Two Viking girls qualify for state golf tournament

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Caribou sophomore Katie Pelletier hits a drive during Thursday’s Penobscot Valley Conference tourney. Pelletier shot a 100 and qualified for the Oct. 13 state tournament in Vassalboro.

By Kevin Sjoberg
Sports Reporter

LINCOLN — Caribou golfers Katie Pelletier and Lexi Emerson have qualified for the state individual golf championships.

Pelletier shot a 100 and Emerson a 101 Thursday in the Penobscot Valley Conference Championships held at JaTo Highlands and earned berths into the state tourney, to be held Oct. 13 at Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro.

They were two of 10 female golfers to qualify by shooting a 110 or lower.

Winning the PVC girls title was Jenna Hallett of Presque Isle with an 87. She finished ahead of two-time state champion Ali Prescott of Fort Kent, who carded an 89.

The Presque Isle Wildcats and Houlton Shiretowners qualified for this Saturday’s State Team Golf Championships, which will also be held at Natanis.

PI placed second among Class B teams and Houlton was first for Class C at Thursday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championship tournament, held at JaTo Highlands Golf Course.

The Wildcats totaled 349 strokes, six more than first-place Mount Desert Island. Also qualifying for the states were Hermon (353) and Foxcroft Academy (373).

The Shiretowners also came in with 343 strokes and defeated runner-up Deer Isle-Stonington by six strokes. Placing third and also qualifying was George Stevens Academy with a 373.

Sam Grindle of DI-Stonington was the medalist with a 72. Twenty one boys and 10 girls had scores that qualified them for the state individual championships, to be held Oct. 13, also at Natanis.

Boys had to shoot 90 or lower to qualify. Making it from Houlton were Cam Clark (80), Cole McLaughlin (86) and Alex Donovan (87). Wildcats moving on were Mike Boone (84), Adam Flynn (85) and Josh Gordon (89).

Caribou’s Dayne Savage just missed out. He shot a 90, but lost in a tie-breaker.