Kathryn VanArragon of Bunker Hills Golf Club shot a 4-under-par 68 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 142, good for a four-shot victory in the Minnesota Women's State Open at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater.

VanArragon, who won the Women's State Amateur for the second time in July, held off two-time defending champion Betsy Kelly of TPC Twin Cities, who shot a pair of 73s to finish second at 146. VanArragon's brother, Caleb, also won both tournaments, making them the only brother-sister combo in state history to sweep the MGA Amateur and Minnesota State Open during the same season.

Emma Welch of Brackett's Crossing Country Club had the best score in the final round with a 5-under 67 and placed third at 147.

Camille Kuznik of Pioneer Creek Golf Club, who was the first-round leader after shooting a 71 on Monday, followed that up with a 79 and finished in the tie for fourth at 150.


  • Four Gophers in the field failed to advance to the match play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. Isabella McCauley was the closest, shooting a 6-over-par 146 over two days to miss the cut by two strokes. Other Gophers included Grace Curran (147), Emma Carpenter (149) and Megan Furtney (155).
  • Brenda Williams of Scottsdale, Ariz., claimed medalist honors and the sole qualifying spot for the U.S. Women's Senior Open with a 10-over-par 81 at Southview Country Club. The U.S. Senior Women's Open will be played at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore., from August 24-27.
  • Gophers tennis coach Lois Arterberry has hired Anastasia Pennington as an assistant coach. Pennington played for Arterberry at Jackson State from 2013-16.
  • Bemidji State was voted the favorite in the NSIC Football Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Monday. Minnesota State Mankato was second. Bemidji State quarterback Brandon Alt, a senior from Cottage Grove, was named preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Northern State defensive lineman Ian Marshall was preseason Defensive Player of the Year.