Golf State Tournament 2022 Advance
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022 - 5:11 PM
Three traditional state tournament sites will host the Minnesota State High School League’s Golf State Tournaments on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. The Class A event is at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker and the Class AA field will gather at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. The Class AAA tournament is at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
Here are some players and teams to watch during the tournaments:
The Fertile-Beltrami boys return to defend their team title. The Falcons are also the only team returning from last year’s qualifying field. Senior Rylin Petry, who won individual honors in 2021, is the top golfer for Fertile-Beltrami. Ryan Engel, a junior from Ada-Borup-West, is looking to improve on last year's runner-up individual showing.
The Lac qui Parle Valley girls’ returns in search of its second consecutive team championship. Two additional teams return from the 2021 field: Park Christian, the Class A runner-up and fifth-place Fillmore Central. Lac qui Parle senior Sarah Halvorson tied for the individual championship in 2021.
Cloquet is the defending champion and leads a field of five returning team qualifiers in the boys’ event. The Lumberjacks are followed by Totino-Grace, the runner-up last season, Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa (fifth), Roseau (sixth) and New London-Spicer (eighth). New London-Spicer senior Peyton Coahran placed third in 2021.
Lake City returns to defend its crown in the girls’ team event. The Tigers are joined by five additional qualifiers from the 2021 field: Providence Academy (runner-up), Fergus Falls (third), Minnewaska Area/BBE (fourth), Pequot Lakes (fifth) and St. Croix Lutheran Academy (sixth). Perham senior Mallory Belka is a returning individual champion. She is joined by Lake City sophomore Jordana Windhorst Knudsen (runner-up) and Providence Academy junior Grace Petzold (third).
Edina was the big-school runner-up in 2021 and it returns to lead the field a season later. Eastview (third) and Alexandria Area (fifth) also return from last year’s field. Northfield senior Nate Stevens is the returning Class AAA champion.
Six teams, including the defending champion from Alexandria Area, return in the girls’ team competition. The Cardinals are joined by: Maple Grove (runner-up), Edina (third), Eden Prairie (fourth), Eastview (fifth) and Stillwater Area (sixth). Simley sophomore Reese McCauley returns to defend her individual title. Roseville Area junior Olivia Salonek, the runner-up in 2021, also returns.
Complete information and results can be found on the boys and girls golf activity pages.