Detroit Lakes represent boys and girls successfully at stateFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There's no pressure in sports like the one where you are expected to win. The Detroit Lakes girls golf team has met those expectations as they successfully defended their championship.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There's no pressure in sports like the one where you are expected to win. The Detroit Lakes girls golf team has met those expectations as they successfully defended their championship.
Even a soggy day couldn’t prevent this storybook ending for the Detroit Lakes girls golf team. Not only did they run away with a second straight team title, two Laker players got to share the individual crown and they all got to share a championship tradition.
Trisa Hutchinson, Finished in 7th Place: “Hard work finally paid off. All those long hours on the course, it feels incredible, I'm so proud of my team, we had a short season, only got to play 9 holes today but we got it done. We had fun doing it.”
Individually day one leader Natalie Roth got off to a great start with this long birdie on 10, she'd finish two over. That opened the door for 2012 champ Kate Smith. The sophomore shot par for a second straight day and earned a share of the title with Roth.
Kate Smith, 2nd Straight State Title: “It's kind of a storybook ending. Going into today I was like, I don't want my teammates to do bad, but I also want to do good.”
Natalie Roth, 2013 State Co-Medalist: “I'm overwhelmed with emotion. It's a huge goal that I finally accomplished and can check off my list. It's just awesome.”
The Laker boys fell short of a third straight title. Staples-Motley edged them by seven strokes with a final total of 443. Karter Smith finished his Laker career with all-state honors finishing seventh with a score of 110. Austin Rusness carded a 113. While Michael Herzog closed out his year with a 114. The runner-up finish made for a proud coach.
Bob Gorden, Detroit Lakes Boys Coach: “They've had a fantastic run, three of 'em have been here for four years and they got fifth, two titles and then second so you can be disappointed, but also got to be proud.”
Fergus Falls Levi Soydara finished one stroke away from the top 10, with a 112.