10 May 2012

Boys Golf: Tigers tie for 4th in Missota #3

Mitch Reed shot 82 (38-44) at River Oaks Golf Club
The Tigers tied for fourth place in the third Missota Conference tournament of the season played Tuesday at River Oaks Golf Club in Cottage Grove...or at least that's how things stand for now.

A possible penalty for a rules violation (opposing player carrying too many clubs in his bag) could alter the standings. That decision awaits a vote of league coaches and could take awhile to sort itself out.

"It was sort of a debacle," Tiger coach Jon Holmes said. "It all comes down to when the rule regarding the penalty for the extra clubs is in force. Is it before the round is over and the cards are signed or when does the tournament exactly end?...It's a teachable moment for all of us."

As of now, Chanhassen is the winner of the tournament with 298 strokes. Chaska finished a distant second  at 317, followed by Shakopee 322, Farmington 323, Holy Angels 323, New Prague 323, Red Wing 327 and Northfield 340.

Tommy May led the Tiger effort with a round of 78, three shots in front of teammate Ryan Kelly who checked in at 81. Erick Holmstrom and Mitch Reed finished at 82. Tony Lalani carded 85 and Jake Hanson 89.

"Overall I am pleased with the consistent gains we have made in the conference," Holmes said. "Starting at sixth, moving to fifth and now finishing fourth is definitely welcomed. Hopefully we can keep the trend going."

Monday the same teams get back together for the fourth (of six) Missota Conference tournaments, this one at the Chaska Town Course.