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Girls golf: Irish are gaining attention

Rosemount's girls golf team has started to garner some state-wide recognition during the 2008 spring season.

The Irish girls are ranked fifth in Class AAA in the most recent state rankings.

Alexandria is ranked first in Class AAA with an average score of 336.2, followed by Woodbury in second with a 350.7. Rosemount is fifth in the rankings with an average score of 356, just ahead of Northfield.

Individually, Rosemount's Becca Swords is currently ranked eighth statewide in Class AAA with an average score of 79.8. Alexandria's Maggie Leland is the top-ranked golfer with a 76.1.

On May 1, Rosemount showed off its talents, as it tied Eden Prairie 171-171 at Bent Creek and defeated Lakeville North (179) and Bloomington Kennedy (224). Swords was the meet medalist with a 39. Amanda Northwick shot a 41, while Caitlin Hanson had a 45 and Kiley Nuernberg shot 46.