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!”