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Top 10: 2. Yoemans, Herzog, Belisle lead the way for Red Wing golf

The Red Wing girls golf team poses with its award for taking third place at the Class AA girls state golf meet at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn. From left to right: Bailie Roschen, Ashton Chandler, Sophia Yoemans, Leah Herzog, Ava Bremseth, Grace Dube and head coach Mark Herzog. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
The Red Wing boys' golf team wrapped up the Class AA boys state golf meet at Ridges at Sand Creek with a third-place team score of 619. Standing with their award (from left to right) are: head coach Nate Gale, Michael Stoffel, Cecil Belisle, Luke Knudsen, Cole Krie, Mac DeSutter and Drew Siewert. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Sophia Yoemans won medalist honors with a state-record 15-under-par two-day score of 129 at the Class AA girls state golf meet. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
Leah Herzog of Red Wing hits from the 18th hole fairway on Wednesday at the Class AA girls state golf meet. Herzog capped the two-day meet with a score of 137 to take second place individually. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4

Editor's note: This story is part of a series looking back at some of the biggest stories of 2018. Find the rest of the series here: Top Ten 2018.

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.