Mustangs close out golf season at state tournament

The girls golf team had the honor of being the final athletes from Mounds View High School competing in the 2015-16 school year. Six Mustangs wrapped up the spring season by playing in the Class AAA state tournament on June 14-15 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids.

Mounds View, making its second team state appearance in three years, put up a team score of 713 and finished eighth. 

Senior Kristen Cash, playing in the state tournament for the third time, posted the team’s lowest score with a two-day total of 157. That mark left her in a tie for fourth place along with Woodbury senior Annemarie Fisher, Alexandria junior Bridget Amundson and Northfield’s Molly Stevens.

Cash and Fisher tied for the third-best score by golfers from the Suburban East Conference. Stillwater freshman Cayla Kim led the SEC contingent by firing a 150 and finished tied for fourth. Forest Lake senior Kate Schaaf was second with a 151, which put her alone in seventh place.

In her three appearances at the state tournament, Cash finished 28th as a sophomore with a score of 165, 10th as a junior with a 159 and 14th as a senior with a 157.

Following Cash in Mounds View’s lineup was junior Anna Roesler, who tied for 68th with Stillwater freshman Catherine Monty. Both golfers carded scores of 182.

Senior Sara Wendt and Buffalo junior Jordan Wurm tied for 71st place with scores of 184. Sophomore Mia Wendt landed in 77th place with a 190, senior Lauren Ganske finished 79th with a 197 and freshman Rachel Ganske was 85th with a score of 206.

The Class AAA individual state champion was New Prague’s Taylor Ledwein, who took home the title by six strokes with a total of 143. Edina captured the team championship as its top five players finished in the top 10 of the individual standings. The Hornets beat out runner-up Forest Lake by 36 shots with a team score of 600.

The Suburban East Conference was an unavoidable presence at the state tournament. Four teams from the SEC captured section titles and participated in the state meet. As mentioned earlier, Forest Lake finished second with a score of 636. Stillwater took fourth place at 656 and Woodbury was seventh with a 691.


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








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