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Lady E-Hawks Class 2A State Runner Up Team

“We’ll Take It!”

June 6, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

GRANGER - "At the end, after all we'd been through, we decided, 'we'll take it,"

With those words, Head Coach Ted Riley and the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks dedicated their Class 2A State Runner-Up title to assistant coach Kort Freeman Wednesday afternoon. Freeman is hospitalized in Rochester, MN, and missed the state tournament.

Emmetsburg played with their coach on their minds, as they stood in fourth place after the opening round on Tuesday, but made a big move on Wednesday to advance two places to finish second with a 745-stroke score behind 2A Champions Treynor with a 698. Alta-Aurelia finished third with a 746 and Tipton was fourth with a 757.

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WE?ALL?JUMP?FOR?KORT - The Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks all jumped for joy last Wednesday afternoon after they finished second at the 2017 Class 2A State Girls Golf Tournament at Jester Park Golf Course. Dedicating their State Tournament appearance to Assistant Coach Kort Freeman, the Lady E-Hawks edged out Alta-Aureila by a 745-746 stroke to claim the runner-up honors behind Treynor, who shot a 698. From left to right are Gillian Nolan, Parker Traub, Sarah Pugh, Head Coach Ted Riley, Allison Freeman, Gretchen Hofstad and Molly McCain. Allison Freeman would finish in eighth place in the Individual Medalist Competition with a 172 to close out her prep career along with fellow seniors Sarah Pugh and Gillian Nolan. -- Ben Hofstad photo

"Alta was a three-time defending state champion and we trailed them by three after the first day,"?Riley noted, "but all year long, we've talked about deserving victory through hard work, and we got a little bit better each meet. Wednesday morning, we dedicated the round to Kort and the girls did what they needed to do."

Allison Freeman played steady golf on Wednesday shooting a 47 and then turning in a final round of 39 for an 86 to give her a 172 final tally, good for eighth place in the Individual Medalist competition as well.

Parker Traub would shoot a 49 and 45 for a 94 on Wednesday, while Molly McCain carded a 43 and 51 on Wednesday for a 94 and Sarah Pugh added rounds of 46 and 50 to tally a 96 on Wednesday for a 370-stroke total that added with their 375 score on Tuesday for the 745 final tally and second place overall.

Gretchen Hofstad shot a 49 and 49 for a 98 and Gillian Nolan shot rounds of 56 and 49 for a 105.

"We've finished second, sixth and second in our three trips to state,"?Riley noted. "The girls have worked so hard, and then they played their hearts out for Kort too. We'll miss our seniors but our core group coming back will be great leaders next season."\



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