Golf: Faulkner, Lindeen win ERGS junior titles

Derek Faulkner and Ashlee Lindeen.

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Ashlee Lindeen and Derek Faulkner captured the junior titles at Elk River Golf Club’s tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Lindeen, senior-to-be at ERHS, repeated as champion with 87-87–174. Others in the field were Samantha Lindeen 96-94-190, Mikayla Conrath 104-97-201, an Shelby Eden  107-99–206.

“I’m practicing every day, and really working hard so next year will be good,” said Lindeen, who birdied No. 7 Sunday with a nice drive, iron shot and putt, and saved par with a long putt on 12.

Faulkner, a junior-to-be at Zimmerman, shot 80-78–158. The only other entrant was Ross Ilstrup who shot 238.

Faulkner said he had a couple chances for eagle putts but missed them and settled for birdies on 14 and 18.

“But on 12,” he grimmaced, “I lost my sky caddie and got a triple bogey!”