16 May 2013

Boys Golf: Tigers stay in hunt for 5th in Missota

Senior Grant Hauswirth finished with a round of 84 (photo by Terry Holmes)
The weather was perfect for the fourth of five Missota Conference meets held Wednesday at Stonebrooke Golf Club but the Tigers couldn't pick up any ground in their race for fifth place on the league leader board.

State powerhouse Chanhassen 291 continued to dominate the team standings, shooting a 291 to outpace runner-up New Prague by 27 strokes. Chaska was a stroke behind the Trojans at 319, followed by Red Wing 320, Shakopee 332, Farmington 329, Northfield 345 and Holy Angels 352.

Tiger freshman Erik Holmstrom bounced back from a so-so third conference meet to lead the Tigers with a 37-38 round of 75. Holmstrom tied for fifth overall in a field of 48.

Jake Jensen and Grant Hauswirth tied for second on the Farmington score card at 84. Darby Grengs made his varsity debut with a round of 86. Nate Anderson finished at 90 and  Jake Trippel shot  93.

"If we limit the bad holes to bogeys and even doubles we would improve our team score quite a bit," coach Jon Holmes said. "That coupled with hitting the four-footers would catapult our scores in a hurry.

"But all in all, I am glad to see our steady progression. With a young team it's tough to know what to expect day in and day out, but the more experience and more success stories they have, the better our chances will be in the post season."

Next Monday the Tigers travel to the Red Wing Golf Club for the final Missota Conference meet of the season.

Wednesday they take on Rosemount in a dual meet at Emerald Greens in preparation for the Section 1AA Championships that start Tuesday, May 28, at Bellwood Oaks Golf Course in Hastings.