The Minnesota state golf tournament begins tomorrow in JordanFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Minnesota state golf tournament begins tomorrow in Jordan and both the Detroit Lakes boys and girls team are favorites to bring home the title for 2nd straight year and this is a complete team effort.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Minnesota state golf tournament begins tomorrow in Jordan and both the Detroit Lakes boys and girls team are favorites to bring home the title for 2nd straight year and this is a complete team effort.
In search of a 3rd consecutive state title, the Detroit Lakes boys golf team isn't sneaking up on anyone.
Bob Gorden- DL Boy's Golf Coach: "We go down with the idea that we play our golf ball play golf course don't worry about the other teams; and see what happens."
Austin Rusness- Detroit Lakes Sr. Golfer: "We got 6 guys that can shoot even par any day of the week; that's good."
Good is an understatement, the Lakers feature 5 of the top 7 ranked golfers in the state, led by 2-time state runner-up Karter Smith, who will get his last chance to claim a state title.
Karter Smith- 2nd Time State AA Runner-up: "It be tough obviously it's a goal so many good players and there's players on my team all 5 of them can be indiviudal champ; so many good players."
The numbers don't lie; the Detroit Lakes boys golf team is the best golf team in the state. I mean the girls Detroit Lakes golf team is the best team in the state.
The girls have the pressure of defending a state title, as well. But, it hasn't phased them so far this season. They lead the state in scoring average by 12 strokes.
Natalie Roth- Detroit Lakes Jr. Golfer: "There's 6 girls a bad day 82 or 83 that doesn't happen too often."
Trisa Huchinson- Detroit Lakes Jr. Golfer: "Makes it easier going to practice when you have girls around you that want to do the same exact thing you do want to work harder and get better every single day."
Kate Smith, the younger sister of Karter, leads the girls squad, last year she made history at state, becoming the youngest champion ever as an 8th grader. But, she's more focused on another team title.
Kate Smith- Defending State AA Champ: "When people expect you to win you don't want to disappoint them but i think we all trust each other and work hard."
And that hard work, could result in more hardware for the Lakers.
Our coverage from Jordan begins tomorrow with highlights at 6.