Kingsland golfer find challenges
at first state tournament last week
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:04 AM
Kingsland golfer Karli Bly was one of 87 participants in last week's state golf meet, held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minn. The two-day event had golfer's play two rounds at the 18-hole course, one each on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the winner claiming the individual state title.
Bly got off to a rough start by her standards, shooting a 105 in her opening round. She came into the clubhouse with a 51 through the first nine holes. On the back nine, which is much longer and more difficult than the front at Pebble Creek, she penciled in a 54 on her scorecard to complete her round.
On the second day of play, Bly rebounded nicely in the opening nine holes. She fired a 45 on the front nine, which is much more consistent with the scoring average she posted this spring. The back nine again proved to be difficult, however, as Bly finished with a 58 to close out her state tournament appearance, giving her a second day total of 103.
Bly's two day total of 208 earned her a 64th place finish in what was her first state tournament.
"The course was very well set up for a state tournament and Karli handled it very well for her first time at the state tournament," said coach Brent Kohn. "I just wish we could have gotten her up there the year before so she didn`t have to deal with the nerves that go with your first state tournament appearance. Congratulations, Karli."