Twenty-seven Minnesota high school seniors are being considered for top golfer honors as Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf.
The group and Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday released the names of 14 boys and 13 girls on the 2018 “watchlist’’ for the awards.
Being considered for the Ms. Minnesota Golf award are Hannah Bruns, Roseville; Alayna Eldred, Osakis; Sophie Gray, Legacy Christian; Maddie Herzog, Detroit Lakes; Joanna Kim, Edina; Emily Kratz, Edina; Ally Loseile, Shakopee; Hanna Morin, Buffalo; Megan Munneke, Champlin Park; Lexi Partington, Winona; Sydney Regalado, Rosemount; Ally Tiedeman, Crookston, and Megan Welch, Lakeville North.
Being considered for the Mr. Minnesota Golf award are Sawyer Bailey, Minnetonka; Wyatt Bloomseth, Detroit Lakes; Lincoln Cizek, Holy Family; Nate Diezel, East Grand Forks; Nick Dittrich, Hastings; Hunter Fjerstad, Byron; Ben Hicks, Chanhassen; Derek Hitchner, Blake; Cole Jahnke, Stillwater; Lincoln Johnson, Chaska; Ben Laffen, Sleepy Eye; Tristen Nelko, Wayzata; Jacob Pederson, Minnetonka, and Alex Pries, Chaska.
A statewide committee chaired by Phillip Ebner and comprised of high school coaches and Minnesota golf leadership will select eight girls and eight boys as finalists, based on their 2018 high school tournament season. Those chosen as Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf will be presented with the award on June 10 at the Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence.