30 May 2014

Boys Golf: 5th in the Missota

Jake Jensen won all-Missota honors
The Tigers didn't quite meet their goal of a first division finish in the Missota Conference, but they did capture the fifth spot in final eight-team standings.

Farmington was a point and a half out of fourth heading into Thursday's final conference get-together at the Northfield Club where it finished fifth.

Chaska won the last-ever Missota meet with a team total of 304 strokes, 10 fewer than runner-up Chanhassen. Shakopee placed third with 330, followed by New Prague 331, Red Wing 331, Northfield 342, Farmington 343 and Holy Angels 353.

"We started off the first five holes as a team very rocky," Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. "All of our guys were well above bogey golf... The nerves were very apparent in most of the groupings and these types of situations are key for our young players to be in to build experience."

Jake Jensen and Darby Grengs led the Tiger efforts with respective rounds of 82 and 83. Jensen's score landed him a spot on the all-conference team. Grengs finished one stroke away from all-league honors.

For the day, the other Tiger players--Tyler VanWinkle, Isaac Ferm, Sam Newcomb and Lucas Berg--carded with identical rounds of 89.

"All in all, it was a good Missota run this year," Holmes said. "We are looking forward to entering the South Suburban next year with some seasoning and, of course, having a nostalgic Missota Conference Invite each year to keep the historic competition rolling."

Saturday the Tigers head to Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery for the opening round of the Section 1AAA Championships.