Maurer earns state berth for Benson girls golf team

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Alissa Maurer, shown putting from just off the 15th green in Benson, earned a trip to the State Tourney.

Alissa Maurer overcame a tough first day during the Section 5A Girls Golf Tournament by shooting a 93 on the second day and earn the final state tournament berth by one shot.

Maurer had a 110 the first day and sat in 21st place before shooting the fourth-best score of the second day to climb into eighth place overall.

Maurer became the fifth girls’ golfer to reach state in BHS history, joining Jenny Sullivan (1992), Chelsa Dooley (2004 and 2005), Abby Fragodt (2008 and 2009), and Lauren Alsaker (2009 and 2010).

Lac qui Parle easily won the Section 5A title with a 720 score, but Benson placed second overall with a 840 total, followed by Lakeview (888) and West Central Area (890).

LQP sends its entire team to state along with the top five golfers from the other teams -- Jessica St. Martin of West Central Area (187), Ella Mork of Dawson-Boyd (194), Makayla Rasset, of Ortonville (195), Rachel Lund of Dawson-Boyd (196), and Alissa Maurer (203).

The State Girls Class A Golf Tournament is set for June 11-12...


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