletes are dedicated to the sport and deserving of a following. I included a large photo gallery for people to view on Facebook – trying to capture the athleticism and beauty of the game and the course. See photos at Mankato Times Facebook photo album Mankato Girls Invitational
Woodbury (357): Aayushi Sarkar 78, Maddi Hanson 90, Michelle Yang 96, Hannah Daly 93
West (386): Annie Olson 90, Rachel Anderson 96, Tealy Krosch 96, Rachel Anderson 102
St. Peter (405): Miranda Bresnahan 91, Amelia Wernsing 100, Mia Hansen 106, Kennady Legg 108
East (408): Camryn Steinberg 86, Shoshana Bruner 101, Abbie Page 107, Kezia Kim 114
Austin (409): Madi Hasley 92, Kristina Thorson 96, Signe Fadness 97, Lilla Parada 124
New Ulm (412): Abbey Frauenholtz 95, Illie Wolkow 95, Makena Otto 109, Lucy Sletta 113
The top 5 individuals are as follows:
1. Aayushi Sarkar 78 – Woodbury
2. Camryn Steinberg 86 – Mankato East
3. Annie Olson 90 – Mankato West
3. Maddi Hanson 90 – Woodbury
5. Miranda Bresnahan 91 – St. Peter