05 June 2012

Boys Golf: May on to state; Tigers sixth in 1AA

Tommy May advances to state tournament
Tommy May followed up his opening round 74 with a two-over par 75 to tie for fourth at the finals of the Section 1AA Championships played Monday at Bellwood Oaks Golf Course in Hastings.

The solid two-day performance earned the Tiger senior a berth in next week's Class AA State Championships slated for Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids.

"Tom showed some real character by fighting and grinding around the course," coach Jon Holmes said..

"He was not having his best of days, but the fact that he managed to stick around par really goes a long way in revealing just how much disposition he has developed and how he has taken his game to the next level...I couldn’t be prouder of how he finished ."

May is the first Tiger to make the state meet field since Greg Werner qualified in 2009.

The Tigers, who came into the second round of section team play in seventh place, moved up a notch in the final standings with a two-day total of 316, one of their best showings of the season.

"It was right up there with the 312 we shot at Chaska Town Course, especially since this was a par 73 course," Holmes said. " Everyone played better and we saw what a difference that can make.

Ryan Kelly second-round 78
"I am absolutely pleased at how this group finished the season. They never gave up. They stayed with it through the final hole."

In addition to May's team leading 149,  Ryan Kelly Shot 160 (82-78); Erik Holmstrom 161 (80-81); Mitch Reed 172 (88-84), Tony Lalani 173 (90-83) and Jake Hanson (90-85).