26 May 2011

Boys Golf: Scoring a mental victory

Cooper Loew
Tied with teammate Tommy May for low round with 77

On paper, Farmington's 12-3 dual meet loss to Lakeville North at Bellwood Oaks Golf Club in Hastings on Wednesday was a one-sided defeat. Tiger coach Jon Holmes didn't see the two-man, best-ball event that way.
"We will definitely use this as a mental win going into the section tournament," Holmes said. "Getting the boys to realize they could go over to Bellwood and play well and stay relatively close to the defending section champions was huge for our psyche."
Tommy May and Cooper Loew shot identical rounds of 77 and swept the number one position to score all three of the Farmington points.
Erik Holmstrom fired 81 and Matt Provost 82 to give the Tigers a team score of 317, well below their average for the regular season.
Other Farmington scores included Trevor Hockert, Tony Lalani and Mitch Reed 87, Ryan Kelly 90, Kevin Olund 92 and Jacob Hanson 95.
The Section 1AAA Championships begin Thursday, June 2, at Bellwood Oaks.