By Kristen Beyer
The Mound Westonka High School girls golf team competed in the Section 5AA meet June 1 and 5 at Pebble Creek Country Club in Becker, Minnesota. It was the first time in the team’s history that the White Hawks qualified as a team to return to the second day of competition.
Junior Clara Godoy-Henderson, senior Ryann Beyer, junior Tiana Blix and eighth-grader Avery Finck were the top four White Hawks golfers that helped secure MWHS’s spot in the second day of competition. Junior Sarah Liedman and Morgan McFadden rounded out the varsity squad. Godoy-Henderson led the team scores with an 89, followed by Beyer at 93, Blix at 96 and Finck at 112. After the first day of team play, Breck led the pack with a score of 341, followed by Mound Westonka at 390, Dassel-Cokato at 393 and Holy Family at 399.
The White Hawks were able to continue the steady performance on Monday, which earned them second place at Sections, again making history for the team. Breck held their lead for first place. Holy Family finished in third, knocking Dassel-Cokato into fourth place.
Two of the six White Hawks golfers, Godoy-Henderson and Beyer, were able to qualify for state by placing in the top five individuals that were not on the winning team. Breck took top honors with four golfers taking first through fourth place. Godoy-Henderson was only three strokes behind to finish in fifth with a two-day score of 173. Beyer advanced to state with a score of 186.
White Hawks head coach Pam Garvais said, “It’s been 10 years since we have had a girl qualify for state, so I’m just so excited that two girls are able go this year!”
Both Beyer and Godoy-Henderson will play June 13 and 14 at The Ridges of Sand Creek in Jordan, Minnesota. Find more information on the Minnesota State High School League website.
Photos by Kristen Beyer
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