22 May 2014

Girls Golf: Tigers host Missota finale

Brianna Swenson low Tiger scorer at Missota Finale
Farmington played host to the final Missota Conference meet of the season (and forever, actually) Wednesday at Fountain Valley Golf Course.

The Tigers played shorthanded at the league finale, fielding the team minimum of four players, and finished seventh in the seven-team field. Holy Angels did not participate in the meet.

Red Wing captured the league title with a low team total of 338 strokes.New Prague finished in the runner-up slot with 345, followed by Chanhassen 365, Northfield 379, Shakopee 397, Chaska 398, Farmington 463.

Brianna Swanson  shot the low Farmington round of the meet with a  97 (46-51), one shot fewer than teammate Katlin Jokinen's 98 (49-49). Sidney Comes shot 118 (54-64) and Kassandra Kuchenberg 150 (73-77).

"Our turnout was not optimal," coach Jon Stock said, "but the girls that came did great...and we had our best weather of the year!"

Next up for the Tigers is a trip to the Cannon Valley Golf Club next Tuesday for the opening round of Section 1AA play

The girls tried to get a preview of that course when they started a tournament there on Monday. Unfortunately, rain halted the proceedings after nine holes with Farmington sitting in eighth place in the 10-team standings.

Swenson stood eighth in the individual rankings with a nine-hole round of 48.

"It was some tough weather but good practice for the sections," Stock said.