Girls 2nd at St. Peter
The Buccaneer girls golf team took second place in a seven team invitational in St. Peter last Tuesday.
The Blue Earth Area girls shot a team score of 405. In first was Providence Academy with 372.
Fairmont was third at 417, St. Peter fourth with 438, Bethlehem Academy in fifth with 453, Maple River sixth with 659 and LeCenter was incomplete.
Jessica Skaare led BEA with a 96 (50-46). She took fifth place overall. Taking the sixth place medal was BEA’s Morgan Dickman with a 98 (53-45).
Mackenzie Lein shot a 105 (51-54), Emily Slama a 106 (54-52), Olivia Skaare a 107 (54-53) and Autumn Drake a 110 (53-57).
“Overall, this was a decent score for the girls,” Coach Al Cue said. “Our putt numbers are still way too high. If we averaged two putts per hole, we would have been under 400. That can be the next goal for the team – to break 400.”
BEA 282, St. Peter299
The Buccaneer girls golf team downed the St. Peter Saints last Monday on the Riverside Town and Country Golf Course.
The meet was shortened from the original 18 holes to just 12, due to lack of time to finish.
The Bucs shot a team score of 282 for the 12 holes, while the Saints carded a 299.
Kelsey Kuiper of St. Peter was the medalist with a 65. Right behind her was BEA’s Jessica Skaare who shot a 66 to lead the Bucs.
Morgan Dickman shot a 68 during the shortened meet. Olivia Skaare scored a 71 and Autumn Drake’s 77 rounded out the Bucs’ scoring.
“We didn’t shoot particularly well,” Coach Al Cue said. “But St. Peter was missing one player and had to use one higher score, which gave us a larger margin of victory.”
BEA takes fourth
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls golf team took fourth place in the Belle Plaine Invitational Meet on Friday, April 24.
The Bucs shot a team score of 428 for the fourth place finish. Delano won it with 404, Belle Plaine was second at 406 and Jordan was third at 424. USC was in fifth at 439, and Watertown-Mayer was sixth with 445.
Buc Coach Al Cue said he was disappointed in the standings.
“We are capable of shooting a score that could have won this meet,” he said “We didn’t hit the ball very well and we putted the ball terribly.”
The Bucs were led by Jessica Skaare’s 98. Morgan Dickman and Olivia Skaare both shot 107, and both Mackenzie Lein and Autumn Drake shot 116. Emily Slama had a 120.
“Our short games need to improve in order for us to be competitive at the end of the season,” Cue said.
This week the Bucs host Jackson on Monday, travel to St. James on Tuesday, and host USC on Friday.