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Knights Girls' Golf Team Winds up Fourth in Conference

After some pristine weather for golfing early in the season, the girls' golf squad overcame the elements–and Cambridge-Isanti–to grab fourth in the Mississippi 8.

The girls' golf team recently wrapped up the conference season in fourth place, jumping a couple of spots with strong performances in their last two meets to finish in the top half of the league.  

"We needed to beat Cambridge-Isanti in the last two conference meets to finish fourth ahead of them, and we did," said head coach Mitch Harmoning. "Once at their own course. It was a team challenge I placed on the girls, and they responded very well."  

Kylie Slavin was named to the M8 All-Confernce team, placing sixth overall. Senior Sam Wortman finished as a All-Conferernce Honorable Mention award.

The Knights set several school records in 2012:

The team of Sam Wortman, Kylie Slavin, Maddie Malone, Kate Drimel, Megan Cichos, Karli Buckmeier, and Lucy Arndt all contributed in some combination in five of the top 10 team scores in STMA Girls Golf history.    The 365 set by Wortman, Slavin, Malone, and Drimel at Riverwood National (the team's home course) is tops.

Kylie Slavin tied the 18-hole low score with an 84 at Albion Ridges and set a nine-hole record with a 39 on the back nine at Pebble Creek. She also set a school record with a nine hole average of 44.9.

Sam Wortman climbed to the top of the career pars list with 122 over the last three and a half years of varsity golf.

"Sam was a trendsetter for the Knights with her time commitment to the game," Harmoning said. "Others are following in her footsteps. She has played in that No. 1 spot for a long time, and taken pressure off the others on her team. She will be difficult to replace."

 The Knights will play Monday (Memorial Day) in Hinckley for Section 7AAA play. 

"It will be tough competition, but we are peaking at the right time," Harmoning said. "We really are playing our best golf of the season right now." 

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