Area preps tee it up at state

Kyle Brodt (submitted photo)
Kyle Brodt (submitted photo)

A pair of Roseville-area high school students saw their spring sports seasons extended by an extra week. They participated in last week’s state golf tournaments.

Rachel Bruns
Bruns, a freshman at Roseville Area High School, played in the Class AAA girls state tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. This was her first appearance at state.

Bruns shot a two-day score of 206, which put her in 83rd place. Her day-one score was 99 (47-92) and on day two she shot 107 (54-53).

New Prague junior Taylor Ledwein won the individual championship with a two-round score of 149, which put her four strokes ahead of the two runners-up.

Edina claimed the team championship, finishing 27 shots ahead of second-place Buffalo.

Bruns qualified for state by shooting a two-day score of 177 in the Section 4AAA tournament at Tanner’s Brook in Forest Lake on May 26 and 28. Her score put her in seventh place overall and fourth among golfers who weren’t members of the section-winning team. Bruns opened the section tournament by shooting an 85 and followed that up with a 92 on day two.

Kyle Brodt

Brodt, a Roseville resident and recently-graduated senior at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, played in the Class AA boys state tournament at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Brodt, making his second state appearance, finished in a five-way tie for 14th place.

Brodt fired a two-day score of 150 and was rather consistent through the whole tournament. His opening day score was 76 (37-39) and he followed that up with a 74 (37-37) on day two. He finished in a tie with Detroit Lakes senior Ben Mallow, St. Anthony Village senior Ben Peterson, Dassel-Cokato senior Troy Ryynanen and Mound-Westonka junior Anson Kuznik.

The 150 that Peterson shot left him 12 strokes out of first place, which went to Blake sophomore Reece Sanders. He won the individual title by four strokes with a two-day score of 138.

Blake also claimed a share of the team championship as it finished tied with Mankato East. Both teams finished 15 shots ahead of third-place Holy Family Catholic.

Last year as a junior, Brodt also shot 150 (72-78) at state and finished in a five-way tie for 16th place.

This fall, Brodt is taking his golf talents to the collegiate level. He will enroll at St. Mary’s University in Winona and play on the Cardinals’ men’s golf team.

Brodt is the son of Roseville Area High School girls hockey coach Vic Brodt and his wife Jen.

Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


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