Top 10: 2. Yoemans, Herzog, Belisle lead the way for Red Wing golf
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Sophia Yoemans and Leah Herzog led the Red Wing girls' golf team to a third-place finish in the Class AA state meet, and Herzog broke the state meet 18-hole score record by one stroke with a 66.
"Going into (the tournament), I just tried to stay in the moment and take things one shot at a time, not getting ahead of myself and worrying about the score," Herzog said. "On the front nine, I made three really clutch birdie putts that I was not expecting to make, and on the back nine, my irons were really dialed in."
Yoemans quickly broke Herzog's record with a 63. The 9-under-par performance also set a course record.
By the end of the second day, Yoemans and Herzog reamined 1-2 in the individual scores. Yoemans 129 two-day total broke the state record, while Herzog was close behind with a 137.
"This is the best I've ever played," Yoemans said. "To put 36 holes together like this, it's just crazy."
Ashton Chandler (T-72nd, 200), Ava Bremseth (75th, 202), Bailie Rocshen (77th, 205) and Grace Dube (83rd, 225) also competed for the girls' team.
The boys' team also finished the state meet in third place. Cecil Belisle led the team with a third-place 139, just two strokes off the leader, Nate Deziel of East Grand Forks, and one stroke behind the second-place finisher, Derek Hitchner of The Blake School.
Luke Knudsen tied for 34th with a 155, and Micahel Stoffel came in tied for 48th with a 159. Mac DeSutter (T-70th, 167), Drew Siewert (T-72nd, 169) and Cole Krie (T-80th, 183) also golfed for the boys' team.