21 May 2014

Boys Golf: Tigers runner-up at Southern Hills

Jake Jensen two-over par 73
The temperatures warmed, the winds calmed and the scores came down at the Southern Hills Invitational played Tuesday afternoon at the par-71 course north of Farmington.

Eagan won the six-team get-together with a low team score of 300 strokes. The Tigers recorded their best score of the weather-battered spring season with 305, followed by Rosemount 307, Bloomington Jefferson 323, Bloomington Kennedy 347 and St. Thomas Academy incomplete.

Jake Jensen led a foursome of Tigers who finished in the 70's with a two-over par 73, one shot behind the individual co-leaders. Darby Grengs carded 76. Lucas Berg 77 and Isaac Ferm 79. Tyler VanWinkle and Sam Newcomb rounded out the Farmington scorecard with respective rounds of 83 and 84.

"This was the first time in my history here where we had four scores in the 70’s," coach Jon Holmes said.  "It was also very reassuring to see the boys back up their last Friday’s 311 with an extremely solid 305.  

"Shooting those scores puts you in the top tier of golf teams in the state. We have the ability to do it and to even replicate it, but the real measurement will be when we are able to shoot those scores on an abundance of courses...Getting two freshmen and two sophomores to shoot in the 70’s on the same day is very exciting."

Holmes is helping for similar results next Thursday when the Tigers play in the Missota Conference Championships at the Northfield Golf Club.