10 May 2013

Girls Golf: Tigers finally hit the course

Brianna Swenson
After several weather-related false starts the Tigers finally hit the competitive road this week, finishing eighth and seventh respectively in the first two Missota Conference meets of the season.

Coach Jon Stock's squad trailed the pack Monday in the league opener at Northfield Golf Club won by New Prague. The Trojans edged rival Red Wing by two strokes 332-334 for the lead.

The Tigers finished at 487 and trailed seventh place Holy Angels by 20 strokes.

Brianna Swenson carded the low round of the meet for Farmington, finishing at 110. Sidney Comes carded 119, Brooke McConnell 123, Kaitlin Jokinen 135 and Julie Singewald 139.

A day later at Stonebrooke Golf Course New Prague again crept by Red Wing, this time by six strokes, for top honors to set up what should be a tight race to the finish line.

The Tiger fortunes also improved as it totaled 452 to beat Holy Angels by 14 strokes and move into seventh place.

Swenson again paced Farmington with a round of 104. Comes finished three shots back at 107, followed by Jokinen 109, McConnell, Singewald 119, McConnell 121, and Alexis House 129.

"From our first to second meet, we lowered our team score by almost 40 strokes," coach Stock said, " and we hope to continue to improve through the next few weeks."