21 May 2013

Boys Golf: Tiger tie for 4th in Missota finale

Low Tiger scorer Erik Holmstrom
The Tigers saved their best for last, tying for fourth place at the fifth and final Missota Conference meet of the season played Monday at the Red Wing Country Club.

Farmington ended the five-meet run in sixth place in the eight-team conference.

Chanhassen claimed the 2013 league title with a 301 stroke total. Chaska and Shakopee tied for seocnd at 324, followed by Shakopee 328, Red Wing 328, New Prague 338, Northfield 340 and Holy Angels 358.

" It is a short course that gives you uneven lies all of the time," assistant coach Terry Holmes said. The elevated greens gave us some trouble. When you miss them it is hard to get up and down in two."

Erik Holmstrom again led the Tiger scorers with a round of 80, one shot better than teammates Garrett Heidelberger and Jake Trippel.

"We need another golfer to shot in the low 80's," Holmes said.

Jake Jensen shot 86, Darby Grengs 89 and Grant Hauswirth 90 to round out the Tiger scoring.

Head coach Jon Holmes could not be present for the conference finale but commented he was encouraged by his team's showing, its best of the league season.

"A fourth place finish in the last conference meet is really good for us," he said, "especially with the section coming up."

Section 1AA team play begins Tuesday, May 28, at Bellwood Oaks Golf Club in Hastings. The Tigers tune up for post-season play with a dual meet against Rosemount Thursday at Emerald Greens.