13 May 2014

Boys Golf: Third place after second round

Jake Jensen (left) ranks No.4 in the conference standings after two meets
Farmington continued to defy the pre-season prognosticators with another solid showing in the second of five Missota Conference meets.

The young Tigers placed fourth in Monday's league tournament played at the Chaska Town Course and stand deadlocked with Chaska in team points heading into Tuesday's meet at River Oaks Golf Club in Cottage Grove.

Chaska won Monday's meet on its home course with a low team total of 309 strokes, three fewer than runner-up New Prague. Chanhassen ranked third at 317, followed by Farmington 323, Shakopee 329, Red Wing 334, Northfield 343 and Holy Angels 366.

Jake Jensen topped the Farmington leader board with a round of 76, putting him fourth in the individual conference rankings after two meets.

"Jake is very high up in the points right now and with that start it should give him some confidence going into the final few conference matches," coach Jon Holmes said.

Isaac Ferm also broke 80, checking in with 79.

"Issac has started to find his consistency," Holmes said. "He still has more matches ahead of him that will surely bring some ups and downs, but by managing his mishits well at the Town Course he has seen some light at the end of the tunnel."

Darby Grengs carded  82, Tyler VanWinkle 86, Andy Meyer 95 and Sam Newcomb 96 to complete the Tiger scoring.

"As a team we have not been this high up in the Missota for as long as I can recall," Holmes said, "and we are really determined to fight for that spot over the next few matches."

After Tuesday's meet in Cottage Grove the Tigers make the short trip to Southern Hills for the fourth conference together on Friday and then close out the league season on Monday at Stonebrooke Golf Course in Shakopee.