State Golf: Barchus in 8th, Pequot girls 5th after first day

PR-B's Hannah Barchus leads all local golfers after the first day of state competition

FILE PHOTO: PR-B's Hannah Barchus tees off on the third hole at Whitefish Golf Course Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Pine River-Backus sophomore Hannah Barchus carded one birdie in her Day One round of 89 at the Class 1A girls state tournament Tuesday, June 15, at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker.

Barchus finished the first day tied for eighth and 11 strokes behind front-runner Isabella Jacobs of Lac qui Parle Valley.

PR-B boys golfer Joseph Zaczkowski shot an 82 in his Day One round, tallying nine pars to finish tied for 29th.

Girls Results


Individual Leader: Isabella Jacobs (LPV) 78

Pine River-Backus Day One results: T8-Hannah Barchus 89

Boys Results

Individual Leader: Rylin Petry (Fertile-Beltrami) 70

Pine River-Backus Day One results: T29-Joseph Zaczkowski 82

Pequot Lakes


Pequot Lakes’ Morgan Krieger carded two birdies in her round of 80 in Day One of the Class 2A girls state tournament.

Krieger led the Patriots, which finished fifth after Day One with a score of 367. Lake City leads the Class 2A girls tournament with a combined score of 343.

The 8-over round of 80 puts Krieger tied for sixth for the tournament and seven strokes off the leader, Perham’s Mallory Belka. It was also Krieger’s personal best score in a competitive round.

Genevieve Birkeland followed Krieger with a score of 93, while Annie Neva was right behind with a 94. Maddie Pederson shot a 100 and Charlee Sullivan with a 106 rounded out Pequot Lakes’ scores.

In the boys' tournament, Pequot Lakes’ Tyler Seeling carded two birdies to shoot a 7-over round of 79 and be tied for 34th.

Girls Results

Team scores: 1-Lake City 343, 2-Fergus Falls 359, 3-Minnewaska 362, 4-Providence 365, 5-Pequot Lakes 367, 6-St. Croix Lutheran 373, 7-Fairmont 392, 8-Hermantown 397


Individual Leader: Mallory Belka (Perham) 73

Staples-Motley Day One results: 15-Adriana Dickey 85, T51-Ava Schneider 95

Pequot Lakes Day One results: T6-Morgan Krieger 80, T45-Genevieve Birkeland 93, T47-Annie Neva 94, T63-Maddie Pederson 100, T74-Charlee Sullivan 106

Pierz Day One results: T19-Emily Virnig 88

Boys Results

Team scores: 1-Cloquet 300, 2-Totino-Grace 305, 3-Delano 308, 4-Blue Earth Area 312, T5-Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 314, T5-Staples-Motley 314, 7-Roseau , 8-New London-Spicer 340

Individual Leader: Sam Baker (Cloquet) 68


Staples-Motley Day One results: 2-Beck Erholtz 71, T42-Carter White 80, T51-Peyton Mithun 81, T54-Grant Bestland 82, T77-Adam Oberlander 90, T83-Isaiah Schultz 93

Pequot Lakes Day One results: T34-Tyler Seeling 79

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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