Golf: 8th-grader leads Elk girls to 2nd in Brainerd Invitational

Eighth-grader Morgan Bleyhl led Elk River to second place in the Brainerd Invitational on Saturday, an event shortened to nine holes by cold and rain.

Bleyhl, granddaughter of coach Dave Bleyhl, shot 41, followed by Sadie Martin 44, Ashlee Lindeen 45, and Samantha Lindeen 46.

“She’s a good low hitter, and she was tough when weather conditions were bad,” said Dave Bleyhl about Morgan, who was season conference JV medalist last year.

Pequot Lakes shot 27-under-par and the Elks were 32-under-par in the scoring system for this tournament, to lead about 20 teams.