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Farmington girls' golf has best sections finish since 2007

Junior Lauren Jorgensen was one of three Tiger golfers to qualify for day two of the Section 1AAA meet and finished tied-for-24th with a score of 204. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Freshman Aspen Ball finished in a tie-for-27th after being one of three Tiger golfers to qualify for day two of the Section 1AAA meet May 28-29 at Legacy Golf. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Eighth grader Madison Kadrlik was one of three Tiger golfers who qualified for day two of the Section 1AAA meet May 28-29 at Legacy Golf and finished tied-for-29th with a 213. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

The Farmington Tigers girls' golf team ended their season at the Section 1AAA meet on May 28-29 at Legacy Golf in Faribault, and head coach Keith Revels said that from what they could find, it was the Tigers' best sections finish since 2007.

Farmington last qualified for day two of the section meet in 2007 and this year, they were just 12 strokes behind Rochester Century to advance and finished in seventh. After the first nine holes, Revels said they were only one stroke behind Century but ended up losing ground. Last year, the Tigers finished 11th out of 12 teams and were last in 2017.

They shot a first day team score of 434 and had three individuals advance two day two, the most the team has had with Revels as head coach. Eighth grader Madison Kadrlik shot a 108, freshman Aspen Ball came in with a 102 and junior Lauren Jorgenson shot a 104, all to move on to day two. Those who did not qualify were eighth grader Makenna Kadrlik who shot a 120, fellow eighth grader Shelby Burns with a 123 and right behind Burns was senior Jenna Gerold with a 124.

On day two, Jorgenson shot a 100 for a two-day score of 204, which put her in a tie-for-24th. Ball came in with a 105 for a total of 207 and she finished in a tie-for-27th. Madison Kadrlik tied-for-29th after shooting a 105 on day two for a total score of 213. Emma Welch of Lakeville North was the medalist for the individual competition with a score of 151 and the top team was Lakeville North with a two-day total of 686, 18 strokes ahead of Northfield.

Revels said he plans to have the entire team back next summer, including all four scorers from sections, except for their lone senior Jenna Gerold.

"We will miss our one senior Jenna Gerold, she played a lot of holes for us in conference matches, so we will need someone to fill that spot," he said.

Farmington had 44 girls out for golf this year after being down to single digits the year before Revels took over the program six years ago.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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