Granske drops state spot in section playoff

Jason Olson
Sports Editor

Jaguars senior cards rounds of 75 and 78 at sections

Bloomington golfers took to the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan to determine who would represent Section 6-3A at the Class 3A state meet, June 13-14, at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.

Jefferson's Noah Ganske watches a putt during the first round of the section meet at Ridges of Sand Creek. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)
Jefferson’s Noah Ganske watches a putt during the first round of the section meet at Ridges of Sand Creek. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)

Jefferson senior Noah Granske was in contention for an individual qualifying spot before losing to St. Louis Park’s Connor Schubring on the third playoff hole after already playing 36 holes.

The field for the state meet is determined by the top scoring team in each section in addition to the next five individuals.

Jefferson boys shot a two-day total 657 to place third, 73 strokes behind runner-up Edina and 75 strokes behind section champion Wayzata. The Jaguars were four strokes ahead of fourth-place Robbinsdale Armstrong out of 10 teams.

Granske shot rounds of 75 and 78 to lead the Jaguars with Jack Breen shooting an 82 and 81, Sam Heath shooting 85 and 88, Martin Olson shooting 93 and 84, Nolan Rasmussen shooting 84 and 96 and Carsten Rolling shooting 95s.

Kennedy's Carter Johnson shot a first-round 88 at the section meet. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)
Kennedy’s Carter Johnson shot a first-round 88 at the section meet. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)
Jefferson eighth-grader Isabelle Lynch shot a team-best 93 on the opening round at sections. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)
Jefferson eighth-grader Isabelle Lynch shot a team-best 93 on the opening round at sections. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)

Girls
Jefferson had three of four girls qualify for the second day at sections led by eighth grader Isabelle Lynch who carded rounds of 93 and 97, Grace VanBrocklin had rounds of 110 and 104, Emily Christiansen had rounds of 110 and 116 and Pauge Staub fired an opening round 98. The team shot a 411 to place sixth out of seven teams. Edina won the section title over Wayzata with rounds of 624-678.

Lynch finished 17th overall with VanBrocklin 29th overall thanks to shooting six strokes better over the first round and Christiansen was 34th.

Kennedy's Devin Dietz carded a 90 in the opening round at sections. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)
Kennedy’s Devin Dietz carded a 90 in the opening round at sections. (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)

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