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Landry has Panthers’ best round at state golf tournament

St. Croix Central’s Emma Landry and Panther girls golf coach Chance Langeness are shown at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison after their practice round the day before the tournament began. (Submitted photo)

Emma Landry shot the best round ever in a state tournament for the St. Croix Central girls golf team when she shot 90 in the second round of the WIAA Division 2 Girls Golf State Championships at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

Landry finished the two-day state tournament, played Oct. 12-13, with a score of 197. That placed her 30th in the Division 2 individual field.

The 90 shot by Landry in the second day of the tournament eclipses the 93 score shot by Katrina Brummer in 2003 as the best round ever played by a Central girl in the WIAA state championships. Brummer’s 193 that she shot in 2003 remains the best overall score from a Central girl in the state tournament. Landry shot 45 in each half of her round during the second day of the tournament.

Landry struggled with the whipping winds and her short game in the opening day of the tournament. The second day of the tournament was still far short of tropical, but she was able to play through the conditions. Central coach Chance Langeness said he thought Landry would bounce back on the second day, just by the way she handled herself during the opening round.

“Not once did she make an excuse or get angry. Her composure, her mental game is so strong,” Langeness said.

Landry made the biggest improvement of any girl in the Division 2 field, shaving 17 strokes off her score from the opening day. Putting was Landry’s only problem in the second round. She used 43 putts in each round at state.

“Her irons were as good as I’ve seen in a long time,” Langeness said of Landry’s second-day improvement. “She had one or two mishits all day.”

Landry had a special cheering section for the tournament. The WIAA gave approval that Landry’s grandparents would be allowed to use a cart so they could watch her play her final round of high school golf.

“I couldn’t be happier with how it ended,” Langeness said. “It was a nice way to end the season.”

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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