Teams wait out weather for state trip

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Lourdes' Michael Dearani competes in a Section 1AA meet on Wednesday at Eastwood Golf Course in Rochester. Dearani carded an even-par 71 to lead Lourdes to the team title and its first state berth since 2010.

A more than two-hour weather delay forced the Lake City girls golf team to wait before finding out its fate during Wednesday's Section One, Class AA golf meet at Eastwood Golf Course.

But there weren't as many tense moments for the Rochester Lourdes boys, who didn't have to wait and wonder.

All boys team competitors had finished before the lousy weather struck, and the Eagles finished on top of the field, firing 308 to earn their first state bid since 2010.

Shattuck-St. Mary's was just two shots behind at 310.

Lourdes senior Michael Dearani came through in a big way, firing even-par 71 to pace the Eagles.


"That was huge," Lourdes coach Chris Miller said. "We knew (Anthony Brodeur) was going to shoot a low number so we needed someone to stick with him. Michael did that, and it's what we needed to win."

Brodeur, who is the son of legendary NHL goalie Martin Brodeur, was the meet medalist, carding two-under 69.

Joining the Eagles and Brodeur at state are Winona Cotter's Charlie Kretschmer (76), Cannon Falls' Matt Moskal (76), Byron's Jacob Boe (77) and Triton's Jaden Thiemann (77).

Lake City still had two players on the course when the delay hit, but it pushed past Stewartville for its first state berth since 2006.

Lake City carded a 331, while Stewartville fired a 341. It was Lake City's best round of the season.

Claire Gruber paced Lake City with a round of 78.

Stewartville's MacKenzie Olsen was the meet medalist with 76. Other individuals advancing include Lourdes' Madeline Pagel (83), La Crescent's Alex Nutter (84), Byron's Kelsey Hedlund (85) and Stewartville's Jessica Rosenblad (86).

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