By PATRICK SLACK
Pierz freshman Jessica Hawks fired a round of 90 during Monday’s opening round of the Section 6AA girls golf tournament at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell to advance to the final day of competition.
In Tuesday’s second round, Hawks bettered her score by a stroke, shooting an 89 to finish with a two-day score of 179.
Hawks started on the 10th hole Tuesday, turning in a 41 on the back nine en route to tying for 16th individually.
“It was an absolute treat to walk alongside her as she started the 10th hole with a wonderful drive and from there she continued to use her course management skills,” Holbrook said. “It has been fantastic watching her learn that good golf is smart golf.”