Girls Golf: All-CMC returner Poster leads Pierz into new year

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Senior Anna Poster leads the Pierz girls golf team into its spring season after earning All-Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) honors last season with an eighth-place finish.

The Pioneers return all but one player from their conference and section teams a year ago, including senior Beth Woitalla, juniors Amber Girtz and Katie Kowalzek and eighth grader Jessica Hawks.

Sam Herold was the lone graduate from last year’s squad.

“The team has had the last couple of years to learn the game and fall into where they should be,” Pierz head coach Steve Holbrook said. “I’m excited to see how everything plays out. I have a good feeling about what this year might bring in the conference.”

The Pioneers’ section will once again be tough, Holbrook said, but the new course in Sartell should provide an opportunity for the team to post strong scores.

Pierz is scheduled to open the season with a home conference meet April 12.