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Knights golf teams compete in conference tournament

The Alden-Conger boys’ and girls’ golf teams competed in the Gopher Valley Conference meet Wednesday afternoon at a windy Oak View Golf Course in Freeborn.

The girls’ team strung together some of their best golf of the season to win the tournament, while the boys’ team finished fourth out of seven.

Led by junior Annika Riebe, who finished as runner-up with a score of 99, the Knights received solid performances all around. Also finishing in the top 10 individually and earning All-Conference honors were junior Ahnika Johnson, finishing in fifth with a score of 107, and senior Autumn Soost, coming in 10th place with a score of 119.

Also scoring for the girls’ Knights team was eighth grader Emma Kleinschrodt, who finished the day with a score of 138. Junior Mikenna Erickson also golfed at the meet, carding a round of 150.

On the boys’ side, Alden-Conger got three sub-100 rounds, earning it a fourth-place finish with a team score of 390.

Leading the way for the Knights was senior Ryan Hansen with a 90, landing him in fourth place individually and earning him an All-Conference bid. Junior Jack Redman and senior Erick Theusch were close behind, garnering All-Conference honorable mention with scores of 96 and 99, respectively.

Rounding out the scoring for Alden-Conger was senior Austin Attig with a score of 105. Eighth grader Ryker Erickson and seventh grader Parker Hintz just missed out on scoring for the team with rounds of 109 and 118, respectively.

The girls’ will play again at their section tournament Tuesday, and the boys’ team will play their section tournament Thursday. Both meets will be at North Links Golf Course in Mankato. 

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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