21 April 2014

Boys Golf: Young Tigers see first action

Darby Grengs
The young Tigers finally got in an official meet on Monday, finishing sixth in a seven-team field at the Chanhassen Invitational played at Deer Run Golf Course.

Missota Conference power Chaska edged Edina 296-297 to claim team honors. New Prague ranked third at 305, followed by Chanhassen 320, Holy Family 342, Farmington 349 and Benilde-St. Margaret's 379.

Darby Grengs carded a round of  40-41 to lead the Tigers. Jake Jensen checked in at 88 (46-42), Lucas Beg 90 (46-44), Isaac Ferm 90 (44-46), Brock Lange (93 (48-45) and Tyler VanWinkle 97 (51-46).

"All in all it was a good event to get our boys some much needed experience," Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. "Each of them need more tournament experience to get acclimated and accustomed to playing under pressure.

"This is a group of golf rats that loves to be at and on the course and I am confident that with a few weeks of tournament experience they will be able to shake the jitters that go along with tourney golf."

Berg, Ferm and Lange all made their varsity debuts at the meet; Jensen, Grengs and VanWinkle each saw at least some varsity playing time last spring.

The Tigers get back into action Tuesday with a trip to Stonebrooke Golf Course for an appearance at another rmulti-school non-conference invitational.