Skaare 46th, Trasamar 57th
Both of Blue Earth Area’s entrants in the State Golf Meet wound up in the middle of the pack of golfers.
Jon Trasamar shot a two-day total of 165 for a 57th place tie, while Jessica Skaare had a 183 which put her in a tie for 46th place.
Trasamar shot an 83 (40-43) on Wednesday, and followed it up with an 82 (41-41) on Thursday. He started on the back nine of the Ridges at Sand Creek Course in Jordan both days.
Skaare shot a 93 (44-49) the first day, and followed it with a 90 (46-44) the second day.
“I thought Jon struck the ball very well,” Buc boys golf coach Steve Fernholz said. “His alignment was just a little off.”
Fernholz said Trasamar has adjusted his swing, according to instructions from University of Minnesota Gopher coaches, where Trasamar will play next year. Those coaches were at the state tournament last week.
“They made some changes in his swing and club correction,” Fernholz explained, “but his alignment still needs to change.” The Buc coach said the Gopher coaches liked what they saw in Trasamar’s new swing.
Fernholz said Trasamar handled his higher than normal score quite well, saying that although he had higher expectations, he is positioning himself to be ready for next fall.
“Jon is a very mature young man, and has been a delight to coach,” Fernholz added. “I have enjoyed having him on our team immensely.”
Girls coach Al Cue said that overall Skaare did very well at the state meet.
“She shot about her average on the first day, and was below her average on the second day,” he pointed out.
Cue said he was most impressed with her putting, which was steady both days.
“Jessica proved she belonged there (at the State Golf Meet), and I am very proud of her performance here and all season,” Cue said. “The whole team had a very successful year.”
Skaare is a junior and Cue feels the experience of going to state will be very beneficial to her next year. “She recognizes now that she can play with anyone, Cue said.
He added that she really wanted to shoot in the 80s, but was satisfied with how she finished.