EAST GULL LAKE - The cold and wind didn't stop Cydney Hasselberg from posting the low score Sunday in the first round of the Pepsi Lakes Junior Cup at The Classic at Madden's Resort.
Hasselberg fired nines of 37-40 for a 77 to help The Classic win the first leg of the five-round tournament. Hasselberg's 77 was accompanied by Nick Forsberg's 79, Michael Foley's 85, Charles Glasser's 92 and Trent Hagenson's 95.
Hasselberg, who finished third in the Class 2A state golf tournament Thursday, said she wasn't affected by the weather, but rather the short course set up.
"The weather didn't really affect me," she said. "I was really working on my driver, but I can't hit driver off the tee out here that much. That was my struggle. We were playing from the reds and it was short.
"I had to play less aggressive and smarter."
Pepsi Lakes Junior Cup
Individual boy: Tyler Snook 78
Individual girl: Cydney Hasselberg 77
Team leaders: The Classic
Next: Second round of the Lakes Area Pepsi Cup at Grand View Lodge's The Preserve at Pequot Lakes 2 p.m. June 28.
Hasselberg, who led after the first round of the state tournament, said Sunday's round was a nice change of pace.
"It was nice not having to really worry about what I was shooting," said the future North Dakota State University player. "I was just out there playing for fun."
Tyler Snook was the low male with a 78. He helped The Preserve to a third-place 449.
The soon to be senior at Crosby-Ironton fired nines of 37-40. He carded a birdie, a double bogey and seven pars on the front nine.
"I was hitting my driver well," said Snook. "I didn't putt the greatest, but I made a couple of birdie putts."
Snook, who hits a low ball, said the wind didn't bother him. It was only the second time he's played The Classic so he played conservative off the tee box.
"I just tried to keep everything in play," he said. "I think I hit 12 of 14 fairways. My short game wasn't as good as it usually is, but I struck the ball well, which saved me. If my putting would have been on, my score could have been a lot better."
Michael Roedl helped The Preserve with his 80. Justin Bruegl shot 91, Erik Nelson 95 and Jane Sloan 99.
Team scores are calculated by adding the top four boys' scores and the top girl.
That formula placed the Legacy in second, 10 shots behind The Classic. Sean Halverson, who tied for fifth in the Class 3A state tournament, fired an 81 to lead the Legacy
The Pines are in fourth, led by Mike Monda's 85.
Team scores: 1-The Classic 428, 2-Legacy 438, 3-The Preserve 449, 4-The Pines 477, 5 -Deacon's 492,
Individual medalist: Boy-Tyler Snook 78 ; Girl-Cydney Hasselberg 77
The Classic: Michael Foley 85, Nick Forsberg 79, Tyler Mick 119, Charles Glasser 92, Trent Hagenson 95, Sam Getchell 102, Joe Foley 106, Cydney Hasselberg 77, Jennifer Muesing 104
Deacon's Lodge: Charlie Hollinbeck 94, Michael Sullivan 115, Mitchell Sullivan 140, Cole Bliss 104, James Cragun 89, Jake Ellingson 115, Johnny Melenich 96, Maria Sloan 109, Abigail Palmer 142, Margaret Heggerston109
Legacy: Sean Halverson 81, TJ Perpich 83, Matthew Sharockman 104, Michael Strain 86, Michael Pettit 96, Mitchell Hagenson 84, Zachary Schmitz 125, Sam Mick 139, Kayla Krause 98, Emily Israelson 109, Morgan McKenzie 130
The Pines: Mike Monda 85, Tanner Roberts 93, Zach Meyer 109, Gerrit Garberich 123, Andrew Nelson 90, Thomas Stoxen 95, Dakota Waverek 105, Andrew Israelson 103, Molly Aga 133, Brittany Bostrom 114
The Preserve: Alex Hill 114, Michael Roedl 80, Justin Bruegl 91, Joseph Bocklund 130, Danny Sontowski III 105, Erik Nelson 95, David Gross 143, Tyler Snook 78, Mitch Gutzman 112, Savannah Stone 113, Jane Sloan 99, Sarah Sontowski 115
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