10 May 2013

Boys Golf: A slip at Missota #2

Jake Trippel team medalist at Missota No. 2
The young and mostly inexperienced Tigers slipped a couple of notches in the second round of Missota Conference play held Thursday afternoon at Bluff Creek Golf Course in Eden Prairie.

After finishing fifth in the inaugural league meet last week Farmington dropped to seventh in the eight-team field.

Chanhassen kept its place atop the team standings with 308 strokes, followed by Chaska 320, Shakopee 321, Red Wing 328, New Prague 332, Holy Angels 343, Farmington 347 and Northfield 363.

Jake Trippel returned to the lineup after missing the last meet and led the Tigers with a round of 85.

Jake Jensen and Nate Anderson were a shot back at 86, followed by Erik Holmstrom 90, Grant Hauswirth 94 and Tyler VanWinkle 97.

"The weather was rainy and cold and unfortunately we made that our excuse," coach Jon Holmes said. "The weather is often a blame for golfers, especially the young and inexperienced ones.

"We will have to learn that everyone plays under the same conditions...We lost some rally important ground at Bluff Creek and will need to rebound in a big way next week with two conference invitationals on the schedule."

The first of those two comes Tuesday at Fountain Valley, the second a day later at Stonebrooke Golf Club.