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Girls golf: Flynn caps standout season

When ninth grader Molly Flynn qualified for the state tournament, this year she became the youngest Rosemount girls golfer to make the state meet.

Last week, Flynn shot a combined 191 to end another strong season for the Irish girls golf team on a high note.

Rosemount has had it's share of success in recent years, including individual participation in the state meet, and this season added to the team's recent run.

This season, the Irish tied a school record with two tournament wins. Rosemount won the Lakeville South Invitational and was Dakota County champions.

The Irish placed seventh out of 12 teams in the Lake Conference tournament -- a disappointing finish at the time -- but recovered to place fourth at the section tournament.

On the first day of the section tournament at Phalen golf course, Rosemount shot a combined 344, which was the third-best tournament score in team history.

And then there was Flynn.

Despite being just a ninth grader, she shot a 95 on the first day of last week's state meet and followed with a 96 on the second day. She shot a 44 on the west course at Bunker Hills on the second day.

Flynn was named the team's Most Valuable Golfer. She was also all-conference honorable mention.

Senior Katie Berkopec was a team captain and earned the Irish award along with academic all-conference. Fellow senior Emily Holtz was academic all-state and won the team's outstanding scholar athlete award.

Senior Hailey Johnson was named the team's Most Improved Golfer after an all-conference season. She was academic all-state.

Junior Emily Anderson was all-conference honorable mention along with being named academic all-conference.

Junior Betsy Wallin was named the team's hardest worker and was all-conference and academic all-conference.