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L/P’s Marx pumped for state golf berth

It has been nine years since Lyle/Pacelli has had a girls golfer at the state meet and sophomore Jennie Marx is unfazed as she will break that streak when she competes at the Class ‘A’ state meet at Becker Minn. Tuesday.

“I’m just trying to enjoy the experience,” said Marx, who tees off at 8:15 a.m. at Pebble Creek on Tuesday. “I don’t really care how bad or how good I do, I just want to enjoy it.”

Marx shot an 18-hole total of 97 to advance to state, and now she’ll be taking on 36 holes at the state meet.

“I told her to play as much as she can between now and state,” L/P head golf coach Mark Buntje said. “It’s a lot of golf in three days, so the more she plays the more she’ll be used to it.”

Marx has received plenty of help on her golf game. Her dad and three brothers have helped her develop into strong driver.

“They all work with me on whatever I need help with,” she said.

Buntje said that Marx is usually winning the long game against her opponents on the course.

“She really hits the ball well,” he said. She’s drives a long way and she’s good from tee to green.”

Marx is hoping this is the first of a few state appearances as she looks to improve on her game each season.